Miki (kitzune) wrote in little_details,

Suicide and other joyful occasions

I have returned, and this time with questions actually pertaining to a work of fiction!

1) Let's say that a person attempts suicide by slitting their wrists. If they were to slice vertically, yet were found in a relatively short time after the cuts were made, could they survive? What is the procedure for dealing with an attempted suicide victim in the hospital? Where would they be sent, in regards to hospital departments? I'm guessing they would have bandages on their arms. Would they have extra watch over their room?

2) Let's say that a person attempts suicide by jumping off of the roof of a building. From what height could a person jump and still manage to live? If someone noticed in enough time, could they quickly put together some sort of make-shift cushion? Could an innocent bystander catch a falling person realistically, and from what height would the jumping person have had to jump from for this to work?

My character has issues. Thank you for any help.

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