"We are fools for Christ ... " 1 Corinthians 4:10
I think most people commit suicide because they think they won't feel anything any more, but I think you feel even more sorrow and sadness after you do it'However, suicide is more because of the person that does it than any one else in that person's life.
That sign is on the Golden Gate Bridge, where one of my son's classmates jumped. I believe there always is hope in Jesus Christ, but wonder what kind of hope is on offer from a government hotline.
I am sorry about your son's friend. Maybe the hotline might help someone who thinks they have no one else? Sometimes people want to be talked out of it. People must call it, or they wouldn't have one, but I get what you are saying.
Very often, just being able to talk to someone somewhere helps to take a fresh look at the decision to commit suicide. There are helplines here too and from all accounts, they have been successful in preventing suicides when people contact them. The government cannot do anything if someone decides not to use the hotline and jumps.
I think that even suicidal people want to believe that there is hope. Perhaps that gives comfort to some. But you are right, true hope comes through Jesus Christ. And true peace. He has borne our grief. He can give us comfort. If the givernment really understood this point, then the call center would be much more beneficial.
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