Suicide Hotline Volunteer Work: What I Learned

People have been asking me what I learned from volunteering at a suicide call center.

It gets tiring telling people to “hang in there” and that they have something to live for when you really know they don’t.

Which is why I am writing my new book (see below).

Give Up

I’d like to dedicate my book to the New Zealand Chess Team and the Polish Space Exploration Project.

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5 Comments

  1. I have always wanted to be a psychologist, or help in the suicide department. I think that it is so AWESOME that you tell these sought to be hopeless kids that it is alright, even when you know different. That to me shows b=very good judgment, shows that you care for someone other than your self. You do not want to approach the situation as a joke, or be blunt about it… be patient and let that person know that you are there for them, and that everything WILL be ALRIGHT.
    Although I am only the age of 15, I love helping people with their problems and no I do not see myself as Mr.”Psychologist,” I just want everyone to know that I am here for them!!!

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