Has any one out there been on a atemted sucide call with a young person? I have had one that is stuck in my head. Does any one have any advice?

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Comment by Eric Hamlett on June 9, 2009 at 7:45pm
Hi and thanks to all of you who left a commet on my blog.I am touched by your words.It makes me feel better knowing there are others who know what I am going though. Im not a soft person for say but this caught me off gard. I just cant under stand what could be so bad that some one would think this would be the answer. At this young age live has so much to offer.once again thanks to all of you for the invites to talk this out. I woud love to talk this out but Im not ready just yet. If its ok I will to you all about this in time.
Comment by Dustin J. Millis on June 9, 2009 at 5:00am
I went on a run about three months ago for a teenage girl ( she was fourteen i think... maybe 12... cant remember) anyway... she had scratched up her arm real bad with a coat hanger. Nothing of too great concern. You could tell she was just hungry for attention. I think most kids that age cant get enough attention no matter how much you give them.
Comment by Kelly Holdiman on June 8, 2009 at 4:28pm
Eric,
i have been on 2 different calls for this already, and the best advice that i can give you is that you should openly talk about it and talk with others in your department this should help you out with your feelings and how to deal with them. I feel you are starting on the right path by comming here and saying you have this problem and looking for the help. Talk to you chief, that is if he has an open door policy like mine, and see what he thinks. It is sad but this is becomming more and more common among the young ones these days, and i know this wont be your last. if you ever need to talk more about things please feel free to send me a message and we can talk about it.
Comment by johannes jacobus Barnard on June 8, 2009 at 1:43am
Hi Eric I am now about 27 years in the fire services and in this 27 years I was in 5 fire departments. About 90% of them (youngsters) are just looking for attention. I know it is hard to say but the only thing that work is to put the incident behind you and move forward.

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