finding out your location and sending the police? I hate to take an option away from people, but I can't honestly offer this as something to do unless I know for certain - I can't lie to them. In my area the whole police and fire department would show up - they aren't very busy.. This happened once to a friend, and was not helpful. I know for myself I don't have a home phone, just my cell phone (iPhone) and I don't know how to turn anything off other than Location Services. Does that do it, and does that work for other cell phones too? Would appreciate information please -
Really good question ElizaJane. I don/t know the answer to that one either, but am sureone will come alive this morning & give you an answer. Best of wishes. Mary
They can still locate you. iphones have global positioning that can be used in emergencies. It is sometimes harder for them to locate you but they will for a possible suicide. A suicide hotline will not send someone unless you tell them you have a plan in place and are getting ready to do it. If you call them stating you have been thinking about it but have no immediate plans they will most likely just talk you through and get you some help. Dont be afraid to reach out for help. If you have been thinking of suicide you need to get help. I had two cousins who killed themselves and it DESTROYED their mothers! Their fathers too. It affected the WHOLE family. We wished we could have caught some of the signs and gotten them help before they did it. One of the boys, we knew he was depressed but I dont think anyone realized he was that depressed. His mother found him. The other boy his brother found him and he is very messed up by it. Suicide is no answer.
If the Christians are right you are only turning your pain into a thing for eternity. Everything is dark and distorted because your thinking is not right. If you get help, once you begin to feel better, you will realize how distorted your thought process is. PLEASE Eliza Jane23, if you are thinking about suicide, talk to someone and get help. I promise you that there are many things to live for. People in your life love you. I dont even know you and it upsets me you would think of killing yourself! There are many who will friend you and talk to you when you need to. I will be more than happy to talk to you and be your friend.
ElizaJane, I hope the emergency services can know were a person is if the person is trying to commit suicide. Calling for help is only that. The person is in need of help and is seeking it. When a suicidal person gets help and get better they are so thankfull the suicide never happened. I speak from experience. Trust me I know. Get help Elizajane before it's too late. Don't try it. Call someone that can help you right now.. Keep us posted. I will pray for you. Take care.
please get the help you need ! my cousin killed himself in my sister yard ,hung himself from a tree using a christmas drop cord !and when someone kills themselves it takes a toll on the family ! rusty called me the morning he did it and told me he loved me and i kick myself wondering if i could have done something to stop him! beside just saying i love you we need to pay more attention to our loved ones !then maybe we could see the signs that they want to take their on lives !!! rusty never ever said he was gonna kill himself but he did !!!
my sister ,who house or rather yard he used has now passed away she was only 41 yrs old and i'm sure she with rusty now ! he was only 21yrs. old and his sister passed away at 32yrs. old due to new meds (morphine) no she didn't o d she had a reaction to the med ! rusty's mom has burried both of her children !and i know she has never believed that rusty took his own life ,she believes someone else hung him!!! and then to loose your other child 10 years later is just awful!!!
i quess what i'm trying to say is get help!!! what you do will affect those who love you too! we are all here on this site if you need a ear to talk to or a shoulder to lay your head on !! we care about you ! take care !
God bless !!! and God loves you !!!
Please nothing is ever worth taking your life, I have been thru alot I know. There are alot of really kind good people on here and if you ever need to talk you can always talk privatly with one of us. Please talk is all I'm saying it can't hurt to talk before you do anything. I am praying for you.
Thank you all for your concern. It's just been a very difficult couple of days. I appreciate your replies -
They can only get a approximate location from an old style cell phone. Newer ones have GPS in them and I think you can track specific location because of that. Anyway, I am kinda guessing but this is my understanding.
My experience with hotlines though, at least when I have used them, they never called the authorities on me. I guess they might if you admitted you had overdosed, but they are suppose to be confidential.
Only my experience, so I'll be curious as to what others post.
I'm here for another day - haven't slept much, but I'm making it - I think I'm past the worst of it now and will be ok. Thank you all for caring.
Hey EJ: I'm glad that you are starting to feel better, but I have a different point of view for you to consider. I am no suicidal, but there was a time when I was. I called my psychiatrist as an emergency, and she started LAUGHING!! It was not a mean reaction, just her reaction and I got really really angry. (BTW, she is a professor at a major hospital university). I asked her quite upset if she wanted me to commit suicide, and her answer was "no, you just don't have enough seratonin in your brain, that 's all." She then explained to me that there have been studies on people who have committed suicide, compared to people the same ages who died of natural causes, and every single person who committed suicide had a lack of seratonin in their brain!! It was a chemical problem, not a lack of weakness or a study of character.
She told me that I needed an increase in my anti-depressants, that was all! At that time (about 16 years ago) people who admitted that they were on anti-depressants did not speak about it publically, and if they did, they were considered to be nuts, or weak of character. I know that many politicians who had admitted that they were on Prozac, and the reactions of the masses. The were very BRAVE people back then to try and enlighten the entire USA. They have since found out that people in chronic pain use up their seratonin and that is why doctors always add a component of anti-depressents to your meds. they know that extreme stress, such as being in chronic pain does that to a person. So does death of a loved on, divorce, etc. also uses up your natural chemistry. You would not keep a diabetic from getting insulin, or someone with high blood pressure from receiving blood pressure medicine. Well the brain is an organ also, and why idiots (including some doctors) don't understand that, are not worth your or my time.
Please call the suicide hotline if you need it. Please don't let another wonderful person die because of embarrassment for a few ignorant people. What you need to do RIGHT NOW< is to call your doctor and tell them that you need to either change anti-depressants, or up your dosage. That is your problem!! You are not a worthless human being, nor are you weak. You are a very smart, engaging, and loving person, and heaven knows we need more of YOU in this world.
Good luck, and please, please let us know how much better you get after your doctor changes your meds. We do care, and I do understand. Write me privately if you want. I care.
I have been reading peoples response and there are a lot of good tips. I just wanted to reitterate what I said in my private message. You are not alone. You are not the first person to go through this. There is a lot of help out there. Don't ever ever stop fighting for yourself. THERE IS HOPE!!
ElizaJane23~I am so glad that you are here and reaching out even if it is with people here. I have had many attempts in the past and I too was afraid of calling and what would happen if I did. Going to the hospital because your pain is so intense seems better than going to get some special help and go through different treatment. I dont know about the possiblity of their locating you. for me it is hard to talk about..but it is the first step. Having a support system is key, people that understand and do not judge. I hope you will continue to reach out~it is a sign of strength. Hang in there, the desire to die can pass but you cant come back to life. When you are hurting and are looking for suicide as your answer it is often because you dont see other options. Please talk to someone. I hope I will so your posts again~
yes, press *67 first, then call. its just important that you call, someone, anyone. My mother committed suicide when I was 7, after she pulled the trigger she yelled for help, at that moment she knew she had made a mistake and wished she hadn't. It leaves your family and friends with so many feelings of "what could I have done" please get the help you need, go to the park, go anywhere, nothing, no pain, can be as bad as the pain you leave behind you. Good luck! Smiles to you,
O.K. now go to the phone and make an appointment with your Psychiatrist right away! Tell them it's urgent. If you are thinking of suicide your waited too long to get help. You need to see someone and talk to them and tell them what is happening to you! I know you probably don't feel like doing this but you need too because if you wait it will get worse and hard not to try. Believe me I know where you are at. I have been there before. Get help now ElizaJane.
I said a prayer for you!
In case you didn't know this was your cry for help and we are all answering it! Get help please, don't wait!
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