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Viner Cent # Posted on April 9, 2015 at 6:38 am

Thank you for all your answers, you opened my eyes. I heard my times people often do not want a solution but only comfort and I failed to really realise that. One thing that really gets me every time, is how unsuspected suicide attemps happen. One really nice (but quite) guy from my psychologie classes fell (or jumped, nobody knows) in front of a train (he had great luck, nothing severe happened to him, “only” some broken ribs), and nobody ever suspected that happening. Since then he has been missing and is probably in psychological treatment. I guess the only thing we can do is offer comfort and lend them a hand in climbing out of their emotional hole, but they will have to grab it and pull themselves out. Thank you for all your great responses.