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4th Mar '17 8:56:49 PM LDSTroper1
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* ''Film/AccidentalHero'': At the climax John is on a ledge and preparing to jump but Bernie goes out on the ledge and talks him down. Naturally (given the plot of the film) the media think that John talked Bernie down, not the other way around.

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* ''Film/AccidentalHero'': At the climax John is on a ledge and preparing to jump but Bernie Rubeus goes out on the ledge and talks him down. Naturally (given the plot of the film) the media think that John talked Bernie Rubeus down, not the other way around.



* In ''Film/CrocodileDundee II'', Mickey sees a would-be jumper on a ledge so he goes up to the floor, goes out on the opposite side of the building and acts like he's just taking a stroll when he comes around the corner the jumper is on. As the jumper is near the edge, Mickey asks him if he could please step aside and let him pass. When the man tells him the he's going to jump, Mick takes a look down, like he never heard of the concept, and remarks, "You'd kill yourself, mate." Eventually, Mickey talks him down.

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* In ''Film/CrocodileDundee II'', Mickey Mick Dundee sees a would-be jumper on a ledge so he goes up to the floor, goes out on the opposite side of the building and acts like he's just taking a stroll when he comes around the corner the jumper is on. As the jumper is near the edge, Mickey Mick asks him if he could please step aside and let him pass. When the man tells him the he's going to jump, Mick takes a look down, like he never heard of the concept, and remarks, "You'd kill yourself, mate." Eventually, Mickey Mick talks him down.



* Parodied [[UpToEleven to the extreme]] in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. When Obama wins the 2008 American presidential election, Ike Broflovski, a [=McCain=] supporter, is so devastated that he decides to jump out of the first-story window. The four leads, including his older brother Kyle, come outside to talk him out of jumping out the window. He does, and Kyle then takes him to a hospital. [[spoiler:The part about Ike being suicidal turns out to be a subversion when viewers see him go into the hospital morgue and [[DeathFakedForYou declare all of the politicians involved in the jewel heist to be dead]], revealing that he was privy to this plan and that he jumped out of the window specifically to put himself in the hospital and enable himself to do this.]]

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* Parodied [[UpToEleven to the extreme]] in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. When Obama Dumbledore wins the 2008 American presidential Headmasterial election, Ike Broflovski, a [=McCain=] supporter, is so devastated that he decides to jump out of the first-story window. The four leads, including his older brother Kyle, come outside to talk him out of jumping out the window. He does, and Kyle then takes him to a hospital. [[spoiler:The part about Ike being suicidal turns out to be a subversion when viewers see him go into the hospital morgue and [[DeathFakedForYou declare all of the politicians involved in the jewel heist to be dead]], revealing that he was privy to this plan and that he jumped out of the window specifically to put himself in the hospital and enable himself to do this.]]
23rd Feb '17 8:30:23 PM Lullaby22
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* In the ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}'' episode "Love Is A Devil," [[spoiler: Alec]] is DrivenToSuicide by the effects of a spell that makes those affected believe that their fears and insecurities come to life. Clary tries to do this, but it doesn't work because [[spoiler: the spell is making him hear her berating him for his DemonicPossession-induced murder of her mother.]] He is eventually saved anyway.

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* In the ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}'' episode "Love Is A Devil," [[spoiler: Alec]] is DrivenToSuicide by the effects of a spell that makes those affected believe that their fears and insecurities have come to life. Clary tries to do this, but it doesn't work because [[spoiler: the spell is making him hear her berating him for his DemonicPossession-induced murder of her mother.]] He is eventually saved anyway.
23rd Feb '17 8:29:42 PM Lullaby22
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* In the ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}'' episode "Love Is A Devil," [[spoiler: Alec]] is DrivenToSuicide by the effects of a spell that makes those affected believe that their fears and insecurities come to life. Clary tries to do this, but it doesn't work because [[spoiler: the spell is making him hear her berating him for his DemonicPossession-induced murder of her mother.]] He is eventually saved anyway.
22nd Feb '17 4:58:32 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheCommish''. Commissioner Scali has to do this to a friend who was forced to retire from the police for health reasons. In a subversion, Scali appears to have succeeded but as he turns to climb through the window, his friend decides to jump anyway.
* In the Australian series ''Police Rescue'', Sergeant [=McClintock=] talks down a jumper and they spend some time afterwards bonding. The next day the man succeeds in killing himself, leaving a note for [=McClintock=] thanking him for the extra day of life.
21st Feb '17 5:21:50 AM NightShade96
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This is actually one of the best ways to deal with someone known to be suicidal, because the very act of someone they know stopping them might make them reconsider their reasons for wanting to commit suicide in the first place. In such cases, it's likely best to ''avoid'' using cliches such as that they "[[WorthLivingFor have so much to live for]]" or they are "[[SuicideIsShameful selfish or are taking the easy way out]]." You don't have to go all out and plead with them. Just being there for them to talk to, listening to them, and encouraging them to talk to others can make all the difference. If you or someone you know feels this way, [[UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention there are numbers you can call]].

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This is actually one of the best ways to deal with someone known to be suicidal, because the very act of someone they know stopping them might make them reconsider their reasons for wanting to commit suicide in the first place. In such cases, it's likely best to ''avoid'' using cliches such as that they "[[WorthLivingFor have so much to live for]]" or they are "[[SuicideIsShameful selfish or are taking the easy way out]]." You don't have to go all out and plead with them. Just being there for them to talk to, listening to them, and encouraging them to talk to others can make all the difference. If you or someone you know feels this way, suicidal, [[UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention there are numbers you can call]].
10th Feb '17 8:27:23 AM MadCat221
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', if you have the settler background, you get a mission to help out another victim of the slaver raid that Shepard survived, and who is now standing on the docks, threatening to kill herself. Shepard can talk to her to get her to calm down, and get her to take the sedative, so she can get the care she needs.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', if you have the settler Colonist background, you get a mission to help out another victim of the slaver raid that Shepard survived, and who is now standing on the docks, threatening to kill herself. Shepard can talk to her to get her to calm down, and get her to take the sedative, so she can get the care she needs.
29th Jan '17 9:12:53 PM Lanes17B
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** In the episode where Butters is sent to a [[CureYourGays Christian camp meant to cure him, and other youths]] of their [[UnusualEuphemism "confusion"]], several other attendees [[DrivenToSuicide kill themselves throughout the episode.]] When Butters tells the little boy he befriended that he likes him, the other little boy runs to a nearby bridge so that he can jump off and put an end to his "confusion." When Butters tries to talk him down, a councilor insists that Butters will only make the other boy more confused. Butters lashes out, and says that he only felt confused because people told him he was, and since everyone is made in God's image, then God himself must have been a little bit confused himself when he made him, Butters' friend, and everyone in the camp. The boy comes down, and Butters' parents take him home.
24th Jan '17 5:59:06 PM StarTropes
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** The episode "Keep Going" has Palmer talking down a suicidal young man whose father was just killed. [[spoiler:He succeeds.]]
8th Dec '16 7:33:34 PM audreyimpossible
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* ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'': In the season three episode "Who's Dead?", [[spoiler:Bonnie]] convinces [[spoiler:Frank]] not to shoot himself. A particularly impressive feat because [[spoiler:the whole time Annalise is yelling at him to do it.]]
8th Dec '16 4:10:11 AM WillBGood
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* In ''Film/CrocodileDundee''II, Mickey sees a would-be jumper on a ledge so he goes up to the floor, goes out on the opposite side of the building and acts like he's just taking a stroll when he comes around the corner the jumper is on. As the jumper is near the edge, Mickey asks him if he could please step aside and let him pass. When the man tells him the he's going to jump, Mick takes a look down, like he never heard of the concept, and remarks, "You'd kill yourself, mate." Eventually, Mickey talks him down.

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* In ''Film/CrocodileDundee''II, ''Film/CrocodileDundee II'', Mickey sees a would-be jumper on a ledge so he goes up to the floor, goes out on the opposite side of the building and acts like he's just taking a stroll when he comes around the corner the jumper is on. As the jumper is near the edge, Mickey asks him if he could please step aside and let him pass. When the man tells him the he's going to jump, Mick takes a look down, like he never heard of the concept, and remarks, "You'd kill yourself, mate." Eventually, Mickey talks him down.
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