thoughts on mental health crises / suicide (I'm fine) and a hotline is provided
Sometimes when I hear the number for the suicide prevention hotline given, I feel a bit skeptical about the delivery.
Because I imagine myself in their place.
It's one thing to go "yes I want to kill myself I should talk to someone about it"
and another to not realize "I want to die" is not a normal feeling to have in most cases. But you're not suicidal, right?
I've used these hotlines before (I'm not one for talking, so I usually use the chat lines. If you feel you are in crisis, go to this site, and it will direct you to which number to text and what to say https://www.crisistextline.org/ )
but only ONE time did I recognize I felt suicidal. Most of the time I felt like dying, and that my problems didn't matter.
That's why I personally feel maybe while you should mention suicidal ideation when giving out these hotlines, you should also mention being "in crisis" or "having a crisis"
Now, I know they're trained not to hang up, but never once after using one of these did I feel like I wasted their time after I calmed down.
How do you define crisis? For some it might be that their world is ending. That they see no hope. and yes, "Covid has ruined my life and I can't cope" IS a crisis.
In which case I hope you use the hotline, as above.
This is not meant to be a subtoot of anything. I just feel we need to change the dialogue around suicide. Around mental health. Talk about what is and isn't an acceptable thought to have.
PSA: if you are thinking of hurting yourself violently, or going to sleep and not waking up, that's a bad sign, get some help!
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@ijyx It is forced as you'll have to do it eventually in the same sense work work is forced. No one "forces" you to work (except maybe if you happen to be at Gulag) but it is necessary in order to get food on the table.
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@quad Yes, it is... if I build a bike it should be around $400-500 and a scooter about $250 I think. I am leaning towards a scooter but haven't decided yet.
@quad Yeah, I have contemplated about the same thing... I might actually build one in order to get what I want.
Or get a scooter with bigger tires. I don't have to travel that far though.. Like 1.5km to work and 0.5km to my favorite supermarket.
@quad Why didn't you go with a bicycle? That is kinda long way standing on a scooter. A bicycle could give you a 100 km reach and it would be faster and safer..
@ijyx Yes, I can buy that... but in reality your daily life contain hundreds of miniature goals that are executed all the time. Just putting one fot before the other is a miniature goal. As soon as you make a decision it becomes a goal.
I would say if you _have_ to pursue that goal it becomes work.
@thomasfuchs The brain does so as it is low on dopamine.. interesting with retrocomputers though.. usually it is food and stuff.
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