In the last couple of weeks three people have jumped of a bridge and killed themselves in a small town in England. Well, at least press wrote about it. There were some well publicized suicides and even two people closely involved in its construction jumped from it.
During Labour Christian leadership suicides were hidden from public and doctors. A bit like hiding own sins. We do know that unemployment can lead to depression and increased suicide rates, so I can see why the previous government would want it hidden plus suicides are regarded as sinful by some religions.
American Army has a problem with suicides too. A report came out showing a number of factors to matter such as poor disciplinary regulatory accountability. That reminds some of us of poor accountability of medical regulator for a number of years.
Unlike British who are famously hateful of women doctors, Americans at least acknowledge that the rate of suicides is equal in male and female doctors.
Every time I drive over the suicide bridge late at night I cannot stop thinking about some desperate person standing exposed to whipping wind at great height of the bridge, not feeling it or anything anymore before jumping. It is very creepy on the nights when wisps of fog move across carriageway like transparent chiffon dress with nothing in it.