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faecat [31.01.04::06:02]
I found you because you found me. :)

And I think the raddest thing I've ever done is to talk a suicidal woman into putting the knife away, flushing a bottle of painkillers down the toilet, and throwing the key to her gun safe out the window.
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Re: - tyrven [31.01.04::06:06]
I'm impressed with how many options said women had. I must admit, and I consider myself emotionally stable, but if I had immediate access to a gun I doubt I'd be typing this right now. How is she doing now? Has she worked through whatever issues left her in that state? I have mixed views on suicide lately. Regardless, though, I'm glad there are people like you who are there for people in her state. Welcome to my journal.
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Re: - faecat [31.01.04::06:11]
I don't know what happened after that. I was working on the King County Crisis Line at the time, so it was a complete stranger. Because she had so many options at hand, we ended up calling 911 for her, after which point we were prohibited from knowing what happened.
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Re: - tyrven [31.01.04::06:13]
That's interesting. Sometimes I think my phone number has been mixed up with the King County Crisis Line. That must have been a really rewarding but stressful position. I think it's a bit strange and unfortunate that you aren't able to find out what happened. I'm sure it makes sense for a lot of reasons, but just sending them out into the unknown... it's peculiar. I'll have to think about that.
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Re: - faecat [31.01.04::06:16]
She chose not to share her name, so even if we had been able to, we wouldn't have known where to look.

And yes, it was very stressful - I did four hours a week for eight months, and went home every time twitching.