TTC Releases Suicide Stats
Old 11-27-2009, 01:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Apparently, the Toronto Sun fought for a year to get the TTC to release their suicide stats, which were requested under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. As many of you know, suicides and the statistics aren't (or weren't) generally reported in the media, so as to discourage possible copycat acts.

Toronto subway suicide death toll | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun
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Busy subway stops have body bags ready cause of suicide jumpers.

I dunno what to say but judging by these numbers it should deter jumpers as the statistics show the odds of being successful aren't that good.

Jumping off the Bloor Viaduct wasn't good odds either but it didn't stop the gov't from spending millions of dollars putting up those stupid wires.


Spend the money on mental health help and you may see a decline.

The fact is suicides are a part of big city life. Its like bank robbery raising during tax time.

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i dont understand it, really.
why dont you just hang yourself, or take sleeping pills, or just grab a knife from the kicthen drawer? why would someone choose to get run over/crushed by a subway car as their way to go?
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i dont understand it, really.
why dont you just hang yourself, or take sleeping pills, or just grab a knife from the kicthen drawer? why would someone choose to get run over/crushed by a subway car as their way to go?
I agree. I think the biggest problem is reaching out to people rather than finding ways for people not to kill themselves.

If thats not a solution just have a suicide machine available. Dr. Kavorkian approved.
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I agree. I think the biggest problem is reaching out to people rather than finding ways for people not to kill themselves.

If thats not a solution just have a suicide machine available. Dr. Kavorkian approved.
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i dont understand it, really.
why dont you just hang yourself, or take sleeping pills, or just grab a knife from the kicthen drawer? why would someone choose to get run over/crushed by a subway car as their way to go?
People who are depressed/mentally ill/desperate enough don't consider these things.
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People who are depressed/mentally ill/desperate enough don't consider these things.
yeah, i guess you're right... doesnt make sense to try and figure out the mind of a suicidal person.

i had a good friend who commited suicide a few years back... on the outside, he was such a funny/happy dude. i guess it was just a show. it was really sad.
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I was talking to Cuda, for a lot of people, who may be on the cusp of Suicide, perhaps the environment, the crowd, the feeling of being lost and insignificant in a crowd of people who don't understand you, maybe thats the straw the breaks the camels back for some people.

I know I get a bit irritable down there.
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I somehow think the numbers are higher, TTC can release any numbers they want, who's there to investigate? no one
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