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Swiss Suicide Statistic  
User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5293 posts, RR: 61
Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 958 times:

Hello,

Just looking at the main features on tonight's Mise Au Point (TSR1 20:05) One topic is about suicide.

Someone throws themselves in front of a train every second day in Switzerland.

I am not sure you you, but I was totally shocked. I was aware people did it from time to time, but every 2nd day.

Jeremiah




Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
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User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 939 times:

*OUCH* what a way to go...CRUNCH...

Ewwwwwww......


User currently offlineAmerican_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 923 times:

Aloha 737-200,
How compassionate of you.  Wink/being sarcastic


That's sad, though. And a scary statistic.


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 921 times:

the people there are so nice!  Sad  Sad

How could you want to die if you live in the most beautiful country? i'd go back in a heartbeat (as long as i didn't have to fly AA)


User currently offlineMegaptera From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 921 times:

I think I'd do it too if I lived in Switzerland.

User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 916 times:

In Germany, someone throws themself in front of a train every day. Which means, having more than 8 times more people, trains are less popular as a way out in Germany than in Switzerland....

Don't you guys have car exhausts and garden hoses, or ropes, or knives? What is it about the Swiss and trains, then?

BTW: Did you know that suicide is the single most common cause of death among 20-30 year old men in England?

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 899 times:

What is it about the Swiss and trains, then?

Perhaps it is because the Swiss trains are famous for always being punctual. You can plan the time of your demise precisely, to the minute.

Cheers,
Pete


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 894 times:

Do you think they have a special team to clear up the mess?

You'd never get this in Britain, the train would a)never arrive or b)too slow to harm you.

Dan Big grin


User currently offlineMegaptera From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 869 times:

On the contrary EGGD, it happens about 250 times per year in the UK. And if Switzerland is anything like the UK, it's not special teams who clear up the mess, it's ordinary ambulance crews, police and railway workers like I used to be. In fact, I had to go to five such incidents in my area over 12 years. It's not nice.

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 868 times:

EGGD, I thought they where on the train, as your 2 points are correct. If you guys do not know until recently the UK railways have been vey dagerous as they have not been maintaining them up to standard.
Iain


User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 848 times:

You understood it wrong, there are about 600 suicides in Switzerland every year. I think the "one every second day" is only for trains...  Sad
That's slightly above the average worldwide, Russia, for example, has many more, but they are counted in suicides per 100000 persons, what means that there are fare many suicides in countries like Russia. (Sorry to all russians, it's just an example, we had that in school).

Martin



Imprezas rule!!
User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 847 times:

BTW, Jeremiah, whow do you watch TSR when you are in Ireland? Or are you in Switzerland at the moment?

Martin



Imprezas rule!!
User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6387 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 841 times:

It's much the same here in Denmark. I think that roughly once every week the Copenhagen subway rushhour traffic goes to pieces because of a suicide in central Copehagen. Most of it is drug related.

Train drivers get psychological training in advance, instead of afterwards, in order to overcome the trauma. Because almost for certain it will happen to all of them some day.

Road traffic isn't much different. Only in the statistics it's different. Then it is called "traffic accidents". And the drivers get less crisis assistance.

Regards, Preben Norholm



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5293 posts, RR: 61
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 820 times:

Hello Fightingfalcon,

Well I go to Switzerland from time to time but about that programme in particular, we get Irish TV in Ireland with a Satellite dish (but you must pay the Swiss TV license)

Jeremiah



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
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