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It's the exact opposite of help. They don't talk to you like a person, they just try to pawn you off on some local service or program as soon as possible, and that service or program won't help you either, they just start keeping track of you and filing papers about you so they can start tracking you and maybe start a process to get you thrown in a mental asylum and you'll never get back out again. The people who work in those facilities are highly trained to diagnose absolutely anything you say or do as a sign of severe mental illness and the only thing they can do is recommend you stay locked up for another six months, and that's how they keep you locked up for the rest of your fucking life: Six months at a time. The only way to get out is to pay a huge, massive bribe. Because that's really all any of this is about, they don't give a fuck about helping anybody, they want fucking money. And there's nothing you can do about it. It's a scam, everything is a scam. The whole world and everything in it is a fucking 24-7 walking, talking scam machine. Everything is just a way for you to pay somebody else money. Every road, every building, everything your eyes see in all directions and everything beyond that you can't see, if it exists, it's just a scam.
Oh wow, and Yes it does work, but before I explain that situation.. I gotta say first; Don't worry, and don't give up. A lot of people feel this way and keep living! Don't let these feelings bring you down.Everybody has a place in this world, you are entirely special and unique!Now, to answer your question; My friend was suicidal one time, he basically said his goodbyes and I tried to help him by giving him the suicide hotline number, and texting him for hours explaining everything positive about him and his life which after an hour or 2 he admitted that I helped him live and realize it's worth living "for now" he said.. (I've been told by multiple friends before that I saved them from suicide from my "counseling" lol.. going off subject tho...) I re-sent the phone number to him before we ended the convo.BUT he was even more suicidal again a few months later, but this time he took my other advice to Call the Suicide Prevention Hotline.. and he said that they helped him officially, he didn't say how as I didn't exactly ask for specific details.. but I was only relieved that he was okay. The Suicide Prevention Hotline saved my friend, so Yes! It does help
You are a great friend for doing that and this is good info that it does work
Thank you, just doing my job as a caring human being :)Nobody deserves to go through rough times like that
Question and yes this is personal. I was never meant to be brought into this world. I was... am a rape child. This info being just a intro to my main question. What if I'm not meant to belong anywhere.
@rievious Ofc you deserve to be here.. I'm sorry about your past by the way, but don't let that stop you. You will succeed no matter what you do, God's plan will always bring you into the right path.You are meant to be here for a reason, search for your right path and never give up!Don't forget about the Suicide Prevention Hotline as well..I think a majority of people goes through this stage, but don't give up and keep livin' on through because in the end, you'll thank yourself. Take it from me 👍 I've been there too...
If you have no one else to talk to, it can be helpful. Sometimes the people on the phone are warm and supportive, other times, they're cold and distant. It's according to how the personality of the counselor meshes with your own. If you have no friends or family to speak with, it could save your life if you're about to self harm.
Well every suicidal person need different kind of help so I'm sure sometimes it helps sometimes it doesn't. It's not like a flu that the same medicine works for all, suicide is same thing but reasons for wanting to do that are always different. I never used it but I hope they do what they can.
At the end of the day it's a call center and they have somewhat of a script to stick to, they're on the clock waiting for the right time to tick, and they don't know your personal mental health history whatsoever, much less enough to be able to positively contribute to the situation via conversation. If you're truly suicidal, do not call these people. Go to your closest friends for support. And as hard as it is, it's so important to go to cognitive behavioral therapy to have a professional force out the emotions/circumstances your brain has repressed as a defense mechanism to minimize damage to the brain tissue from stress hormones like cortisol. Until all that shit is drawn out, you'll just always want to die and never have an exact or close to valid reason, you'll never pull the weed out by the root so to speak. And thus it grows and grows until your mind is too overrun to sort things out or even worse, too unstable to get help of your own accord. My heart goes out to whoever needs to hear this---it ain't all good, but it's all good enough, so I know I'm alright.
They could potentially worsen things if they make it feel impersonal or aren't attentive to your cues.
They have a “flowchart” with branches for different situations and responses.
A flowchart for a human in so much pain they're debating ending their own life? There's definitely better resources. Check out some literature on those places.
It was created by mental health experts. Friends don’t have that. They have lots of training for this. Friends don’t. They have lists of helpful resources depending on the way the conversation went. Friends don’t. Suicide help lines are much more helpful than relying on “friends”.
Yeah cause our mental health experts have been doing such a great job.. Well agree to disagree
Yeah, it helps a lot. I'm not suicidal, but I have anxiety, and so I have called the crisis hotline during a panic attack.They helped me greatly, helped to calm me from the immediate panic, and gave me several resources which I used to help me overcome my panic, and begin to manage my anxiety.Whilst I was not suicidal, the crisis hotline I called was Lifeline (they do anxiety, as well as depression and suicidality). I am sure they'd be just as helpful and informative to anyone else that called.
I did with my dad and even after his death to talk. There is not much they can do... they are a listening ear but the advice they give is pretty much call 911 I've only had one good person but others stay flat and emotionless. For this hotline it is important to have someone that can be extremely supportive. But I will say if you are having suicidal thoughts having someone and anyone to talk to is extremely important and at the end of the day they have had more experience talking with people with those thoughts than most people
When i had exam stress and needed a doctors sicknote they advised me to contact support linewww.england.nhs.uk/mental-health/adults/iapt/This can help but only if you talk to the right person.I helped someone who had suicidal thoughts, tbh if you have a friend who loves you they will do whatever it takes. Can someone you dont know or cares for you in a (i can't be without you way) truly be as good as me? 🥱 if you want to talk about things PM me, i have a track record of 1 out of 1 and she is doing well.
Every bit helps. The fact that these call centers exists shows that people are concerned about people like you. I've been depressed for a short time, and there is nothing I'd rather do than help someone out of a suicidal thought.People do not want anyone to kill themselves. No matter how low you might feel. Even if your life is lonely and isolated, there are people want to help you, you just need to let them know.When I was depressed, I would become very dedicated towards my hobby, to give value back to myself. You are an influencer on this website, embrace it. Help people out, and you will help yourself out [:
It's supposed to be. It's meant to first acknowledge that your not alone, that whatever it is. Is not worth hurting yourself or the people around you. It also shows your strength in reaching out to someone. Ta ask for help... I'm being general by the way. Not pointing or referencing any one person.
Not tried that one but in the UK they are not allowed to offer counselling only someone to talk to. If I didn't have anyone to talk to and wanted someone to bounce my thoughts off, they might be useful.They don't work for me as my biggest regret is failing to kill myself.
Not sure, never tried one despite having chronic suicidal thoughts.My guess is they're more meant for people in times of crisis, since it's not like they can fundamentally change your life if certain circumstances are creating self destructive urges, or get you therapy or medication that you need.
I wonder: those who contact such hotlines... do they have REAL intentions to leave this world, or do they just need someone to listen?If I intended to kill myself (which isn't the case) , I would simply do it.Not saying that this 'service' is useless, though. But the target customers are not reached.
I've never called them but I don't think they are very helpful because they aren't permitted to give you advice - they are only permitted to help you feel better. I know cause somebody I was talking to told me that when I asked for career advice.
First off, don't commit suicide if you really are suicidal. Just don't. Okay?Second, it doesn't really work. I tried it when I hit a bad low, and when I called, the guy on the other end seemed pretty insistent on getting me to wrap this up and end the call. Kept finding quick solutions, told me to suck up and deal, stuff like that. Made me a little angry actually.
Never used it, never had a reason to, if you're feeling suicidal please get help though, you're precious to this world even if you don't see it.
Thank you 🙂
I've never tested it but listening to someone's piss-poor attempts to talk me down would probably cause more harm than good
If anyone is considering suicide, my advice is to wait. You have all the time in the world to kill yourself. Why rush it?
Haha🤣 great advice
And yes I feel like someone trying to talk me out of it wouldn't help. Itd only make me more pissed
Who wants to spill their guts to someone they know is only trying to play with their emotions? It's enough to make someone want to live on principle alone.
Make them eat shit
On occasion I'll have a look at FacesOfSuicide... Really heart-wrenching to see their family year after year write on their posting the same day every year.
Yes I have used it. Most recently was a month ago after suicidal ideations. The veteran crisis line has saved my life numerous times. PTSD is no joke. 🌸💗🌸
Why not call and pretend you want to blow your brains out?
This is the same as what a psychiatrist would tell someonethere is a 50/50 chance that the suicide hotline would behelpful for someone it won't help in all cases.
I tried talking to many different chats in my country but they are all worthless. The website for suicide prevention says 'distract yourself' lmao, how? they say 'go for a walk' so I can jump under a train or what?
Statistically, these lines have shown to be useful, and explains why a lot of public money goes into them to keep them going.. Sometime not knowing who your talking to , lets you open up and relieve your burden.
Never had to use it but it has to be better than nothing at all.
it can be but try talking to God and reading your bible
No, they have a set script and they aren't allowed to be helpful because if they try to give you any advice they become liable.
I don't think that's true, but it may depend on which hotline you're talking about...
I suppose that true, as I've only ever heard of 1 suicide hotline and any others could be different. But I've known a few people who've worked it before and they've all be very consistent about how they are not allowed to give advice in any way because they could be sued if something happens. They get a basic script as a guideline and they're just supposed to reassure you, tell you not to do it, and encourage you to seek more help and support.I've also known a few people who called the hot line, and corroborated that that was all they got from them.
Best way to find out is to call, find somewhere quiet where no one will bother you.
I'ts like they get paid to try to make you feel better. If I was suicidal I'd always have that in the back of my mind. I don't think it would help me to be honest.
Apparently it is, just has nice people who will talk to you and really listen. It's a good resource. I encourage you to try it if you are thinking about that.
There are a few going around, but there is one that you call and sometimes it would actually go to voice mail. Seriously, they would call you back later if you left a number.
Yes but only if a person contemplating suicide wants help and calls.
I don't know, but I wouldn't think so. But perhaps maybe more so for women (because they generally feel better when they have someone to talk to), but I doubt for guys? lol Assuming they would call it in the first place.
possibly if it saves one life its successful in my opinion. I have never called one. but I have used my veterans hotline before
Personally I feel that it is helpful. If the person calls that number they have a chance of being tied out of doing it. If you really wanted to do it you would not make the call.
It is not because they will send police to ur house and have u arrested
I've used it at on point in my life and it felt ridiculous but you know what , I didn't eat a 9mm glock so success
I texted with someone on the crisis hotline and it made me feel better
Its a life line to help you through a bad patch. To make you think its not the end. But if you let go,, there is no one there to stop you
I think it depends on the person. I found it insultingly patronising. I think it is meant for people who are sad rather than people who can see no rational reason to spend the next 40 years bored witless.
They'il probably help.But would it help if the Turks called? I don't know this. because I am Turk.
Why would I want police at my door if I am going to hang myself? That just defeats the purpose.
I'm sure that it has probably saved many lives, yeah.
Yes I have used it and the boystown national hotline because I was highly depressed for a few years
Yes, they are very effective. Sometimes people just need to talk things out.
If someone is already trying to kill themselves then a useless suicide hotline won't help them.
No I haven't and I dont think so honestly but I haven't looked into it
yes... "suicide hotline" should encourage to suicide and not doing the contrary.. It's a scam
I used it a long long time ago. Yes they were nice.
I think they give best help that they can based on what each person faces and don‘t do it for the money.
I recommend you call the hotline because I don't think it'll do any more damage that hasn't already been done.
I don't think you should be suicidal it's never that serious
We have a similar sevice here called beyond blue... calling them was amazing.
Yes... it can be helpful. Better to have than to have not.
Times when I should have called, if for no other reason than to ease the suffering I felt.But i never did afraid some guys on white coats would kick down my door and haul me off.
If there's at least 1 person who was saved by them, yes, it's helpful.
I don't know but dont do it 😣
I know I'm not acutally going to. I just feel that way sometimes
well, life has many good things and bad things but how can you enjoy the good things if there's no bad things that happen, then when good things happen you enjoy it more, everyone has more bad things than good things happen to them and life is just full of different things, whatever you plan on having in your future, you can't get it if you dont exist, if you are alive, you will always have a chance of reaching those goals ☺
Awhh thank you for saying that🙂🙂🙂
no THANK YOUs necessary, just helping someone else 😌😁
Hoe would you be suicidal
I have suicidal thoughts sometimes
You can always talk with me if you want or if you have any Other problems
Awh thank you
why do you ask? is something wrong?
I have struggled pretty much my whole life with depression and go through cycles of feeling suicidal
Have you thought about trying therapy?
I dont think that would help me
do you have anyone at home or elsewhere you can talk to about anything bothering you?
No not really. When I was really depressed my husband made fun of it and told me to get over it. I'm pretty sure he would be unsupportive of me for doing threapy
I have tried talking to friends but it really makes me feel like I'm bothering them with my issues
I don't know anyone who's attempted suicide, so I don't know how helpful it could be. But if you're seriously considering it, then I'd seriously recommend you reaching out to the hotline and see how they can help.
Yeah. Wasn't helpful lmao made want to die more.
YES! If you need it, USE it!
I don’t know because I never called it lol
Don't know anyone that used it.
That is because they wouldn't advertise it.
Well, I don't know about that. A few people I know admitted to attempting suicide.
I never called it. 😎
They are not as helpful as they could be
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