/ FACTS :
ASSISTED SUICIDE :
US state's first assisted suicide
"A 66-year-old US woman with advanced cancer has become the first person to die under a new assisted suicide law in Washington State...
Under the "Death with Dignity" law, any patient seeking to die must be at least 18, terminally ill, and live in Washington State.
In addition, the patient must be declared competent, make two spoken statements 15 days apart, and produce a written request witnessed by two people."
- Suicide Rates Increase in US - Text + Audio - 1 May 2016
"A new study by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows suicide rates increased 24 percent between 1999 and 2014. The study showed that the number of suicides increased sharply after 2006. Economic conditions in the U.S. began to worsen at that time."
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- "If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed
- "The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always
know how swell life gets again after the hell is over" (Hemingway)
- Good Charlotte - Hold On (YouTube) - UPDATED
+ the LYRICS :
"This world is cold
But you don't
You don't have to go
You're feeling sad, you're feeling lonely, and no one seems to care
Your mother's gone and your father hits you
This pain you cannot bear...
Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on it gets better than you know..."
Kids Aren't Allright by Offspring
"Jay committed suicide
Brandon OD'd and died
What the hell is going on
The cruelest dream, reality"
- Thelma and Louise "is a 1991 American road movie starring two female leads.
Directed by Ridley Scott and written by Callie Khouri, the film's plot revolves around Thelma and Louise's escape from their troubled, caged lives... Rather than be captured and spend the rest of their lives in jail, they decide to drive the car over the cliff and commit suicide."
Thelma and Louise - "The stylized road typography contains iconic moments from the movie."
Poster by Kelly Thorn
- Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge
"The Golden Gate Bridge has always been famous. It was the world’s longest suspension bridge when it was completed in 1937.
Since then, it has become an iconic landmark of San Francisco and, tragically, one of the most popular places in the world to commit suicide.
Few know this better than Kevin Briggs, a sergeant with the California Highway Patrol who has talked hundreds of people out of jumping."