Sunday, January 27, 2013

Update: Person Struck By Train In Brooklyn Was "Apparent Suicide": Gothamist

Anyone who's contemplating suicide isn't exactly in the best frame if
mind, but beyond the individual tragedy this is a pretty inconsiderate
way to go. Leaving aside the inconvenience of hundreds or thousands
of people, the poor train driver is going to bear the psychological
scars from this for the rest of their life.

I've had people very close to me attempt suicide. So I'm sympathetic
both to the person who feels so closed in that there's no other way
out, and especially to their families and loved ones whose hearts are
put through the ringer. Suicide is not only a selfish act that
doesn't solve any problems, it also wreaks a lot havoc in the lives of
people you care about. If you're ever in a place where it seems like
the only way out is to end your life, seek help. Make a phone call.
There are always better options. And jumping in front of a train, bus
or car? It's a really shitty thing to do.

Anyway, someone jumped in front of an R train at the 4th Ave - 9th
Street station this morning. A sad and tragic story that happens all
too often.

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