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April 27, 2011 8:52 AM   Subscribe

For Research - Need Near Death Experiences accounts of people who attempted suicide.

I am looking for movies, articles, videos - anything that depicts first hand witness accounts of NDE's of suicide attempts. Any help much appreciated.
posted by watercarrier to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Bridge is a documentary on jumpers from Golden Gate Bridge. You'll need a Hulu account to stream it.
posted by Jorus at 9:15 AM on April 27, 2011


Not to stay too focused on the Golden Gate Bridge, but there's also Jumpers by Tad Friend in the New Yorker.

“So I jumped.” But after he crossed the chord, he recalls, “My first thought was What the hell did I just do? I don’t want to die.”
posted by Jorus at 9:18 AM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Feel free to send me a MeFi Mail for a first-hand experience...25 years ago I attempted suicide in a very lethal fashion and somehow survived.
posted by johnn at 9:18 AM on April 27, 2011


OK - The Bridge doesn't go into Near Death Experiences of the jumpers at all. It's really what the people who attempted suicide experienced in the after-life and what happened that made them return - and obviously what kind of life-changing experience it was for them. Those kind of stories is what I'm really interested in.

Johnn - will do.
posted by watercarrier at 9:51 AM on April 27, 2011


This site contains hundreds of accounts of NDEs and includes a suicide section.
posted by Punctual at 9:56 AM on April 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


It's really what the people who attempted suicide experienced in the after-life and what happened that made them return - and obviously what kind of life-changing experience it was for them. Those kind of stories is what I'm really interested in.

So to be clear you are only interested in stories where people actually die, have some sort of supernatural experience, and make a choice based on that experience to come back to life? Because many survivors of suicide have the same sort of live-changing revelation from just surviving a suicide attempt and never attempt suicide again. As jorus said in many cases where the suicide attempt does not involve instantly losing consciousness, the person attempting suicide immediately regrets it and wants to survive.
posted by burnmp3s at 10:18 AM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Anyone who went from being suicidal to happy in their lives is amazing - burnmp3s. In the beyond this world messages that are relayed to a suicide in their NDE, is there a heavenly court? What are the decrees? Why be sent back? And ultimately what kind of changes do they make in their lives as well as the message for humanity is the intrigue.
posted by watercarrier at 12:57 PM on April 27, 2011


Sorry if I wasted your time - my story doesn't include any afterlife experiences...just the near death part.
posted by johnn at 1:24 PM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


You didn't waste my time John - far from it. Thank you so very much for sharing your story with me. I am grateful. Thank you all for replies. I have a few new avenues to check with this subject. Sure will be interesting and meaningful without a doubt. Blessings and many thanks.
posted by watercarrier at 2:09 PM on April 27, 2011


As I discovered, one of the benefits of attempting suicide via Ambien overdose is if you survive the experience you won't remember the experience!
posted by Jacqueline at 11:23 PM on April 27, 2011


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