It finally boils down to this. Attempting suicide or a failed suicide attempt, either way you look at it, could be good for your bank account, as long as you survive. It's a proven fact. Here is an example:
Remember Kirk Jones? He was the man that jumped the guard-rail at Niagara Falls and was swished away by the water current and went over the Falls falling 180 feet. Well, it is claimed that moments before he jumped he told a friend standing nearby, "If I jump and survive, I'll make tons of money." He jumped and survived. What do you think was the first thing "to do" on Jones agenda, after the suicide attempt?
He went right to the tabloids and negotiated a profitable cash deal.
This isn't unusual. A professor at the University of Maryland, Dave Marcotte studied what happens to people like Kirk Jones that attempt suicide but don't succeed. He concluded that;
"Money apparently does buy happiness."
People have three choices; life, death or a grey area of unsuccessful suicide attempts, which have either a positive effect or a negative effect on a person. Negative effects are things like; disabilities and medical expenses if you do survive. Positive effects for an unsuccessful attempt at suicide are a person receives attention with his plea for help. For every successful suicide there are 20 failure attempts.
Which means, attempting suicide could be a good choice if you are at rock bottom but and it's a big but, only if you survive because doors will open for you later. Marcotte discovered that people who attempted suicide and survived had incomes that increased 20% after the event compared to people who were just as depressed but never attempted suicide. The more serious people, thinking about committing suicide and surviving have the largest boost to in their income.
Here's the reason why; After the attempt at suicide fails, the person is more able to access the resources available like; medical care, psychiatric help, uniting families, etc., which at one time prior to the attempt was either too expensive, unavailable or were themselves ignorant of what's available in the first place.
Suicide attempts cost America and Canada over $3 billion a year. Attempts claim more lives than homicides, 32,000 a year, 594,000 emergency room visits. It's time to re-consider suicide, a preventable and curable disease.
Then, that's another blog.
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