Sometimes I get discouraged...

Discussion in 'Rants, Musings and Ideas' started by sadhart, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. sadhart

    sadhart Well-Known Member

    with the Samaritans. I know they are good people, but their are times when I email them, they just aren't supportive...sometimes, they don't even respond back, which makes me think they don't want to talk and hope I just stop writing.
     
  2. Butterfly

    Butterfly Pokémon Master Staff Alumni SF Author SF Supporter

    I too have emailed the Samaritans in crisis. Because of their busy service, it can take them hours to reply. Not because they don't care but because of the sheer volume of emails they get. It depends on the issue you are presenting to them. I find they are more useful when there is a particular problem making you feel suicidal. I don't find them useful when I just feel suicidal for no reason, I want to die with a method and they just say "I advise you to seek help". I guess there is only so much they can do and I don't blame them for that response, I wouldn't know what else to say either.