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What happens when someone hangs themselves as a joke & gets off by themself? Why do they start getting so stiff & start shaking a lot & gasp for air?

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Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry
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In brief: Dangerous

This person is endangering his/her life.
It's high risk behavior, possibly fueled by alcohol or drugs, and qualifies for emergency medical help. You might call the local ER and ask what to do for this person if he/she is a friend or acquaintance. You don't have to give your name. You might even call 911 same as if you saw someone walking on the railroad tracks or wandering in traffic. Good luck.

In brief: Dangerous

This person is endangering his/her life.
It's high risk behavior, possibly fueled by alcohol or drugs, and qualifies for emergency medical help. You might call the local ER and ask what to do for this person if he/she is a friend or acquaintance. You don't have to give your name. You might even call 911 same as if you saw someone walking on the railroad tracks or wandering in traffic. Good luck.
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