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A very serious situation

dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,863
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:29 AM in Spine-Health Announcements
From time to time there are posts in our forums or discussions in our chat rooms about Suicide.

This is a very serious medical subject that members on Spine-Health are not trained on and we should never make judgmental statements one way or the other.

I strongly recommend to EVERYONE here, where there is a post from a member about suicidal moments or from a member in chat talking about suicide, you ONLY refer them to some of the Suicide Support Resources. One of our moderators, Bruce, has complied a detailed list that everyone should be aware of

Suicide Help Resources

Inlcuded in that list is one important number:

National Suicide Helpline 1 800 784 2433 (USA only)

So, I am asking everyone here to help out, whenever you run across a situation like this, please DO NOT attempt to handle it yourself, the best course of action you can take is to pass on the Hotline Number and provide them with information

We would all appreciate this
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com


  • My daughter had a prob recently and I would rather no one give advise. Thats what the hotline is there for!!!!
  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    I would like to add the numbers for people in UK and The Republic of Ireland (Southern Ireland) (ROI)

    Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

    UK 08457 90 90 90
    ROI 1850 60 90 90


    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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