Canada; Trust Me this is Not a Good Idea

 

Wow, Prince Edward Island is a beautiful spot to vacation and the people are among the most friendly in all of Canada; however, they may want to rethink their decision on their suicide hotline.

Starting in June, they will shut its 24-hour suicide hotline and replace it with one that operates only during business hours. That’s right, a 9 to 5 Suicide hot line.

“How many times, when you get upset or worried or concerned about things, is it in the middle of the day? It’s usually at 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning when you wake up,” said Joan Wright, executive director of the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention based in Edmonton, Alberta.

The hotline received about 1,400 calls a year and about 50 were from people contemplating suicide, health groups said.

I guess the people of PEI are going to have to plan their suicide crisis accordingly. If this were not such a serious subject it would be amusing. Actually it is a bit amusing in a Scrapple kind-a-way. What will be the next cost saving idea, no police patrol between the hours of 1am to 7am or no fireman calls on the weekends?

Take a look at this reason why the 24 hr suicide hotline was scaled back.

“One of the things I was hearing is the government felt there weren’t enough suicide-related calls,” Wright said.

Of course the question does come to mind, why doesn’t the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention man the phones and provide this service?

This is also a news alert to all the Democrats that were suffering from PEST, Post Election Stress Trauma or having symptoms of PEST. You may want to avoid PEI.

Posted May 27, 2005 by
Bizarre, Healthcare | one comment


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    One Response to “Canada; Trust Me this is Not a Good Idea”

    1. ass on June 27th, 2005 5:08 pm

      this is too much reading

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