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Calls to Crisis and Suicide Prevention Hotlines Surge Post-Election

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posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:08 PM
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a reply to: reldra




I don't believe it was just because of an election





It is, again, due to hateful rhetoric.


Wow there you go...make up your mind...it's one or the other....

hang on a minute...you're practising rhetoric right now.




posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:08 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Trust but verify.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:09 PM
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originally posted by: hounddoghowlie

originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
a reply to: reldra



All people are different. Just because you find the reason frivolous, doesn't mean it is.



crying about wanting to die over bullsh@@ spoken during a election is frivolous. or just puttin on a show.



You could never know unless you were inside of their mind. Anything else is a baseless guess.


don't need to be in their minds, i seen real depression and bullsh@@ election talk doesn't rank up their as a reason to regress in their lives. i've also spent many hours in hospitals where my aunt and saw real depressed people. and that sh@@ right there is the real deal.

not just some puttin on the dog cause hillary lost and the red head monster is gonna kill them.
having your feelings hurt because what was said and real depression is way different.


I have seen real depression as well. If you understand it all, you would know that no one reason is more important than another.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:10 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Pretty sure he's referring to the "reason" for them contemplating suicide.
That IS hilariously pathetic.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:10 PM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: reldra




I don't believe it was just because of an election





It is, again, due to hateful rhetoric.


Wow there you go...make up your mind...it's one or the other....

hang on a minute...you're practising rhetoric right now.




The hateful rhetoric during this election cycle and the election outcome.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: reldra




minimize deep depression and suicidal thoughts as 'whining'.


You do not develop deep depression overnight due to an election result - this thread should be in the LOL section



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:11 PM
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I'm offended when leftists call Trump voters uneducated and racists. Guess what? I call them buttholes and move on with my day.

It's rediculous.




edit on 11-11-2016 by Throes because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: reldra

So the answer is $0 dollars I assume.

If someone wants to commit suicide over this election, they need much more help than a phone call could ever provide. If they are just an emo kid sad as can be, well waa waaa waa. Welcome to real life.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:12 PM
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Ultimately, I think the problem is.... "A little bit of information is a dangerous thing".

I think I have a good guess as to whom is flooding the emergency numbers, post election.

I have some people like this in my own extended family. They are the people who for 36 to 42 months of the year pay exactly ZERO attention to politics. That, in and of itself is fine. I personally like to keep up with what's going on with our horrible politicians, but I don't hold it against anyone that doesn't.

What do we hear in the lead-up to every election? "The most important election in the history of the country."

Now, add to that the fact that we have hit that intersecting point where political "stuff" crosses with the social media "stuff." We have "informed" people intentionally spreading horrific misinformation/lies which leads to "uninformed" people picking up that baton and running with it. It doesn't take long for this snowball to grow and grow.

I have said for a while that as much as a flawed character as Trump is, I would be voting for him. I would have some "uninformed" friends/family give me a high five (even though I knew they had no idea why that made them happy... because other than exclaiming "shut the damned borders already".. they had nothing meaningful to say... which was not a surprise because these people aren't political types.... which again, is fine).

I've also mentioned to other "uninformed" friends/family that I'm voting for Trump and have received reactions from COMPLETE shock that I could support this racist who want's to kill every single person that is not white of European decent.... to people actually telling me that I'm a racist f-ck. Seriously. Hasn't happened a lot but on no less than three occasions. (Strange thing happens when I ask what about me is racist... because I've known these people for years and they know how/who I am.... but that's for another thread).

The long and short of it is..... now more than ever before we have people who have "a LITTLE information" and no backdrop to compare it to. They haven't paid attention to anything other than sound bites and the ramblings of idiot Hollywood types or idiot athlete types. They have also been told for months and months that Trump didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning....

So... yes. I can see how when the results came in there were those uniformed (which leads to irrational) people that either wanted to kill themselves or go riot in the streets. I believe they are sincere in their agony, but I can't help but hope they learn a valuable lesson from this. November 8th isn't when things get started (election-wise)... it's the culmination of the previous years.

I don't want anyone to kill themselves and I wish these idiotic kids would head back to their dorms to study.... but hopefully this little heartbreak will teach them to pay attention in the future.

I've said all along that no matter who won on election day.... I'd still have to go to work the next day, and clean the litter box, and help my son with his homework, and so on and so forth.

I do also want to point out that there are those in the media that saw these vulnerable, uninformed types and exploited them and filled them with the irrational fears that "Trump is gonna get ya!" Shame on them but again, that is for another thread (that I'll never get around to drafting).



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:12 PM
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originally posted by: ShadowLink
a reply to: reldra

Pretty sure he's referring to the "reason" for them contemplating suicide.
That IS hilariously pathetic.


No reason that causes suicidal thoughts is hilariously pathetic.

It is however complete lack of human empathy that can cause statements like yours.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:12 PM
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Hope the crisis centers tell them to stop wasting their time so they can help people with genuine problems.

That is all.
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posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:13 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: reldra




I don't believe it was just because of an election





It is, again, due to hateful rhetoric.


Wow there you go...make up your mind...it's one or the other....

hang on a minute...you're practising rhetoric right now.




The hateful rhetoric during this election cycle and the election outcome.

You call it hateful rhetoric, we call it trying to teach the autistic kids they shouldn't be trying to lick their nose to see if they can.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:14 PM
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originally posted by: reldra
You could never know unless you were inside of their mind. Anything else is a baseless guess.

Just. Stop.

It's not your intention, but you are actually doing a great disservice to people with genuine mental health issues by equating people like those mentioned in the OP with them. There is so much to write and explain, but I really do feel it will fall on deaf ears if I do, so what's the point?



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:14 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: ShadowLink
a reply to: reldra

Pretty sure he's referring to the "reason" for them contemplating suicide.
That IS hilariously pathetic.


No reason that causes suicidal thoughts is hilariously pathetic.

It is however complete lack of human empathy that can cause statements like yours.



It's conversations like these in which people voted for Trump, at least partly.

They learned their fathers had to join the draft and go off to war at age 18, and now people need safe places because of elections and words that were said.

Grow up.
edit on 11-11-2016 by Throes because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:15 PM
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If you say so...according...to your viewpoint



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:16 PM
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I was not in Trumps corner at all, having said that..this is ridiculous, get over it..he got the job. He hasn't done anything or taken office yet FFS.
I say give it a chance as there is not a damn thing to be done about it. I get the feeling him in office will differ from the campaign rhetoric..here to hope anyway



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:17 PM
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Do none of these people realize there are so many hoops Trump would HAVE to clear before he can even realistically think about implementing a lot of the "threats" he made during his campaign?! It amazes me at the false conclusions many of these people who are posting on YouTube, crying, whining, yelling, all but gnashing their teeth...rending their clothes to shreds! No wonder so many see Americans as weak, easily led and influenced. WHAT has gotten into people? Airborne poisons? GMO's? Some sort of destructive or aberrant mind/emotion altering additive to our water? I can only wince when I see their behaviour, and be thankful I'm not looking at one of my kids! And wonder....



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:17 PM
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That was a well, thought out response. I did say that media is not fully blameless. But I am sure there were a substantial amount of well informed people who called.

I, myself, was in some type of numb traumatic stress state, but I did not contemplate suicide and I am starting to feel a little less upset.

The numbers are very telling of how Trump's words, in total, even without spin or edited sound bites could cause many to feel hopeless.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:18 PM
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originally posted by: Ohanka
Hope the crisis centers tell them to stop wasting their time so they can help people with genuine problems.

That is all.


The Crisis Centers are actually saying to keep calling if they feel that way. As a crisis center should.



posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 09:19 PM
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originally posted by: Vector99

originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: reldra




I don't believe it was just because of an election





It is, again, due to hateful rhetoric.


Wow there you go...make up your mind...it's one or the other....

hang on a minute...you're practising rhetoric right now.




The hateful rhetoric during this election cycle and the election outcome.

You call it hateful rhetoric, we call it trying to teach the autistic kids they shouldn't be trying to lick their nose to see if they can.


That is an odd statement.



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