Friday, 28 September 2012
Not the most cheerful of subjects, I’ll grant you, but here’s a thought concerning charities that exist for those at their wit’s end. After much consideration, I would have grave concerns about conveying, to the suicidal, the impression that there’s no practical solution (after all, if the presumed expert they are speaking with cannot advise then perhaps there really is no hope!) and might that absence of information appear as a final, insurmountable, wall? Samaritans act, surely, with the best of intentions, but is it not possible that a more pragmatic, advice giving, approach could instil the sense of hope their callers so desperately require? There are, of course, those who believe they have benefitted from such services, but, were they able to, others just might tell a different story.