Saturday, February 8

Suicide Hotlines - a Mishandled Resource

I have been thinking about a lady I once knew, who committed suicide.

It seems to me that our suicide hotlines represent a gravely mishandled resource.

If someone is seriously contemplating suicide, that means that their world view is incredibly bleak, and they want to make a difference. But being willing to accept harm to oneself should mean that they are willing to tackle the hardest and riskiest problems and issues.

So, to me, the disease here is actually a problem in the structure of our society - that these people do not have proper access to the sorts of problems they feel driven to solve.

How do we solve this?

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