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(Slate)   Suicide hotlines now offering live texting with crisis counselors. LOL Y U WANT 2 KILL YRSLF U GOT LOTS 2 LIV 4 BRO   (slate.com) divider line 67
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2014-02-11 01:29:00 AM
Yeah, I think I'm okay with someone at the end of their rope and who may not have the wherewithal to talk with a stranger at that particular moment to have the option to send a text, e-mail, telegram, or farking smoke signal for some help if it's got a chance to save their life.
 
2014-02-11 02:37:44 AM
I can't wait for this to go green. It'll be nice to see FARK's armchair psychiatry brigade come in here with their perfect lives and mental health, and be able to explain to us all why the people who might use this are worthless and should kill themselves if they can't talk to a live person over the phone.

If I sound cynical, eh, welcome to FARK I suppose.
 
2014-02-11 03:26:09 AM
Mods this shouldn't be greenlit. Come on.

Find your cheap entertainment somewhere else.
 
2014-02-11 03:27:44 AM

whidbey: Mods this shouldn't be greenlit. Come on.

Find your cheap entertainment somewhere else.


You are praying to cruel and vengeful Gods. Your pleas for mercy fall upon deaf ears.
 
2014-02-11 03:59:26 AM
I'm not really sure what's stupid about this. It probably does make it easier for people to troll the system but if it helps people then why not. I know people that probably would be more at ease texting
 
2014-02-11 04:04:08 AM
Do you have anyone in your life you can talk to about this?
'idk my bff jill?'
 
2014-02-11 04:07:08 AM
so suicide threads are not allowed, but threads making fun of people who are suicidal are allowed?

ok. got it.
 
2014-02-11 04:08:57 AM

hardinparamedic: I can't wait for this to go green. It'll be nice to see FARK's armchair psychiatry brigade come in here with their perfect lives and mental health, and be able to explain to us all why the people who might use this are worthless and should kill themselves if they can't talk to a live person over the phone.

If I sound cynical, eh, welcome to FARK I suppose.


You'd best start believing in troll sites, you're on one.jpg
 
2014-02-11 04:11:03 AM

calbert: so suicide threads are not allowed, but threads making fun of people who are suicidal are allowed?

ok. got it.


www.2dayblog.com
/seriously, stop being an attention whore and just do it
 
2014-02-11 04:11:22 AM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-02-11 04:12:52 AM
I was fully immersed in the spa at my club and three high school aged teens had their feet in the spa while they were busy txting. The trio were there, but not present. I guess some of the millenials might be more comfortable txting than speaking about their problems.
 
2014-02-11 04:16:17 AM

wildcardjack: I was fully immersed in the spa at my club and three high school aged teens had their feet in the spa while they were busy txting. The trio were there, but not present. I guess some of the millenials might be more comfortable txting than speaking about their problems.


I would like to believe they were texting each other in lieu of conversation.
 
2014-02-11 04:21:16 AM

hardinparamedic: I can't wait for this to go green. It'll be nice to see FARK's armchair psychiatry brigade come in here with their perfect lives and mental health, and be able to explain to us all why the people who might use this are worthless and should kill themselves if they can't talk to a live person over the phone.

If I sound cynical, eh, welcome to FARK I suppose.


Your cynicism is justified, but even though it would be better for someone to speak to a live person, I can see the benefits to texting for help, just like TFA points out.
 
2014-02-11 04:29:32 AM
I also want to send a sincere thank you to the admin who changed the tag from "stupid" to "interesting."

This is a good article for people dealing with depression and needing someone to talk to.
 
2014-02-11 04:30:12 AM
Good. As someone who had a number of brushes with suicide in his life, I can say that the most difficult part of calling the suicide hotline is knowing you'll have to speak to someone on the phone, something people with many anxiety disorders have a lot of trouble doing. I think this is a fantastic idea.

Also, major props to suicide hotlines in general. They do amazing work, and literally save lives.
 
2014-02-11 04:34:09 AM

Wingless: Good. As someone who had a number of brushes with suicide in his life, I can say that the most difficult part of calling the suicide hotline is knowing you'll have to speak to someone on the phone, something people with many anxiety disorders have a lot of trouble doing.


But the most difficult part of actually going through with suicide is getting the cap off.
 
2014-02-11 04:34:34 AM

strangeluck: I also want to send a sincere thank you to the admin who changed the tag from "stupid" to "interesting."

This is a good article for people dealing with depression and needing someone to talk to.


Yeah i figured that was the case when everyone was complaining about subby saying something was "stupid" but could find nothing referring to stupid.

Any way to get help is a good way...
 
2014-02-11 04:53:05 AM

xria: You'd best start believing in troll sites, you're on one.jpg


img.fark.net
 
2014-02-11 04:54:58 AM
I like the idea. Some people just communicate better through the written word. Sometimes, people listen better, too.
 
2014-02-11 04:57:05 AM
U SAD BRO?
 
2014-02-11 05:05:55 AM
YOLO! LOL!!
 
2014-02-11 05:10:48 AM
As others have basically said already... Ok, cool.
 
2014-02-11 05:23:51 AM
DIAF
 
2014-02-11 05:35:12 AM

Wingless: Good. As someone who had a number of brushes with suicide in his life, I can say that the most difficult part of calling the suicide hotline is knowing you'll have to speak to someone on the phone, something people with many anxiety disorders have a lot of trouble doing. I think this is a fantastic idea.

Also, major props to suicide hotlines in general. They do amazing work, and literally save lives.


I volunteered for years on a crisis hotline and while I'm in favor of opening as many channels for help as possible, texting would make it much more difficult to assess a person's level of distress. On the phone you can hear changes in someone's voice and speech. Via text, nearly everyone sounds like a basket case.
 
2014-02-11 05:37:34 AM
img.fark.net

/Teen Line, this is Nitro!
 
2014-02-11 05:37:52 AM
All well and good until you realize you had to pester the person and got a text because it's their job and they wouldn't have acknowledged you otherwise. EVER. That's right, you're an even WORSE excuse for a human being. SRS.

^_^
 
2014-02-11 05:45:10 AM

Nogale: Wingless: Good. As someone who had a number of brushes with suicide in his life, I can say that the most difficult part of calling the suicide hotline is knowing you'll have to speak to someone on the phone, something people with many anxiety disorders have a lot of trouble doing. I think this is a fantastic idea.

Also, major props to suicide hotlines in general. They do amazing work, and literally save lives.

I volunteered for years on a crisis hotline and while I'm in favor of opening as many channels for help as possible, texting would make it much more difficult to assess a person's level of distress. On the phone you can hear changes in someone's voice and speech. Via text, nearly everyone sounds like a basket case.


You would never hear mine.  I work better with machines than humans...just don't trust them at all.  Never met one who did less harm than good.
 
2014-02-11 06:02:35 AM

you are a puppet: Wingless: Good. As someone who had a number of brushes with suicide in his life, I can say that the most difficult part of calling the suicide hotline is knowing you'll have to speak to someone on the phone, something people with many anxiety disorders have a lot of trouble doing.

But the most difficult part of actually going through with suicide is getting the cap off.


I always have trouble shooting  and stabbing myself while locked in a duffel bag doing a half gainer off a bridge, but maybe that's just me
 
2014-02-11 06:05:11 AM

albatros183: I always have trouble shooting  and stabbing myself while locked in a duffel bag doing a half gainer off a bridge, but maybe that's just me


You might have a future at MI6, then!
 
2014-02-11 06:05:53 AM

xria: hardinparamedic: I can't wait for this to go green. It'll be nice to see FARK's armchair psychiatry brigade come in here with their perfect lives and mental health, and be able to explain to us all why the people who might use this are worthless and should kill themselves if they can't talk to a live person over the phone.

If I sound cynical, eh, welcome to FARK I suppose.

You'd best start believing in troll sites, you're on one.jpg


I do this too, but this time you should have used the actual pic, because Geoffrey Rush makes everything better.
 
2014-02-11 06:08:08 AM

hardinparamedic: albatros183: I always have trouble shooting  and stabbing myself while locked in a duffel bag doing a half gainer off a bridge, but maybe that's just me

You might have a future at MI6, then!


Then I have HOPE again, also hot chicks and vodak martini's! thanks!
 
2014-02-11 06:11:23 AM
img.fark.net

If you can't talk about your problems or get a decent response in a BAAWWW-forum on one of the chans, odds are, that you can't get any comfort from texting.

Now, sexting, that's where you find solace - especially if you're a girl.
 
2014-02-11 06:13:06 AM

ox45tallboy: I like the idea. Some people just communicate better through the written word. Sometimes, people listen better, too.


Hilarious post is hilarious.

People, the vast majority of them, do not farking listen for shiat. You can tell them:"Do NOT put in (x) into the tray, put only (y) into the tray," a hundred times. Guess what's going in the tray unless you do it yourself?

They may be fooled, but this texting scheme with mean the suicide prevention volunteers/employees whatever can get back to more important things, playing "Angry Birds" while pretending to "listen" to you via texts.

Maybe the whole generation under me should kill themselves if this is how pathetic they are.
 
2014-02-11 06:17:14 AM

walktoanarcade: ox45tallboy: I like the idea. Some people just communicate better through the written word. Sometimes, people listen better, too.

Hilarious post is hilarious.

People, the vast majority of them, do not farking listen for shiat. You can tell them:"Do NOT put in (x) into the tray, put only (y) into the tray," a hundred times. Guess what's going in the tray unless you do it yourself?

They may be fooled, but this texting scheme with mean the suicide prevention volunteers/employees whatever can get back to more important things, playing "Angry Birds" while pretending to "listen" to you via texts.

Maybe the whole generation under me should kill themselves if this is how pathetic they are.


I don't know when I told my shrink he was a sociopath and I was lodging a complaint with the college, in writing he paid pretty close attention

/didn't understand but he's a sociopath so makes sense
 
2014-02-11 06:17:31 AM

walktoanarcade: ox45tallboy: I like the idea. Some people just communicate better through the written word. Sometimes, people listen better, too.

Hilarious post is hilarious.

People, the vast majority of them, do not farking listen for shiat. You can tell them:"Do NOT put in (x) into the tray, put only (y) into the tray," a hundred times. Guess what's going in the tray unless you do it yourself?

They may be fooled, but this texting scheme with mean the suicide prevention volunteers/employees whatever can get back to more important things, playing "Angry Birds" while pretending to "listen" to you via texts.

Maybe the whole generation under me should kill themselves if this is how pathetic they are.


You should search the thread where a snowflake tried to off himself over his love of My Little Ponies. Yes, My Little Ponies. It was a hilarious thread well worth a pan of Jiffy Pop.
 
2014-02-11 06:20:00 AM
Well, no more waiting on hold ...

/Rondeyrolled?
//"Trying to bring it back huh?"
 
2014-02-11 06:20:47 AM

robohobo: You should search the thread where a snowflake tried to off himself over his love of My Little Ponies. Yes, My Little Ponies. It was a hilarious thread well worth a pan of Jiffy Pop.


Are you kidding?

/Oh, Darwin, we besiege thee...
 
2014-02-11 06:21:09 AM
www.wearysloth.com

Haven't they got any mates?
 
2014-02-11 06:21:27 AM
Maybe they should try prayer instead.
 
2014-02-11 06:27:54 AM

Public Savant: robohobo: You should search the thread where a snowflake tried to off himself over his love of My Little Ponies. Yes, My Little Ponies. It was a hilarious thread well worth a pan of Jiffy Pop.

Are you kidding?

/Oh, Darwin, we besiege thee...

http://www.fark.com/comments/8120996/Horrible-11yr-old-boy-attempts- su icide-to-escape-bullying-because-hes-a-brony-Awesome-Fandom-responds-b y-raising-over-$10K-counting-in-less-than-a-day&new=1#new

Speaks for itself.
 
2014-02-11 06:29:43 AM
Oh, a cool way to keep people alive is to be me. Yes, I tell people that threaten suicide, well, if you do it, you will prove with your final act, that I am stronger than you. :)

I only tell that to people who don't mean it, so it works to only 99% of them.
 
2014-02-11 06:33:50 AM
"for only" rather,

And the "my little pony" thread was awful and hilarious.

/of course i don't attach hilarity to the poor boy
//compartmental
 
2014-02-11 06:48:34 AM
 
2014-02-11 06:51:40 AM
I have no problem with this...

Any access to another person for a desperate, depressed person is a good thing.
 
2014-02-11 06:55:01 AM

Public Savant: /Oh, Darwin, we besiege thee...


Don't besiege Darwin. Use sappers to blow his walls, then just march in and take over. Sieges take too long.

/beseech
//beseech
 
2014-02-11 06:58:26 AM
If someone thinks about it and decides they want to end their life why shouldn't they be allowed to? It is their life to do what they want with.
 
2014-02-11 07:02:08 AM

Carth: If someone thinks about it and decides they want to end their life why shouldn't they be allowed to? It is their life to do what they want with.


People like you make me sick. Are you so stupid that you cannot imagine the disease and nastiness that would reign if enough were convinced of your callous attitude?

Can you clean up after yourself if you kill yourself?  No? Then don't be a disease-spreader.

If some get to be angry that I don't get flu shots (for the public good) then I get to be angry over the gross aftermath of a suicide.
 
2014-02-11 07:04:41 AM
I think about offing* myself every day, but hey, there's nothing immediate going on so I can always do it tomorrow. And that's how I've made it through the last twenty years. Counseling gives external perspective to people who have no internal perspective, but it's only temporary.

/*for the juvenile among us, "whacking"
//And yes, I appreciate the irony.
 
2014-02-11 07:12:29 AM

Carth: If someone thinks about it and decides they want to end their life why shouldn't they be allowed to? It is their life to do what they want with.


Most people who are suicidal don't want to die. They either feel compelled to do so, or feel that they have no other options left to them, but they don't WANT to die. That's why they seek out help, that's why they go to the emergency room, or call a suicide hotline, because they are standing at the edge of the proverbial cliff and are desperately looking for something to hold onto.
 
2014-02-11 07:12:37 AM

walktoanarcade: People like you make me sick. Are you so stupid that you cannot imagine the disease and nastiness that would reign if enough were convinced of your callous attitude?

Can you clean up after yourself if you kill yourself?  No? Then don't be a disease-spreader.

If some get to be angry that I don't get flu shots (for the public good) then I get to be angry over the gross aftermath of a suicide.


We can overcome with technology.
media.tumblr.com
I take it you will now withdraw your objection?
 
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