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Post Reply Your best friend is about to jump off a building.
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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.


It's not hypocrisy to have a nuanced stance when addressing a nuanced issue. The experiences of those who are considering ending their lives, the concerns of those they'll be leaving behind, parsing out whether a medical professional is doing more harm by keeping a patient alive than by allowing them to die, this isn't a simple matter. I think you handled it quite deftly.
Posted 6/4/15
Yes I'd talk to them and try to save them.
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I'd save them if i had an answer for their problem i.e route out of their mess that makes them want to commit suicide.If i dont have solution to that,who am i to stop them?Since in stopping them from taking his/herlife,in a way,you become responsible to show them a new path that they may have in their grief missed. Now then what happens if one stops them without solution?they are left in their gloom,hanging from loose hangmans rope so to speak.
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Give em a push. Tough love eh?
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Yes, I definitely would. I don't see how anybody won't.
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Posted 6/5/15 , edited 6/5/15
This is a deep question that one person will answer differently than another and my answer is yes because that would be a heavy burden for a person to carry for the rest of their life knowing someone died and they could of prevented it even if it's a complete stranger that's another human being and that would be an unbearable guilt for me. then that person may fall into deep depression with the I should of been there, I could of been there and I would of been there. When a person suicides they are being selfish by only thinking of themselves thinking that a weight is being lifted off of them but that same weight will be on the backs and shoulders of their loved ones so the burden is never really gone but moved in a sense. Sometimes a metaphorical weight can be heavier than a literal weight.
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I'd stop them..
I'm not very good with my words so I would probably jump with them...
Obviously not, I would lie to them and when we're about to jump I would just grab them and throw them back
Then punch the sh*t out of them.
Then lock them up in my room and have a SERIOUS talk
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Posted 6/16/15
Male: prepare metal stick/bat so you can hit the ooo when he almost landing.(so he can feel pain far more worse than dead)
Posted 6/16/15
I'd do a titanic on them
The sucker will come down after I pull that off.
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I'm curious if something animeish like this would work in real life.

You run up to them and punch them in the face, while they're on the ground you cry and give a speech about how stupid what they did was and how selfish it would be to just leave you behind... and how you feel awful about them not telling you about what they're going through, and then when they say something back, you shift the blame on yourself,
"You're right... I'm sorry, I should have noticed you were going through something but I didn't, but it's not to late"

You think something super cheesy like that could happen.
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I guess that would be my brother and I can't let my brother die. I'd talk him out of it and make him realize how miserable I would be without him.
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Yea I'll stop them just what will I do so that doesn't happen again
Posted 6/16/15
tell him "do a blackflip"
Posted 6/16/15

Scooty-Bby wrote:

Give em a push. Tough love eh?


tell em do a backflip
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Let them make the decision. I'm not about to go out of my way for someone else. Even if they're my closest friend or family member. The question "What do I gain from stopping them?" comes to mind.
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