Suicide: Myth VS. Fact

Desperation and the Suicidal Myths and Facts

More than 36,000 people take their own lives each year. Approximately 5 million people attempt suicide and one of them succeeds about every 17 minutes,

I hate my life. “ …You will be better off without me.”…I won’t be a problem much longer.”

If you are hearing statements such as these you may be dealing with a potential suicide. An estimated 80 percent of successful suicides gave clear warnings about their intentions before actually carrying it out. There are indeed warning signs and ways to deal with them. There are also myths associated with suicide.

Here are a few myths and facts about suicide you may not know:

Myth – The suicide rate climbs during the holiday season.
Fact – Even though it would seem to be true due to the thoughts that many are alone depressed and vulnerable during the holidays the actual highest rate of suicide occurs during the spring. Professionals speculate this could be due to a change in light and an increase in energy.

Myth– Suicide rates are higher in big cities in low economic districts.
Fact -More suicides occur in homes with higher altitudes. The rate of suicide is about 70% higher in elevations of 2,000 meters than lower sea levels.

Myth – Teenagers are the highest group at risk.
Fact – The elderly are the highest at risk group, particularly white men over the age of 85. Illness and isolation influence these statistics. It is true that teenagers are at risk as well although the higher risk group is currently in the elderly.

Myth – Race is not a factor to be considered in the suicide rate.
Fact – Suicide is actually more common among white people than Hispanic, Black, or Asians.

Myth– Depression is the most common factor of suicide.
Fact – Alcoholism is a factor 1 in 3 completed suicides. Although depression is a true risk factor, we must not ignore the role that alcoholism plays.

Myth – Poor countries have a higher risk of suicide.
Fact – Rich, higher developed countries have a higher suicide rate than poor countries.

Myth – Suicides are more common on the weekend.
Fact – Most suicides actually happen on Mondays, followed by Tuesday and Wednesday.

Myth – Women are more apt to commit suicide because they are emotional.
Fact – More men commit suicide than women. Guns are most successful in completing a suicide, men own and use guns more than women. Facts indicate that women are more likely to choose a less violent ending to their lives in the form of overdosing on pills or poisoning themselves, these methods often are unsuccessful.

Suicides are Traumatic for Family Members and Friends

Advanced Bio-Treatment professionals are trained in dealing sensitively with family members during cleanup of these difficult and horrible scenes.

If you need scene cleanup and decontamination guidance, have questions about your payment options, which clean up and decon procedures your current insurance policy covers or require our scene cleanup services immediately, don’t hesitate to give Advanced Bio Treatment a call at: 800-706-1420.

We offer a referral fee of up to $500.

Horrendous Florida Murder

Kentucky Man Accused in Horrendous Florida Murder

How anybody could mutilate somebody to that degree is beyond me,” said Sheriff David Shoar, of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Department.

Greenup county Kentucky man, Timothy Dale Rose, not only killed his girlfriend, Jan Dunn Keller, age 48, he also dismembered her body, decapitated her, and buried her body in a remote undeveloped section of the same subdivision the couple had lived in.

Suspicions arose when Keller, a third grade teacher, didn’t show up for the first day of school. Investigators found Rose slumped over a shotgun in the couple’s home, apparently due to a drug overdose. A tarp was found in the garage; after they obtained a search warrant they found parts of Keller’s body in the home.

A shovel with fresh dirt on it was found in Rose’s pickup. Rose is behind bars, being held without bond in the St. John’s county jail.

The Most Heinous Crime in the County’s History

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) it is estimated there are approximately 16,800 homicides and $2.2 million (medically treated) injuries due to intimate partner violence annually. The cost of these violent acts exceeds $37 billion annually.

NCADV also indicates that no matter which partner was killed, in 70-80% of intimate partner homicides, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.

Millions of cases of abuse go unreported. Another startling statistic approximately ⅓ of all female homicide victims are killed by an intimate partner.

For more information or to get help, please call:

  • THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE at 1-800-799-7233
  • THE NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE AT 1-800-656-4673
  • THE NATIONAL TEEN DATING ABUSE HOTLINE AT 1-866-331-9474

Advanced Bio-Treatment professionals are called upon to cleanup scenes of gruesome violent murders, many of which could have been prevented. The NCADV is working hard to bring awareness to the horrible problems caused by domestic violence.

Domestic violence is defined by the NCADV as “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. “

If you need scene cleanup and decontamination guidance, have questions about your payment options, which clean up and decon procedures your current insurance policy covers or require our scene cleanup services immediately, don’t hesitate to give Advanced Bio Treatment a call at: 800-706-1420.

We offer a referral fee of up to $500.

FaceBook Killer

Social Media Confession

Derek Medina confesses to the world he murdered his wife via Facebook before he turns himself into the police this past August.

I’m going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife,” Medina wrote. “Love you guys, miss you guys, take care Facebook people. You will see me in the news.”

Following his post was a gruesome photo showing the murder of his wife, Jennifer Alfonzo. Her body was bent backwards over her knees, and her face and arms were covered in blood. The photo’s caption read, “RIP, Jennifer Alfonso.”

Interestingly enough, the photo was followed with another post by Medina. The first post stating his wife “was punching me and I am not going to stand anymore with the abuse, so I did what I did. I hope you understand me.”

Police said they discovered 26-year-old Alfonso’s body inside a townhouse on 67th Avenue. A 10-year-old child was also found unharmed at the scene. Miami-Dade Police said the child was the victim’s daughter.

Behind the Scenes

This unfortunate crime, news, and clean up is exactly what Advance Bio Treatment is all about. Not everyone knows how to walk in a room and correctly clean up a body bent over backwards with blood everywhere.

Good news for you, we do! In the aftermath of a fairly traumatic event, a violent crime and the police response to it, you need a qualified crime scene clean up company. Advanced Bio Treatment Crime Scene Cleanup Services include homicide and blood Cleanup!

In this particular situation, our crew must be quick but professional. The clean up is less foul if the body has not had time to decompose. Although the smell may be less foul, the clean up is still detailed as the body goes through a release process, if you will, after death to rid the wastes inside the body.

We hope you never have need of our services for these type situations but if you do our 24/7 Cleanup Service Areas Include:
Florida, Georgia, Washington DC, New York , Kentucky and other crime scene states

If you need scene cleanup and decontamination guidance, have questions about your payment options, which clean up and decon procedures your current insurance policy covers or require our scene cleanup services immediately, don’t hesitate to give Advanced Bio Treatment a call at: 800-706-1420.

ABT offers a referral for crime scene or other cleanup jobs up to $500.