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#1
I personally havnt. My mother is a nurse, and I know (and witnessed) that she has saved a few peoples lives, outside of the hospital. A very fat man was choking on a chicken wing in a restaurant, and my mother jumped in to perform the heimlich (i think thats how its spelled) maneuver. Another time, she saved a girl at the beach who was caught up in the riptide.

So enough touting about my mom, has anyone ever saved a life, or witnessed, know someone etc. who has?
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#2
yes
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#3
Apparently, a few times. I've also failed to do so a few times; (suicide hotline worker).
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Apparently, a few times. I've also failed to do so a few times; (suicide hotline worker).

That's got to be an interesting job.

Not sure if Interesting is the best word
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Aged about 12 My sister was having an asthma attack and was on the floor and couldn't inhale her medication properly, I went upstairs and pulled an old spacer out from a box of our old stuff (she thought she was improving so hadn't used it, was considering throwing it away) and put the medication in that and held it to her mouth until she stopped gasping for breath and could breathe properly. My mum watched on drunk and slumped in the corner, refusing to help.

I don't know that she would have died if I wasn't there but it's a definite possibility. That ungrateful bitch
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That's got to be an interesting job.

Not sure if Interesting is the best word

It's a lot of sitting around, thankfully, if phones are ringing off the hook we've got a serious problem. Plus most calls aren't suicidal people, thankfully.
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It's a lot of sitting around, thankfully, if phones are ringing off the hook we've got a serious problem. Plus most calls aren't suicidal people, thankfully.

Is there a list of procedures that you do when such a call comes?
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#11
Yes. And I go to court on the 4th of August to testify against the would be murderer. Fun times.
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It's a lot of sitting around, thankfully, if phones are ringing off the hook we've got a serious problem. Plus most calls aren't suicidal people, thankfully.

Then who calls besides suicidal people? Morons? Or just people looking for info?
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#14
yeah, my brother stepped off a drop-off in a brook we were swimming in so i rescued him
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#15
yeah, actually (maybe). when i was in california a few years ago for vacation i went to the san diego zoo. i was over by the hippo tanks and some little kid, no older than 4 started climbing under the fence. his mom wasn't paying any attention whatsoever. i grabbed him and put him down in front of her and she just stared at me, no thanks or anything, bitch, your kid could've either drowned or gotten mauled by a hippo.
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yeah, actually (maybe). when i was in california a few years ago for vacation i went to the san diego zoo. i was over by the hippo tanks and some little kid, no older than 4 started climbing under the fence. his mom wasn't paying any attention whatsoever. i grabbed him and put him down in front of her and she just stared at me, no thanks or anything, bitch, your kid could've either drowned or gotten mauled by a hippo.


shoulda fed her drowned corpse to a hippo
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#17
I haven't saved anyone's life but I've had mine saved a couple of times. I got knocked over in Typhoon Lagoon when we went to America, and this guy had to haul me out of the water because I was all disorientated and didn't know which way was up. Then it turned out I was only in about 3 feet of water, I'd just panicked :P

I'm also pretty sure that the guy who hauled me out of the pit at Iron Maiden the other night saved my life, as I was definitely gonna get crushed if he hadn't. XD
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#18
I have, indeed. true story, i was walking my dogs and witnessed a guy on top of a girl in the field i usually walk to, as i walked past i saw she had her eyes closed, her hands were duck taped and had cloth or rag around her mouth and a bottle, she was only my age, or so it looked, (im 17 btw, but was 16 when this happened) i looked at the guy and he was so panicky(a word?) and all shakey so i gave him a serious stare and he got up and started running, so as you do i let my 120 pound alsations at him, they are significantly trained in defense when using the correct terms of course, so they attacked him, and i called the police, my sister was walking my other 2 jack russels (we walk seperately as the jacks get excited when with the alsations) she was making sure the guy didnt get away, (she is a black belt in judo, so he was going no-where) and i performed CPR as she stopped breathing, the paramedic said she was drugged, and the guy later admitted to trying to rape her, he was very young as well, like 18 i guess, and i got noticed by the mayor, and in the paper, and recieved a medal. my dogs were not put down as the police understood they were under my control to attack and stop the rapist, so they didnt put them down, (thank god!) so the girl was fine after a week or so and came to thank me as it turned out she lived close to me, and we ended up dating for about 9 months, but then i moved to canada last january so we had to walk different paths. sorry its so long but just thought you should know
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#19
Watched my sister give the Heimlich maneuver to an 80 year old woman who was choking on some steak at the restaurant we both work at.
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I have, indeed. true story, i was walking my dogs and witnessed a guy on top of a girl in the field i usually walk to, as i walked past i saw she had her eyes closed, her hands were duck taped and had cloth or rag around her mouth and a bottle, she was only my age, or so it looked, (im 17 btw, but was 16 when this happened) and there was a huge branc behind her head, i looked at the guy and he was so panicky(a word?) and all shakey so i gave him a serious stare and he got up and started running, so as you do i let my 120 pound alsations at him, they are significantly trained in defense when using the correct terms of course, so they attacked him, and i called the police, my sister was walking my other 2 jack russels (we walk seperately as the jacks get excited when with the alsations) she was making sure the guy didnt get away, (she is a black belt in judo, so he was going no-where) and i performed CPR as she stopped breathing, the paramedic said she was drugged, and the guy later admitted to trying to rape her, he was very young as well, like 18 i guess, and i got noticed by the mayor, and in the paper, and recieved a medal. my dogs were not put down as the police understood they were under my control to attack and stop the rapist, so they didnt put them down, (thank god!) so the girl was fine after a week or so and came to thank me as it turned out she lived close to me, and we ended up dating for about 9 months, but then i moved to canada last january so we had to walk different paths. sorry its so long but just thought you should know

I don't care if it's true or not, nice story
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I have, indeed. true story, i was walking my dogs and witnessed a guy on top of a girl in the field i usually walk to, as i walked past i saw she had her eyes closed, her hands were duck taped and had cloth or rag around her mouth and a bottle, she was only my age, or so it looked, (im 17 btw, but was 16 when this happened) i looked at the guy and he was so panicky(a word?) and all shakey so i gave him a serious stare and he got up and started running, so as you do i let my 120 pound alsations at him, they are significantly trained in defense when using the correct terms of course, so they attacked him, and i called the police, my sister was walking my other 2 jack russels (we walk seperately as the jacks get excited when with the alsations) she was making sure the guy didnt get away, (she is a black belt in judo, so he was going no-where) and i performed CPR as she stopped breathing, the paramedic said she was drugged, and the guy later admitted to trying to rape her, he was very young as well, like 18 i guess, and i got noticed by the mayor, and in the paper, and recieved a medal. my dogs were not put down as the police understood they were under my control to attack and stop the rapist, so they didnt put them down, (thank god!) so the girl was fine after a week or so and came to thank me as it turned out she lived close to me, and we ended up dating for about 9 months, but then i moved to canada last january so we had to walk different paths. sorry its so long but just thought you should know



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#23
An old man just collapsed in the middle of the street and fell into the main road in town. Into traffic. I instinctively ran into the road to help him, completely ignoring the fact that the road's busy and I'd probably get hit. The cars luckily stopped. I tried helping this old guy up, but I'm pretty thin and there's not much muscle on me. He was also a fat old person. He wasn't trying to help himself up so it was just a dead weight. It was a busy day, but so many people just walked past us. Then EVENTUALLY, someone decided to help.
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Is there a list of procedures that you do when such a call comes?
Off Topic: I once found a little card of a suicide hotline in middle school.

Ya. We're pretty well trained, and generally you won't know it's a suicide call until well into it, but there are special things you do when it becomes apparent that it is one. Most have to do with ensuring that you yourself stay calm.
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Then who calls besides suicidal people? Morons? Or just people looking for info?

People looking for information and people with other problems (from simply being worried about exams or friends to rape). We don't deal exclusively in suicide, although I did do some limited work with a more specialised one that dealt only in suicide.
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Rape-victim story


Truly cinematic. I enjoy the "hero gets the girl" ending too!

I've never saved a life, closest I was was stopping a friend choking on an apple with the...whatever it is thing that you do when people choke, he was having a bitch fit at me at the time too.
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#26
I've both saved a life, and had my life saved.

When I was a wee lad, I was playing in the city pool with my little brother, as little kids do. He was sitting on my shoulders and he kept saying he wanted to go deeper, so I kept walking toward the deep end. Of course, this was a horrible decision because eventually I walked to where my head was underwater and I couldn't breathe. I panicked and all I could do was hold my brother above the water so he wasn't drowning too, and the next thing I know I'm being carried back to the side by a pretty blonde lifeguard.

The time I saved someone's life is also a near-drowning story. Near where I live there is this lake with a dock, and people go there to picnic, fish, and have good times. Swimming is off-limits but we didn't know this at the time. There was me and two of my buddies, and we decided to swim from one side of the lake to this gazebo, which sat somewhere near the middle of the lake. Now both of my friends claimed they were good swimmers, and I believed them because why not, what kind of a teenager can't swim? Well, we jump in, start swimming, and my friend Daniel is having some trouble, but he assures us he's fine and to keep going. We get about a quarter of the way there and he is nearly drowning, but refuses to go back. So we get a little further, and he starts to go under, begs for help, and I ended up swimming a very long distance to this gazebo, holding mine and this other guy's weight above water. This is one of the hardest things I've ever had to physically do, but I somehow made it, and if I hadn't this kid would have died. I still give him hell for being a moron, and tell him he owes me.
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#27
Apparently I've saved a couple, brought them out of serious depression by just caring and being there for them. I even had one's mother tell me that I saved her. Felt pretty good.
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#30
Why yes.


Back in 3rd grade, the class was doing something outside and we were all sitting around outside.


While the teacher was talking to us, I saw a spider crawling where we were sitting.

Towards my best friend.


I pointed it out and said spider was disposed off.


Aftwards he thanked me emphatically for saving his life.

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#31
I've never had to save anyone's life.

UrAllShit, Why would you want to work at a suicide hotline? That would mess me up too much.
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#33
I have a few friends that are suicidal. I like to think my talking to them helps them out/reduces the amount they cut themselves.
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#35
I've failed once (unintentionally of course), and since then I've had to live with that fact for the rest of my life.
Trust me, you don't want to be there, it is far worse than you imagine it to be.
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UrAllShit, Why would you want to work at a suicide hotline? That would mess me up too much.


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I've never had to save anyone's life.

UrAllShit, Why would you want to work at a suicide hotline? That would mess me up too much.

, Doesn't bother me that much, sometimes when things go badly it can be rough, but we have counsellors and stuff available.
I don't regret doing it at all, I met some of the most amazing people through it.
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#38
Last year, when I was a sophomore, I was sitting in Italian class with my buddy Tom. We sat in groups of 6 at these large rectangular tables. Me and Tom were talking, when we noticed the freshman girl at our table. She looked really really upset. We asked her what was wrong and she went into this whole long story and she kept saying she was gonna kill herself. We managed to talk her out of it. or so we thought.
The next day, we notice that she wasn't there. We ran to the guidance counselor and told her what happend. She called up the girl's dad and told him. He went home and found her ODing in her room. He took her to the hospital and they saved her.
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Trust me, you don't want to be there, it is far worse than you imagine it to be.


What happened?

I once had a friend who apparently trusted me enough to tell me he was planning on killing not only himself, but taking control of a bus and crashing it, killing all occupants of it too. I talked him out of this plan, whether or not it would have actually happened I don't know. Needless to say I don't associate with him anymore.
#40
I've talked someone out of suicide, but I don't know if they would have gone through with it or not. Either way I'm just glad they didn't.
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