Friday, November 21, 2008
How Insensitive People Can Be!
I just don't get it. Tonight I was reading on CNN's website about this young man who committed suicide with viewers on the Internet watching him die. They did nothing. Some prompted him to take more medicine to accomplish what he wanted to do. Others didn't believe him. Some people have no conscious. After the boy was lying there lifeless, someone finally called the moderator and they located him and he was dead.
What are people thinking? This young man obviously was calling out for help. He was talking to people while he was doing it, and yet nobody cared enough to help him or get someone out to his apartment to help him. I feel bad for his family. What horrible sadness they must be feeling and loss. This young man was going to college to be an EMT and wanted to help others. How sad to know that he had a desire to help others, yet nobody cared to help him.
I know people who have committed suicide and many people miss the signs. If someone is depressed or talking about suicide. Please take them serious. They are in need of help and crying out.
For those who need help:
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. With more than 130 crisis centers across the country, our mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. Call for yourself, or someone you care about. Your call is free and confidential.
Why should I call the Lifeline?
From immediate suicidal crisis to information about mental health, crisis centers in our network are equipped to take a wide range of calls. Some of the reasons to call 1-800-273-TALK are listed below.
Call to speak with someone who cares
Call if you feel you might be in danger of hurting yourself
Call to find referrals to mental health services in your area
Call to speak to a crisis worker about someone you're concerned about