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World’s Most Famous and Notorious Suicide Places

The intentional killing of one’s self or suicide occur for a number of reasons like anxiety, depression, desperation, emotional pressure, financial difficulties, guilt, physical pain and other undesirable reasons.

Based on statistics, suicide is the number two cause of death of many people worldwide. People commit suicide of varied reasons but one unusual thing about suicide is that – they do it in the same places in particular areas.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), over one million people commit suicide every year making it one of the leading causes of death among teenagers and adults under 35. More surprisingly, there are an estimated 10 to 20 million non-fatal attempted suicides every year worldwide.

Famous landmarks from around the world have become known for high levels of suicide attempts. The suicide rate of these places is so high that numerous signs, urging potential victims of suicide to seek help, have been posted.

In Japan, suicide is considered a major problem nationally. It has one of the highest rates of suicides in the world. In the past 10 years, about 30,000 Japanese people committed suicide and the leading causes were depression, social pressure and unemployment due to global financial crisis.

Sea of Trees (Aokigahara)

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As we’ve seen in the movies and news worldwide, buildings and bridges are the most favorite sites of people who want to commit suicide. It’s different in Japan, Aokigahara also known as the Sea of Trees, a forest that lies at the base of Mount Fuji, is their favorite suicide site.

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It is considered by many as the second most popular suicide location in the world after San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. From the 1950s, about 500 people have committed suicide in this forest. In 1998, 72 dead bodies were found in the area and in 2002, 78 bodies were found.

Golden Gate, San Francisco

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The Golden Gate Bridge, which is an iconic landmark of San Francisco, California in the US, is the world’s most popular suicide place. Since its construction in 1937, more than 1,500 had been recorded.

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  1. Debra.

    On February 15, 2010 at 6:15 pm


    Very fascinating article, Nobert. I knew of most of these…great write!

  2. moneynwealth

    On February 15, 2010 at 6:18 pm


    Suicide Sites great share of info.

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  3. Juancav

    On February 15, 2010 at 6:18 pm


    Tragic and stigmatized suicides places

  4. R.B. Parsley

    On February 15, 2010 at 6:52 pm


    Nobert,
    Great article. Suicide is such a tragic event. If people would only stop and think about what they’re doing, and the hurt they’re causing, perhaps they would see that help does exist. Nothing is worth committing suicide over no matter what it is. You did an excellent job writing this article, Nobert. Keep up the great work. It looks like you did quite a bit of research on this. Glad to see you back.

    Randy

  5. PR Mace

    On February 15, 2010 at 6:58 pm


    You write the most interesting artilces.Keep up the good work.

  6. joyhyena29

    On February 15, 2010 at 7:10 pm


    great share^^

  7. deep blue

    On February 15, 2010 at 7:26 pm


    Well presented and interesting info kabayan.

  8. Joe Dorish

    On February 15, 2010 at 8:21 pm


    Gee wonder where you got the idea for this

  9. EK Encarnacion

    On February 15, 2010 at 8:36 pm


    an article that truly caught my attention. i have never known that some of the world’s tourist spots are also some of the world’s known suicide locations. the write-up was short yet full of information. this suicide problems should be addressed.

    PS. mr. bermosa, you’re filipino? amazing. i’m pinoy too! kamusta po?

  10. Authoress Terry E. Lyle

    On February 15, 2010 at 9:16 pm


    Excellent research on this article, you took the time to share such shocking facts and imagery. This is a awesome piece of work even though is horrific the facts on suicide.

  11. Unofre Pili

    On February 15, 2010 at 9:19 pm


    This is a very fascinating and well-written article, bro. You appeared to beat yourself here. Thank you.

  12. clickmarbin

    On February 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm


    nice information my friend

  13. Joe Dorish

    On February 15, 2010 at 9:47 pm


    Wow man you missed a few of the sites I listed in my 3 part series Most Popular Suicide Sites.

  14. Joe Dorish

    On February 15, 2010 at 9:50 pm


    Written by the way over a year ago but posted today onto a site you use for promotion.

  15. Joie Schmidt

    On February 15, 2010 at 10:48 pm


    A tragic collection………

    Blessings.

    Sincerely,

    -Liane Schmidt.

  16. Citizen

    On February 15, 2010 at 11:02 pm


    Great work

  17. GWitt

    On February 15, 2010 at 11:15 pm


    Another great job.

  18. Jenilia12

    On February 15, 2010 at 11:41 pm


    Very exciting one.

  19. Eunice Tan

    On February 16, 2010 at 12:23 am


    We should put signs in those places: Do not commit suicide!

  20. kate smedley

    On February 16, 2010 at 3:18 am


    I was aware of some of these but not all, very good article.

  21. Goodselfme

    On February 16, 2010 at 3:48 am


    Tx for a great post on a sometimes preventable event of suicide

  22. Christine Ramsay

    On February 16, 2010 at 5:05 am


    A very interesting though sad article. I live a couple of miles from Beachy Head in UK and was recently told there was a suicide there almost every week. It does take away from the beauty of the place.

    Christine

  23. Khiyo

    On February 16, 2010 at 5:44 am


    This is a good post. I never thought that those beautiful landmarks can be deadly to a person…

  24. AJ Garcia

    On February 16, 2010 at 8:40 am


    Hi Nobert,
    Interesting article. Sad that the beauty of these locations have been dampened by death. :(

  25. Anuradha Ramkumar

    On February 16, 2010 at 11:18 am


    Nobert, very interesting article. These places look so beautiful; but people kill themselves here is something very sad.

  26. Brenda Nelson

    On February 16, 2010 at 11:46 am


    gave it a stumble thumbs up.
    I want to make 2 notes.

    I wonder how many suicides were actually murders… and also did anyone else notice the dead goat in the Jonestown pictures?

  27. Mark Gordon Brown

    On February 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm


    Maybe it should be a list of places not to go to.

  28. qasimdharamsy

    On February 17, 2010 at 11:09 am


    Great Post…well written….

  29. alensmith

    On February 17, 2010 at 12:55 pm


    nice and well said.thanks for sharing…really very useful for me

  30. R J Evans

    On February 19, 2010 at 6:48 pm


    Thanks for this, Nobert!

  31. Melody SJAL

    On February 20, 2010 at 10:26 pm


    Fascinating.

  32. mishee

    On February 21, 2010 at 7:33 am


    nice post!

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    On February 21, 2010 at 10:53 am


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  34. Jamaicafest

    On February 21, 2010 at 11:24 am


    Very informative. Its so important for people to have effective coping mechanisms to deal with emotional pain.

  35. swatilohani

    On February 24, 2010 at 4:25 am


    so real feel like ending my life on one of those

  36. Ruby Hawk

    On February 24, 2010 at 7:19 pm


    I don’t understand why people would jump to their death. It seems like a bad way to go.

  37. ganeshgolha

    On February 25, 2010 at 3:02 pm


    Great Work

  38. xoxo

    On March 1, 2010 at 11:02 am


    Good post friend. Although not good places to visit…. for me. Very tragic thoughts :(

  39. Cutealice

    On March 2, 2010 at 11:31 am


    Great Information

  40. ronthoughts

    On March 11, 2010 at 8:32 pm


    Nice topic on suicide. I love this topic.
    Well done! same as your article on bukisa about Philippines celebration.
    Thumbs Up! kabayan.

  41. Rubiya

    On May 14, 2010 at 4:16 am


    very dangorus topic

  42. asher

    On June 12, 2010 at 1:54 pm


    there is nothing tragic in suicide.
    tragic is to be born on this world.

  43. Jo C

    On June 13, 2010 at 5:18 am


    Having tried and failed in overdosing twice it certainly makes you want to try on of these locations, only they are all so far away from me.

  44. Chemical Suicide

    On October 12, 2010 at 5:25 am


    Please please don’t consider ending your lifes. We will all die at some point but don’t end your life before its time. Sign the petition to stop online websites promoting and sharing suicide tips http://www.petition.co.uk/remove-suicide-discussion-websites

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    On November 23, 2010 at 6:36 pm


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    On November 30, 2010 at 8:54 pm


    Very interesting post, it is very informative. I did not know about it, it is surprising. your blog is awesome, keep up the good work.

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