[Baypiggies] Suicide

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Mon Nov 9 19:41:40 CET 2009

>>> I wish that were always true :-( Sometimes there isn't much anyone  
>>> can do.
>> Thanks, Rami.  I think we *can* help.
>> I have a friend who said he helped prevent his friend from committing
>> suicide.  A group of friends noticed that this guy was going downhill
>> quickly.  They forced him to eat, take a shower, and get on a plane.
>> On the other side, they got him an internship at a new company.   
>> Years
>> later, he was very successful and thanked them for saving his life.
>> It only takes a small light to light up a dark room so that you can
>> find the door.
> http://www.samaritans.org/
> Do you think something like this would work in the US? They've saved  
> the lives of several people I know in the UK...

It also never hurts to additionally refer friends to professional help:

USA National Suicide Hotlines
Toll-Free / 24 hours / 7 days a week

TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

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