Economy Troubles Have Suicide Hotlines Ringing Off The Hook

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Many mental-health crisis and suicide hotlines are reporting a surge in calls from Americans feeling despair over financial losses.

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clothesline

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Guess they have no "HOPE" in the Obama "CHANGE".
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This could really help reduce carbon emissions.
yadahim

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will you loan me a food stamp...
Christopher

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clothesline, most of these people have been hearing about 'hope' from George W. Bush for years... while things have gotten steadily worse. They are probably OUT of hope for ANYONE to fix these problems, which unfortunately if that is the case... I have to agree with them.
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Republicans make their own Hope. Liberals rely on the Government to take care of them. Good luck with that.
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Hoover=bush, bush destroyed American. What an idiot.
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Killing myself is not an option,Do to hard economic times my family cannot afford the funeral cost, and my life insurance has lapsed due to needing monthly payment for heating home.

“"let us, at least be civil"”

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To some extent it is understandable. Not logical, but understandable.
Many of us are just one financial disaster, one chronic illness, or one major misstep away from being homeless.
Homelessness in this "land of the free" is a possibly worse than being dead.
Especially now when even a part time job below the poverty level is almost impossible to find.

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Jan 12, 2009
 
At least people are calling the hotline, which is a cry for help, instead of instantly walking out their front door and stepping in front of a bus. Suicide is awful on the families that are left behind.
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Curtis Lowe wrote:
Republicans make their own Hope. Liberals rely on the Government to take care of them. Good luck with that.
For you Curtis, I recommend a shotgun in the mouth.
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Also, Curtis, republicans tend to be Christian, meaning they pray when they're in trouble/need. So no, they don't "make their own hope," they just rely on a different kind of nanny (an imaginary one). lol
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bushy boy wrote:
Hoover=bush, bush destroyed American. What an idiot.
I agree, and anyone who doesn't realize that is beyond help (meaning they can go ahead and kill themselves since they're a lost cause).
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Jan 12, 2009
 
No, if I were to kill myself, I'd use a handgun.
It would be very difficult to use a shotgun to do the job, too long. You'd have to use your toe to pull the trigger and in the process pull the shotgun a little too far to one side. You've got potential problems there withe literal LENGTH OF PULL. You'd just blow off the side of your head and end up a veggie in a bed for life or maybe just plain funny looking. Handguns are the way to go, whether its to protect yourself from some Democrat thug breaking into your house, or killing yourself. Bang, bang, bang, yes you can can can bang bang bang.
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tracker wrote:
No, if I were to kill myself, I'd use a handgun.
It would be very difficult to use a shotgun to do the job, too long. You'd have to use your toe to pull the trigger and in the process pull the shotgun a little too far to one side. You've got potential problems there withe literal LENGTH OF PULL. You'd just blow off the side of your head and end up a veggie in a bed for life or maybe just plain funny looking. Handguns are the way to go, whether its to protect yourself from some Democrat thug breaking into your house, or killing yourself. Bang, bang, bang, yes you can can can bang bang bang.
Whoa, whoa, we're not talking about murder here!
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People have lost hope , good jobs now are being exported overseas while Americans loose their jobs the CEOs of the large corporations are getting richer , Obama says he's going to creat new jobs ! Make work jobs ! Like putting people to work cleaning the streets ? What we really need is an end to job outsourcing to places like India and China ! Bring back manufacturing to America !

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Earl wrote:
People have lost hope , good jobs now are being exported overseas while Americans loose their jobs the CEOs of the large corporations are getting richer , Obama says he's going to creat new jobs ! Make work jobs ! Like putting people to work cleaning the streets ? What we really need is an end to job outsourcing to places like India and China ! Bring back manufacturing to America !
YOu are absolutely right sir. The government seems to have declared war on the middle class.

“Enough Drama”

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If you want to throw in the towel just because of things and bling then that shows you are hopeless, people who really want to kill themselves don't call anyone they just do it.

Get a grip and rebuild or restructure your life so that it is just not about what you have there are many who have lost everything but refuse to give up, only you can make the choice. It is no one person fault that the economy and problems we are facing. Lets face it we all could have did better made wiser choices but to end your life because you mad a mistake is foolish as well as your love ones whom you are leaving who did choose to struggle and try and make through this difficult time.

Middle class rich and poor are struggling but if everyone wants to take the easy way out by killing themselves those of you who do Please do it quickly and quietly!
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Earl wrote:
People have lost hope , good jobs now are being exported overseas while Americans loose their jobs the CEOs of the large corporations are getting richer , Obama says he's going to creat new jobs ! Make work jobs ! Like putting people to work cleaning the streets ? What we really need is an end to job outsourcing to places like India and China ! Bring back manufacturing to America !
No, what we really need is an end to unions driving the costs of goods and services to a point where it's economically smarter to outsource.
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No, what we really need is an end to unions driving the costs of goods and services to a point where it's economically smarter to outsource.
The unions do have too much power today , they have served a purpose in the past by helping to eliminate the "slave" working conditions which so common in the early 20th century ! But today in 2009 the American unions many demands are unreasonable which has caused so many jobs and services to be outsourced overseas , the steel industry in Pittsburg is a great example of that , the quality steel that was once produced in Pittsburg now comes from China and not nearly as good a quality but it is much cheaper !
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For you Curtis, I recommend a shotgun in the mouth.
No can do. Catholic.

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