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Post Reply Your best friend is about to jump off a building.
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realistically speaking, i would try to stop them and then slap them and then speak to them about why the hell there doing that friend or stranger
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"Now let's calmly consider what you're about to- OH WHO AM I KIDDING? ARE YOU CRAZY?!" And I would grab them by the collar.
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I would stop them as fast as I can. The closest person that I ever have is the only person I have to help me survive this world. If they died, then I have no meaning about life.
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"Dude, if you survive this fall you'd get so many "bro-points".

Little did he know I ran out of bro-points when he consumed that lighter fluid last week! Bwahahahahaha!

All joking aside, I'd try to stop him. Even if it meant risking my own life.
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I would say, Hey before you jump can I have those shoe.. Put them in the writing! Thanks bro.. Continue where you left off! j/k Hahaha

Ok, Truthfully That wouldn't happen in first place.. Because that would pissed my ass off and I hate people wanting to give up their precious life.. There million people who die everyday due to Cancer and wish continue living.

That a Coward way out.. We all been there.. the depression. We do not have the right to take our lives. That like cutting off your Leg, just because you got ingrown Toe Nail! XD

Like I said we all been there, I did had that thought when going though break up and was hurting bad for three days, three nights and unable to sleep.. LOVE SUCK! Man it was hurting so bad, I just wanted to get rid of the heart ache pains! x_X

But I'm glad I didn't take my life.. I just made it though, thinking back I couldn't believed that I was thinking about taking my life out.

Speaking of Pains, I got lot of Health problems..ton of kidney stones and other type of pains. Diabetes ruined me, because it took away one thing I love to do that is working out at the gym (Bodybuilder).. I love working out till I run out of energies and continue go over the limits.. Now I can't because my Blood sugar will drop fast and I'll get black out. I can't even do simple 15 min warmup anymore! :(

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QuietlyLoud wrote:

Let's say your best friend (or whoever's closest to you) is either severely depressed or is going through a really hard time. Now he/she is about to jump off a building. You're close enough to where you could probably run up to the roof and stop them in time.

So do you stop them or do you just let them die? (this is considering that they may or may not listen to you)

I would stop her. Definitely. I don't care if I have to run up a couple of flights of stairs to do it. I don't want her to die.

Also: What if the person about to jump WASN'T your best friend/whoever's closest to you?

Would you still try to save them?

I probably would, or at least attempt to, considering the fact that I don't really know what they're going through... (meaning I don't know what goes on in their life)




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Na, but in all seriousness, no matter who they are, i'd stop them. However, you'd need to be sensitive in such a situation and calm them down before getting them to step away from the edge of the building. Answer in the affirmative, regardless of the statements they make, so they feel like they are being heard and understood, but slowly redirect them to a healthier state of mind rather than imposing values on them. That way, they can feel that their thoughts and feelings are valid (which they are), but they would eventually (and hopefully) see a better outcome or eventuality to ending their pain and step away from the edge willingly.
Posted 5/27/15
I hope I'm on your will.
Posted 5/27/15 , edited 5/27/15
yell up at them "you know.. some people are starting to murmur that you don't have the balls to do it!"
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i'd be like, "um ur gonna miss the last episode of hunter x hunter" and then she'd live to a ripe old age waitin for that last episode...

darn you togashi
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If it was a close friend or relative, then I would try and stop them. I'd probably also try and stop someone I didn't know as well. The only reason I wouldn't is if I knew for sure they were a bad person, for example a convicted murderer.
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I respect a person's right to take their own life if they feel like that's their best option. While I would certainly be concerned about a stranger doing it, and would be willing to talk to them about things and see if I could convince them otherwise, it's their decision in the end, and I won't actively try to stop them unless their reasoning is particularly nonsensical.

That said, if it was someone that I care about, I would do everything in my power to stop them, because I'd selfishly want to keep them in my life, even if they think differently. I would acquiesce eventually if they were willing to sit down, talk things out, and calmly maintain that suicide is the best option for them, but if I haven't heard anything about it and been given the chance to help, then I'll drag them away, because the only opinion I've got to work with would be my own, which would want them alive.
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Lyrical masterpiece here. I think this whole thread is a joke funnier than Bruce Jenner's transformation. Personally, I don't care who it is. I would yell at them to stop being a bitch ass and that they didn't have the balls to jump. P.S. I got geniuses in my head telling me to kill myself.
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Let them know how extremely selfish they are in this plan of theirs to take their Life. And then, let them know they have strength within; unbridled strength and capability...Suicide is a permanent fix to usual temporary problem(s). Help said Person to gain and have a support group of Friends who value their existence. Yes, when One ponders deep within the recesses of His/Her Mind, negativity can become overwhelming. The thought that Your Life means nothing; We're but a minute speck of dust in a Universe of unexplained, often baffling happenstances.

Now, as One who Works in the Medical Field...If this was a Person suffering from a Terminal illness; misery that they Themselves did not cause, or exacerbate...Euthanasia? I'm all for it. But it would not be immediate. I would give them a Month to a couple Months to ponder if this IS what they want...To relieve Oneself of illnesses that all that Medication in the World doesn't completely relieve their Pain and suffering...Then, We'd proceed.

It may sound hypocritical to some, however seeing Patients in the ICU and Terminal ward...They are so....Ahhh, I can't even find the word I want to use. They're tormented by Pain, and the procedures that are Used to help regarding their said illness. Some of the side effects are heartbreaking. Not even a Year ago, a Patient in ICU took it upon Themselves and bit their tongue. So in conclusion, I don't consider the above action, of Oneself who is Otherwise healthy and capable, taking their Life to be compared to Euthanasia in the cases of some of these Patients. All Life is precious. But I believe that Everyone has the right to Use their Body in however manner they like in the end. No One should "be above" ANY Other.

Free will...We are SO MUCH stronger than many of Us think We are. It's just having Something to strive for...To give You happiness...Everyone deserves that...Of course, easier said than done...BUT, if You want it and put Your Life on a worthy, deserving pedestal, that strength WILL come to You.
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It kind of depends. Some pain is born of the moment or a chemical imbalance. It can pass or sometimes be corrected medically. In those cases I would prevent someone that is one of mine (friend, relative, lover, kid, etc.) from taking their own life. I've had a buddy sitting across the room with a knife in his arm already starting to go "down the street". I talked him into hearing me out and explained that I would stop him and then life would be rough for a while since he'd be locked in a ward for a bit. He tried to argue I couldn't. I pointed out I'm certified for pretty major first aid and that it would be no problem. I also pointed out that once he got out I and all our other friends would take turns on a 24/7 watch until we knew he was more stable. I told him how sad it would make his fiance, how much it would hurt his family even if they were estranged, how much it would hurt and upset so many other people in his life. He had it in his head he was a nuisance and this would be better. Once he was talked down I treated him (stitched him up even, hospitals ask lots of questions about that kind of thing) and then we got him in some therapy. He got past his issues and is doing better now.

Someone that is in pain that can't be alleviated has a right to choose in my mind. I only insist that we make sure they're in their right mind. Whether it is terminal illness, psychological we just can't mitigate, or the pain of knowing what is ahead (slow death, lack of dignity, etc.) then it should be their choice and I while I may offer my opinion, I will respect their choice.

Strangers... I've saved lives in danger a number of times. I don't know about a suicide though. I'd probably just contact the authorities and walk away. Maybe that's cold, but I tend to be that way if they're not one of mine.
Posted 6/4/15
I would probably stop them if i am capable to do so. Well let just say it will be according to the situation.
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