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Reply to socialjustice Pt I: A person who doesn't want to live the day out poses a particularly knotty problem because of the phenomenon of "suicide by cop." In other words, one way of committing suicide if you find you don't have the nerve to do it yourself is to force someone else to do it for you. How to do that? Well, you behave so as to bring cops to the scene and then you either begin to harm someone, threaten to harm someone, or APPEAR to begin to harm someone. I seriously doubt if a "properly trained mental health professional" could make the situation safer for the innocent parties involved, which has to be the police's main concern when confronted with someone who doesn't want to see the day out. I have little hope that someone the suicidal individual doesn't know is going to have much effect by reminding them that things might get better, that people love them, and so on. And how to do that without placing people in further potential harm is another interesting question.
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