1 800 Suicide?

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by Abacus21, Jun 19, 2008.

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  1. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni

    Just a question to satisfy my own curiousity, really, but what does 1-800-SUICIDE actually provide, as a service?
     
  2. ~PinkElephants~

    ~PinkElephants~ Senior member

    I just looked up the site to see and read what they were about and to be honest it gave me nothing. All they wanted me to do was advertise their banner somewhere and sign their petition. How helpful is that to a suicidal person?! Sorry I couldn't be more help
     
  3. It's a national U.S. number - 24/7 - for those contemplating suicide, or for someone who knows such a person (partially supported and advertized by the *postsecret.com* website)
     
  4. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni

    Hm.. Is it focused more on intervention or listening?

    And yup Kells, that's what I found.
     
  5. http://www.hopeline.com/5/aboutus.asp
    (About us)

    http://www.hopeline.com
    (there's a CONTACT US Link on the list - it's the Kristen Brooks Hope Centre - started by Reese Butler after his wife's suicide)



     
  6. UpForAbbey

    UpForAbbey Guest

    Just listening to calls, I think it's more of a hotline and not an organization. I don't know, though.
     
  7. Abby Rose

    Abby Rose Well-Known Member

    I called 1800 Suicide twice a while back. The first time I called the person on the other line just listened and just let me vent. The second time I called the person listened, asked questions, and even gave advice that all in all was pretty practical. Like all those groups it really depends on who you talk too.
     
  8. Spearmint

    Spearmint Well-Known Member

    It's just like the samaritans.
     
  9. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    I have used it on many occasions. They do listen and offer support. They offer to call for help if you would like them to. There was one time the person spent close to 5 hours with me and wanted to make sure I would be safe before he hung up. They are similar to samaritans, but philosophies are not exactly the same. I did find them helpful.
     
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