I am so angry and upset with myself. I have just got home, I've been on a training course today and it finished earlier than expected, I was walking home and walking through town I see a woman sitting on a bench, slumped. I looked back and saw another woman walk over to her (a stranger to the woman - didn't know her) and was shaking trying to wake her up, shouting at her but got no response. I walked a few more inches but kept looking back and I ended up turning around and walking to the woman. I can't walk past someone who looks like they need real medical help. I just can't. Not only because of my own moral standing but when I joined the British Red Cross, one of the fundamental principles is to protect life and death, and "to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found" (I strongly believe in this, hence why I joined the Red Cross), and if I walked past her, I would have broken this principle. This woman looked really ill and I would hate to walk away and for me to do nothing and for her to end up dying. So I go over to her and check her pulse, she had a weak pulse, semi-conscious and was letting out little moans every now and then and her breathing was slow. The woman next to me said she'll phone an ambulance. I keep talking to her then a man appeared and laid her down (she was a big woman). As he was doing this I was talking to the woman who found her first and the next thing I know, she sits up on the bench and is alert then she gets up on her feet and fucking walks away, shouting obscenities as she goes. A man walks up to us and says he knows her and it was probably drugs induced. Which, I guess, kinda makes sense. The woman who was with me said to the woman she found, "you stupid cow - you scared the shit out of me I thought you were dying or dead" - she wasn't the only one who thought that. I feel angry, at myself more than anything. For being so fucking gullible and falling into that trap. Druggie or no druggie, I give too much of a damn about people. I just can't help myself.