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A very serious matter - Life

dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,839
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:41 AM in Spine-Health Announcements
Recently there have been a number of threads where members talk about being at the end of their rope, being totally frustrated, and at times talke about ending their own life.

This such a delicate subject and honestly the members at Spine-Health are not professional qualified in helping other members who have reached that point.

The best action plan for any member to take when dealing with a situation like that is to provide the member with hot line numbers. This way they can deal with someone who knows how to professional work in this environment.

Here are the important numbers:

Suicide Help Resources

Suicide Hotline
USA: 1-800-784-2433
UK : 08457 90 90 90
ROI: 1850 60 90 90

I strongly encourage using this as a way to help another member that is in distress. I know I do, because I know that I am not qualified to help people in these situations. And I dont want to be the person that said or did something that might push that person over the edge.

So, please, I ask everyone to take this very seriously. Both from a posters point of view and from those that are ready to respond.
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


  • I am so happy to see that you put that out there!
    I know that pain and lack of sleep that even the strongest of us can fall into and with out the right help and people to talk to it could be a very dangerous road.

    So thank you for the words of wisdom.
  • What does ROI mean, and where is this suicide hotline available to? In the last thread that I read the preson was in Australia and when people posted the suicide lines in you sig. she kept saying where she was from, and that it wasn't the UK or US.

    Is the ROI available to anyone in the world toll free? Or should offering different numbers for Canada, Australia, other places be concidered?

    I would not be ok with telling someone to contact a suicide helpline that is not available to them.
  • ROI = Republic of Ireland

  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    I think when you edit and change your profile. It earases your sig line and you have to do that over. Give it a try. It happened to me and there is something in there that states that.
    Good luck, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,839
    If you update any of the additional fields for your Profile:

    Birth date
    Medical History

    Then your signature line will be deleted. These additional fields are addons to Drupal.

    This has been announced several times in our Announcement section.

    But in reality it helps us more, since we are trying to limit the size of all signature lines
    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
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