- 1 million people across the globe die by suicide each year. That’s one suicide every 40 seconds.
- More people die by suicide each year than by murder and war combined.
- It’s estimated that approximately 5% of people attempt suicide at least once in their life.
- Between 10% and 14% of the general population have suicidal thinking throughout their lifetime.
- Suicide is the second biggest cause of death worldwide among 15-19 year olds.
- 100,000 adolescents die by suicide every year.
"Don't kill yourself" Fat said. "Move in with me. I'm all alone"...
"It would really make me feel terrible" Fat said. "For the rest of my life, if you did away with yourself". Thereby, as he later realized, he presented her with all the wrong reasons for living. She would be doing it as a favour to others. He could not have found a worse reason to give had he looked for years. Better to back the VW over her. This is why suicide hotlines are not manned by nitwits.
Valis by Philip K. Dick
"Everybody hurts, sometimes" R.E.M.