Features May 6, 2010 at 4:00 am

More people die of suicide in King County than from traffic accidents or murder, but no one likes to talk about it. A few words about the history, meaning, and practice of suicide, from third-century Christian death cults to the Aurora Bridge.

More than 230 people have leaped from itโ€”over the past decade, an average of one person every three months. This spring, the state will install a mile of suicide fencing on either side. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call the King County Crisis Clinic at 461-3222 or 866-4CRISIS. samuel bosma


"hangings" are really just prison "leanings forward.", that's how my partner died thanks for your compassion in describing it so coldly ... lose some one to suicide then re-write this article you arsehole
Just found your article. Great read. As someone in his 60's whose depressed due to looming personal financial crisis and a few health problems, I would be amiss if I said I'm not thinking about taking matters into my own hands, so to speak. Not my first choice, but life is what it is.
I particularly appreciated the parts about suicide in western history.
I wonder if anyone has considered that due to the many choices we make in life concerning diet, drinking, smoking, our mental state, etc, that to some degree, we are all trying to hasten our demise. Maybe in the final analysis, it's all a matter of degree

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