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User avatar #5 - animalsgreenberet (04/28/2014) [-]
this is the absolute stupidest ******* thing i've ever heard. no, 911 operators are not trained to talk someone through their feelings, they are trained to offer real help. if someone is really serious about killing themselves, they don't need to be talked to, they need to be medicated and put in a protective environment until they are no longer a danger to themselves.

tl;dr, if your friend is suicidal, call 911
#6 to #5 - assrocket (04/28/2014) [-]
SIT YO ASS DOWN. YOU ABOUT TO GET LECTURED, SON.   
   
Putting someone in suicide watch doesn't stop a suicidal person from wanting to commit suicide. It just forces them to get creative. If they really want to kill themselves, God help you, they are going to 						*******					 get creative. And putting someone on anti-depressants doesn't stop the depression. It just numbs it enough for the victim to ignore it more easily. It doesn't make it go away.   
   
If you're having real trouble calming someone down, call a helpline. Let a trained professional talk your friend down. They're going to do a better job of it than any EMT could. And 						****					 your 						****					, yo. Just because all a helpline does is talk, it doesn't make it any less useful or efficient. Sometimes, you don't need to hit a dog to get it to listen. You feel me?   
   
I have quite a few people in my life with bad depression. And I don't want to see them locked up for a couple of hours, just to be locked up again three months later. I want to make sure they never feel the need to jump off a building or slit their wrists EVER.   
And talking is the way to prevent that 						****					.   
   
Just be around for them. Be a friend. Act as a vent for their stress when they're really upset. Support them when they're scared. When your support isn't enough and they're near breaking point, make sure they're still getting that support from a stronger source. A helpline will do that just fine. If the helpline fails, by all means, call 911. For the love of 						****					, call 911. But don't make that your first option, because it's not the best option. You friend will probably trust you much less after an experience in suicide watch as well.   
   
**TL;DR* Nuh-uh, bitches. Call a helpline first. 911 is a last 						*******					 resort.   
 Sorry about the giant reply. There was just a lot that I wanted to say.
SIT YO ASS DOWN. YOU ABOUT TO GET LECTURED, SON.

Putting someone in suicide watch doesn't stop a suicidal person from wanting to commit suicide. It just forces them to get creative. If they really want to kill themselves, God help you, they are going to ******* get creative. And putting someone on anti-depressants doesn't stop the depression. It just numbs it enough for the victim to ignore it more easily. It doesn't make it go away.

If you're having real trouble calming someone down, call a helpline. Let a trained professional talk your friend down. They're going to do a better job of it than any EMT could. And **** your **** , yo. Just because all a helpline does is talk, it doesn't make it any less useful or efficient. Sometimes, you don't need to hit a dog to get it to listen. You feel me?

I have quite a few people in my life with bad depression. And I don't want to see them locked up for a couple of hours, just to be locked up again three months later. I want to make sure they never feel the need to jump off a building or slit their wrists EVER.
And talking is the way to prevent that **** .

Just be around for them. Be a friend. Act as a vent for their stress when they're really upset. Support them when they're scared. When your support isn't enough and they're near breaking point, make sure they're still getting that support from a stronger source. A helpline will do that just fine. If the helpline fails, by all means, call 911. For the love of **** , call 911. But don't make that your first option, because it's not the best option. You friend will probably trust you much less after an experience in suicide watch as well.

**TL;DR* Nuh-uh, bitches. Call a helpline first. 911 is a last ******* resort.
Sorry about the giant reply. There was just a lot that I wanted to say.
#12 to #6 - anonymous (05/02/2014) [-]
The person in this particular post had told her friends she was committing suicide and then refusing to tell her friends if she'd taken anything on top of the two bottles of wine she'd already had. So a suicide hotline probably would have told them to call 911 anyway.
User avatar #9 to #6 - animalsgreenberet (04/29/2014) [-]
i was on suicide watch two weeks ago. i've been there. and i can tell you right now, suicide hotlines don't do **** .
User avatar #10 to #9 - assrocket (04/29/2014) [-]
Maybe they didn't work for you, man, but they've worked for everyone I know.
Where I'm from, we've got pretty high depression/suicide rates, so our helplines are high quality, because they need to be. The people working there have personal experience with it, too.

Your experiences sound **** , yo.
But not everyone is going to react the same way.
User avatar #11 to #10 - animalsgreenberet (04/29/2014) [-]
that's true. but the op kinda pissed me off. something about bashing the people who tried to help you just frustrates me. maybe it wasn't the best thing for that person, but it was better than nothing.
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