When building the Golden Gate Bridge, the lead structural engineer insisted on the installation of a safety net even though its $130,000 cost was deemed exorbitant. Over the four years of its construction, the net saved 19 men, who named themselves the “Halfway to Hell Club.”
The day after Robin Williams’s suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline fielded the greatest number of calls in its history.
A man who attempted to commit suicide changed his mind at the last minute resulting in a chain reaction train wreck killing 11. He was later sentenced to 11 consecutive life sentences.
An Australian man committed suicide by shooting himself in chest with a shotgun, then in the head with a pistol, then in the throat with a shotgun, then in the chest again with a shotgun.
The founder of Kodak, George Eastman killed himself because he had accomplished everything he felt necessary to do and didn’t feel like waiting for his diabetes to kill him slowly.
A loyal dog once stopped his owner from committing suicide by knocking the gun out of the owner’s hand.
An Australian man living by a cliff has prevented around 160 suicides in his 50 years of living there, by striking up a conversation with people contemplating suicide and inviting them to his house for tea.