A jumper, in police and media parlance, is a person who plans to fall (or already has fallen) from a potentially deadly height, usually with intent to commit suicide. The term includes successfully-fatal suicides and also those people who survive the attempt. The latter are often left with major injuries and permanent disabilities from the impact-related injuries. A frequent scenario is that the jumper will sit on an elevated highway or building-ledge as police attempt to talk them down. Potential jumpers are sometimes encouraged to jump by observers, an effect known as "suicide baiting".
Popular songs "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind, "Spring" by Rammstein, "Jumpers" by Sleater-Kinney, "Summertime Sadness" by Lana Del Rey, and "Fall" by Stephan Nance incorporate "jumping" as their main theme.
- Autodefenestration, purposefully jumping out of a window.
- The Bridge, a documentary film about jumpers on the Golden Gate Bridge
- The Falling Man, an iconic photo of one of the hundreds of September 11 attack victims who fell or jumped from the burning World Trade Center
- Koopman, John, Staff Writer (November 2, 2005). "LETHAL BEAUTY / No easy death: Suicide by bridge is gruesome, and death is almost certain. The fourth in a seven-part series on the Golden Gate Bridge barrier debate.". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
- Lover's Leap, nickname for many scenic heights with the risk of a fatal fall and the possibility of a deliberate jump
- Suicide barrier, access-control fence erected at certain high places to deter jumpers
- Suicide bridge, particular bridges favored by jumpers
- List of suicide sites
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- Bell, Crystal (20 July 2012). "Lana Del Rey 'Summertime Sadness' Video: Jaime King Is Lana's Suicidal Lesbian Lover". Huffington Post. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
- "Stephan Nance Lyrics". Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Rebecca Allison "Suicide Verdict - Depressed pilot leapt to death", The Guardian, 21 June 2002.
- "SAS Soldier dies in plane plunge", CNN World News, 10 January 2002
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