Home Health Man jumps off a bridge on Merida’s Periférico

Man jumps off a bridge on Merida’s Periférico

by Yucatan Times
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A man died in the hospital “Agustín O’Horán” from the injuries he suffered when he jumped off a bridge on the periferico of Mérida on the morning of Friday, January 6.

According to the report, the Secretaría de Seguridad Pública (SSP) took knowledge of a person who jumped from the bridge located at kilometer 3 of the aforementioned road, at the junction with the federal highway to Campeche.

The person was immediately transferred to the O’Horán hospital on board an SSP ambulance; however, he was reported dead hours after being admitted.

The subject was wearing Converse tennis shoes, dark pants, and a black t-shirt with orange lines on the front. At the time his death was reported, the man’s identity was still unknown.

There has been an alarming increase in the number of people who have taken their own lives. In the first eight days of this year, 7 suicides have been registered in Yucatan, 5 of which took place in Merida.

In this type of situation, it is important to take into account the warning signs of suicide:

Suicide warning signs_

-Talk of feeling that there is no hope or no reason to live.
-Talking about feeling trapped or being in unbearable pain
-Talking about being a burden to other people
-Increased use of alcohol or drugs
-Acting anxious, agitated, or dangerous
-Sleeping too little or too much
-Isolating yourself or feeling isolated
-Exhibiting anger or talking about getting even, having an extreme temper.

Suicide prevention support lines:

Toll-free mental health support line: 01-800-00-00-00-779.
IMSS toll-free line: 800 2222 668 option 4.
Salvemos una Vida, AC, 999-924-59-91.
Programa Integral para la Atención del Suicidio (PIAS), 9993-10-36-62 and [email protected].
National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI) 24 hours a day: 800-950-6264.

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