1. Every 40 seconds, someone commits suicide.
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  2. More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered.
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  3. It is estimated that 25–30% of suicides are accompanied by a note.
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  4. 1 in every 5 people in Greenland attempt suicide at some point in their lives.
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  5. More U.S. soldiers committed suicide than died in combat in 2012.
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  6. Many animals have been reported to commit suicide, including dogs, cows, bulls, and sheep.
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  7. 1 in 25 U.S. teenagers has attempted suicide.
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  8. The Golden Gate Bridge is the #1 suicide site in the world.
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  9. Most people who commit suicide, do it on a Wednesday.
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  10. Men are 3 to 4 times more likely to attempt suicide and succeed than women.
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  11. Established writers and artists are 18 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population.
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  12. Suicide attempts were punished as crimes in England and Wales until 1961.
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  13. The founder of Victoria's Secret, Roy Raymond, committed suicide by leaping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 1993.
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  14. In the U.S., you are twice as likely to commit suicide than be murdered by someone else.
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  15. Hinduism accepts a man's right to commit suicide through fasting to death, called "Prayopavesa."
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  16. If you commit suicide in Japan by jumping in front of a train, the family of the deceased will be charged a disruption fee.
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  17. Ernest Hemingway, his father, his brother, his sister and his granddaughter all committed suicide.
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  18. The Japanese authorities constructed a fence around a volcano at Mount Mihara to stop a trend of over 2000 people committing suicide by jumping in.
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  19. During WW2, Japanese war criminal Tojo Hideki attempted suicide after the surrender. He was saved and resuscitated by Allied forces, who then hanged him.
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  20. In the UK, the most common cause of death for men under 50 is suicide.
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  21. There are twice as many suicides as there are homicides in the U.S.
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  22. 2% of people who jump off the Golden Gate Bridge survive the fall. One man even jumped off for "fun".
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  23. In Japan, the leading cause of death for men aged 20 to 44 is suicide.
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  24. The youngest recorded suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge was a 5-year-old girl called Marilyn Demont.
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  25. In Ancient Rome, while suicide was socially acceptable at first, it was later deemed a crime against the state due to its economic costs.
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  26. Rudolf Diesel, who invented the Diesel engine, committed suicide in 1913 because he didn't think his invention would be successful.
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  27. When Ashton Kutcher was 13 years old, he contemplated committing suicide in order to give his heart to his dying brother.
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  28. There's an episode of "Tom and Jerry" that ends with the both of them committing suicide.
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  29. Winston Churchill's daughter, Diana, committed suicide. She worked at a suicide prevention center.
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  30. In 2015, San Jose police stopped a man from committing suicide by sending him pizza and a phone using a bomb disposal robot.
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  31. Drinking 2 to 4 cups of coffee daily has been found to drop the risk of suicide by 50% compared to non-coffee drinkers.
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  32. The world suicide rate has risen by 60% in the last 45 years.
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  33. In 117 ad, Emperor Hadrian declared attempted suicide by soldiers, a form of desertion and made it a capital offence.
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  34. Women who get breast implants are 3 times more likely to commit suicide.
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  35. A man took five years to write a 1,905 page suicide note before killing himself in 2010.
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  36. 19.3% of deaths for metal musicians are suicide.
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  37. 1 in 6 U.S. veterinarians might have contemplated suicide since graduation. That's 3 times the U.S. national mean.
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  38. Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids.
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  39. The siege of Masada by troops of the Roman Empire at the end of the First Jewish–Roman War ended in the mass suicide of 960 people. The place is now a popular tourist attraction in Israel.
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  40. Roman emperor Hadrian, in 117 AD, declared attempted suicide by soldiers a form of desertion and made it a capital offense.
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  41. In 2009, Billy Joel's daughter tried to commit suicide by taking a bunch of homeopathic pills. She survived.
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  42. 75% of all suicide attempts are by self-poisoning with drugs, and 97% of those cases survive.
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