The City of Cape Town has confirmed the suicide of an adult male who drove off Chapman’s Peak Drive on Sunday, January 26.
According to the City the man, who has not yet been identified, drove over the cliff and was confirmed dead.
Emergency services are attempting to recover the body from the sheer drop.
Currently only one lane is open on Chapman’s Peak Drive so if you are traveling in the area try and avoid it.
Annually, 800 000 people worldwide die as a result of suicide. It is an undiscerning plague: age, race, gender, and economic status do not matter. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15- to 29-year-olds globally, and South Africa’s rising statistics call for fast intervention.
Some warning signs of people struggling with suicidal thoughts include:
– excessive sadness
– feeling of hopelessness
– engaging in dangerous/harmful behaviour
– recent loss or change in events
Emergency numbers to call if you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts:
– Suicide Crisis Line – 0800 567 567
– SADAG Mental Health Line – 011 234 4837
– Dr Reddy’s Help Helpline – 0800 21 22 23