Sunday, May 22, 2011

Four Times a Week, Suicides on Train Tracks

About four times a week in the Netherlands, someone commits suicide on railroad tracks. This results from a study by psychiatrist Cornelis van Houwelingen. He found that in big cities in particular and close to institutions for psychiatric care there is a bigger risk for suicides on railroad tracks. According to Van Houwelingen, at least two thirds of people who commit suicide have psychiatric problems. He has identified 60 specific risk locations.

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