Why isn’t this on the news?
An interesting piece I found on the net the other day – 8 Tiny Things That Stopped Suicides In reference to number 2 on this list: There is a well known place on The White Cliffs Of Dover where people frequently go to kill themselves. I won’t name it because you probably already know where I’m talking about & if you don’t; it really doesn’t need the publicity. Everyday there are volunteers with flasks of tea, walking along that cliff top, who will stop & talk to anyone that looks like they might be thinking of killing themselves. I know this because they stopped to talk to me early one spring morning.
As it happens I was only there to admire the view, which is beautiful by the way, but they were very nice & gave me a cup of tea anyway. No lecture, no crap about god or how lucky I am & how grateful I should be. Just a friendly ear & a cup of tea. One of them told me that he always has several clean hankies too.
There should be more stuff like this on the news, then people would see that the world isn’t as bad as we’re lead to believe & maybe less of them would be trying to kill themselves.
Originally written & saved on 23rd August 20011 – I forgot to post it then & no I’m still not suicidal. Depressed & unhappy, but not sucidal