The vast majority of attempted suicides are non-fatal, but survivors often struggle with mental health challenges and never actually get rid of the suicidal thoughts.
They remain at risk and are prone to make another attempt without intervention. Suicide most likely comes from the feeling of hopelessness, complicated grief, or the inability to cope with challenges.
People who attempted or committed suicide were usually under the impression that taking their own lives was the only viable solution to whatever problems in their circumstances.
Survivors must be encouraged to seek mental healthcare for support. Otherwise, they may not be able to approach life with a more positive attitude than before.
Every suicide is a tragedy and, to some degree, a mystery. A woman in downtown San Diego was a victim of suicide in the most bewildering way.
She did not commit suicide, but a young man determined to take his own life by jumping off a building landed on top of her, killing both.
The woman, Taylor Kahle (29), was pronounced dead at the scene. The jumper died an hour later at the hospital.
10 /10 Accidental Killing
Taylor Kahle was out with her date on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at the Basic Bar & Pizza in East Village, downtown San Diego.
According to Erik Tesmer, the co-owner and general manager of the place, Taylor brought her date there so he could try her favorite pizza.
Nothing was amiss that evening; it was like a regular Sunday with the typical crowd swarming the neighborhood.
However, everything changed just minutes after the couple left. Suddenly, the atmosphere darkened in the most dramatic way when Taylor was killed by a suicidal jumper not far from the restaurant.
9 /10 A Second Date
According to Taylor’s friend and colleague, Laurel McFarlane, the couple had not known each other for very long. The date at the bar that Sunday was only their second.
The relationship was new, but Taylor appeared to be excited about him very much. From what McFarlane could tell, Taylor kind of liked the new boyfriend, and the two connected well.
When they left the restaurant, it was still early in the evening. They were probably heading elsewhere to continue their date, but the journey ended at the corner of 10th and J Street. For Taylor, it was the end.