February 19th, 2002

14L

on suicide

So an old friend of mine just got laid off from her job. She's really depressed about this, of course, and I'm trying be as supportive as I can on email and IM, but then she coughs this up:

probably be better if I took the car and hit a bridge. at least my AD&D insurance and my retirement funds could take care of my son

And I find I am more pissed off than anything else. How am I going to keep a suicide watch on someone over the Internet? Who can succeed at that?

This is not going to be my fault. Sorry to be so defensive about it.

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