Jumping off the bridge is the ultimate solution to a short-term problem. The Golden Gate Bridge is in the United States, within the San Francisco Bay Area. It has a fatality rate of 98%. It has claimed about 1,400 victims between 1937 to 2012. For many years when people decide to commit suicide, the most popular spot in North America had been The Golden Gate Bridge. As of 2013, 34 people had survived the 245 feet (75 m) fall at a rate of 121 km/h (75 mph), although some died shortly after due to internal injuries and or hypothermia. Dr. Stacey Freedenthal discovered that 515 people intended on jumping off the bridge that officials prevented from doing so. Only 7% of those people went on to take their own lives. Freedenthal concluded from her finding was that these suicidal thoughts and tendencies are almost always very short-term.
The 29 people who survived the deadly leap from the golden bridge, some years later, all of them said as soon as they jumped, they instantly regretted it. A Finish study found out of 224 people who attempted suicide treated in a hospital, within 12 years of those treated, only 8% would commit suicide. A study done in Sweden tracked 34 219 citizens after being hospitalized from attempted suicide. Researchers did a 3-to-9-year follow-up and found that only 3% would succumb to suicide. There have been 177 studies worldwide researching how many people go on to commit suicide after surviving suicide. Within ten years, 4% of people go onto die by suicide.
The best ways to prevent suicide, suicidal tendencies and thoughts may be daily exercise and meditation routine. Running promotes endorphins in the brain. It creates the same thing cocaine or meth creates in the brain, which is dopamine. It also gives people what is called a “runner’s high” as the cannabinoid system in your brain becomes activated through running, which coincides with the nervous system. It is the same system that marijuana activates to create the high feeling it gifts. Meditation shrinks the fear and emotion centre of the brain called the amygdala, well growing the frontal cortex, which is the decision making, rational and processing part of the brain promoting neurogenesis the growth of new brain cells well increasing a person’s telomeres which are the end caps of DNA that shrinks as we age. Meditation grows the length back of those DNA end caps.
It is recommended to do spiritual things such as yoga and walks in forests or heavily treed areas to help ground you. In Japan, doctors will often prescribe nature walk to help get over mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. A study done in Japan in 24 diverse forests found that just simply walking in the forest through the trees lowers heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol, which is the hormone that creates anxiety and stress.
Listen to your heart and feel the feelings from your gut, ask God and or the universe to help find your purpose, your reasons why your spirit was chosen for this body, in this lifetime, no matter what corner of the world you find yourself in. It is essential to do what you love even if you might not make as much money as working another more readily available job. By doing so, you will be far more happy and far less stressed. Go back to school no matter what age and take something you have always enjoyed or always thought about doing. If your friends aren’t inspiring you, give up those friends and find friends who do. If you’re hanging out with people who aren’t going anywhere in life, chances are you won’t be going anywhere either.
Think of suicidal thoughts, depression, and anxiety as a wave in the ocean waters. When surfing through your consciousness, the waves may start small and manageable. It may build-up to the point where you might almost fall off, and you catch yourself a few times from losing grip on reality. Still, that wave might become massive, and the crash can be devastated, stating when the sun rises the next day, and the thunder clouds have lifted, the tides have smoothed out, and you’re left with the beauty that has always been there all along.
There are literally over 100 different types of psychotherapy, and the truth is almost all of them work well but over a very long period. The average time it takes someone to successfully compete for psychotherapy to get over their mental health issue is ten years. The idea of psychotherapy therapy is unlocking what the unconscious mind is holding, keeping your awake state or conscious mind depressed or anxious, which may lead to suicidal tendencies. Meaning people may have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) because a loved one was raping them as a kid, then blocked out those memories as they grew up. That person may have crippling depression and paralysis, causing anxiety, not knowing it all stems from those unpleasant childhood memories. When it is finally exposed to the conscious mind again, it is then that person’s opportunity to get over those unfortunate events. The best therapies to help people in terms of mental health issues a lot quicker than the 10-year psychotherapies are psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and Eye Movement Desterilization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
The problem with psychedelics right now is they are not legal yet again for psychotherapy, but it should be very soon. EMDR is legal and is now being done by many therapists all over the world. What these two therapies have in common are:
- They both unlock unifying both the conscious and unconscious minds, letting the person see what the underlying issue(s) are and allows them to begin the process of getting over the problems.
- Therapists help guide the person’s consciousness towards the problem memories to let them feel the feelings associated with it until they are over or desensitized to the memory, allowing them to see now. They are only memories. You will still have the awful memories, but now they are just memories.
- EMDR can take only 1 to 10 sessions depending on the severity of the person’s situation. Psychedelic therapy is about three months for severe cases, much more efficient than the modern-day and ancient psychotherapies styles.
- They alter your state of reality to see it in a new perspective allowing the person’s focus to shift to better things in life.
- They both give your brain better connections between the two hemispheres so they can interact accordingly to fix the few spark plugs that might be miss firing.
- Psychedelics can induce a spiritual awakening in the person allowing them to see the beauty they had blinders on for. At the same time, psychedelics cause neurogenesis or the growth of new brain cells (meditation has this effect).
The best thing for a person sometimes is to find hope, if you are still breathing there is always hope and beauty to be found nearby. The most intuitive reason is those suicidal crises are, by their nature, temporary. Often, the problem passes just like any thought or memory.