Rayzieka

Rayzieka

Not Really Here
Apr 28, 2021
636
I called not that long ago and they were only prying for information. They wanted me to admit I was suicidal so they could send dispatchers.
No attempt to talk or anything... I only called because I was having a panic attack and just needed someone to talk to.
I ended up hanging up and injuring myself. So useless.
 
Lost Magic

Lost Magic

Visionary
May 5, 2020
2,330
Mental Health and doctors can do little to fix us apart from talk and distribute pills (some don't even do that much). Our society and communities are broken. Corporations are privatizing everything. The media lies and deceives us to line their pockets. No wonder we are sick, and it is getting worse, not better.
 
savagepeonies

savagepeonies

Member
Dec 9, 2021
9
It was actually really helpful. I called from the parking garage of a local hospital in pretty acute crisis. I got connected with a really nice lady who talked to me for about an hour. Let me vent about a lot of problems. Helped me to realize I wanted certain situations to change more than I wanted to end my life completely. Talked with me until I calmed down. I'm sure there are more acute situations where they would just call emergency to come and get you, but being that I was at the hospital/seeking help they didn't, other than to advise me to call back or go into the hospital if my panic/need to escape peaked again.
 
StarryStarry

StarryStarry

Cat Lady
Oct 25, 2021
754
Within a six month period of time, my father died, my daughter died, I lost my job and my house, and got divorced. So, I was a bit under the weather and called the hot line. Believe it or not I wasn't suicidal just needed someone to talk to. So I called up I will admit I was crying pretty hard and tried to tell the woman what was going on. So while we're talking there's a knock on the door and two cops are standing there telling me they needed to come in - well I was stupid enough to let them in and they started looking all over my apartment and started grilling me about killing myself. I denied that I ever said that and I explained why I had called. They left after about 15 minutes, but I will NEVER call a hot line again.
 
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completely-done

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Jan 31, 2022
212
I don't call them anymore. All they do is escalate the call to end or send dispatch. Either way it's a dead end for me
 
Crazy4u

Crazy4u

Enlightened
Sep 29, 2021
1,329
Within a six month period of time, my father died, my daughter died, I lost my job and my house, and got divorced. So, I was a bit under the weather and called the hot line. Believe it or not I wasn't suicidal just needed someone to talk to. So I called up I will admit I was crying pretty hard and tried to tell the woman what was going on. So while we're talking there's a knock on the door and two cops are standing there telling me they needed to come in - well I was stupid enough to let them in and they started looking all over my apartment and started grilling me about killing myself. I denied that I ever said that and I explained why I had called. They left after about 15 minutes, but I will NEVER call a hot line again.
do you mind talking about "grilling me about killing myself". I'm curious what kind of questions and things they say.
 
Death_of_a_Phynixx

Death_of_a_Phynixx

09/22/90-2022
Jan 31, 2022
84
I called a hotline in a different city, thinking it would be safer to be more open about my intentions to jump that day. Instead, the cops showed up at my place, took me in handcuffs to a psych ward for 3 days. I guess if you mention ideation that's one thing, but when you're talking about a plan with a real timeline, you can expect to be locked up against your will. I never trusted any hotline again after that.
This is the exact thing I was afraid would happen to me if I called. I figured they would trace the call to my address and send the suicide squad at me. I never want to enter a psych ward again. I have been in those places as a child several times over and it's not fun being strapped down to a gurney in an ambulance. Thank you for sharing your experience of using a hotline with us.