Friday, May 27, 2005

See -- Socialized Suicide Prevention Doesn't Work

A Canadian province is ending its 24/7 suicide hotline. It will now only operate during business hours.

Prince Edward Island, a small province on Canada's East Coast, says it is too expensive to operate the hotline around the clock. Starting June 1, it will be open only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The plan drew protest from mental health groups across the country Wednesday.
"How many times, when you get upset or worried or concerned about things, is it in the middle of the day? It's usually at 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning when you wake
up," said Joan Wright, executive director of the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention based in Edmonton, Alberta.

"One of the things I was hearing is the government felt there weren't enough suicide-related calls," Wright said.

What kinds of calls does a suicide hot line get other than suicide-related?

Well, you should of already known that socialized medicine resulted in waiting for vital treatment. Now, you know.

6 Comments:

At 10:15 AM, Blogger Jehane said...

"How many times, when you get upset or worried or concerned about things, is it in the middle of the day? It's usually at 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning when you wake up,"

You know, I've always heard insomnia is one of the classic signs of depression. The answer is obvious... they need to have depressed and suicidal people manning the hotline.

[dusting off hands]

Problem solved. I'll bet they'll work cheaply too - low self-esteem.

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger KJ said...

Who are you?

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger Pile OnĀ® said...

It looks a bit like an old friend.

Great posts today KJ, they deserve more time than I have right now.....

 
At 2:27 PM, Blogger Jehane said...

Boy, now I really *am* depressed...

 
At 5:20 PM, Blogger KJ said...

Don't worry Cass. You will be getting a post of your own soon.

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger ng2000 said...

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