Suicide Prevention & Support
Posted July 1, 2008
I am sorry to hear about the recent death of Gokulananda das, as posted recently on Chakra.
Since there have been other suicides in the devotee community in the past, and maybe others in the future, I just want to share that there is help out there.
The place where I work has a 24 hour suicide hotline - (877) 7-CRISIS or (877) 727-4747 - Toll free in LA and Orange Counties
The volunteers there are well trained and extremely supportive, and have saved life after life of callers who are feeling suicidal.
They also offer support groups for family members and friends of people who have taken their lives with suicide. This is in the LA area only, but since the recent death occurred here in LA, I thought to share it. For info see: Click Here
There is no shame in calling a help line if one feels suicidal - the volunteeres really can help bring hope back into one's life. We are never alone - there are people out there going through the same thing we are when we feel down, and trained, compassionate professionals who can offer help. If anyone feels suicidal, please call before it's too late. Krishna gave us life for a reason and He will give help if we try to find our purpose and find a way to live in happiness, using our God given gifts in service to others.