What Do You Do When Confronted With Suicide Threats?

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Registered: 11-26-2002
What Do You Do When Confronted With Suicide Threats?
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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 11:27am

Hi.

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Registered: 02-28-2001

Well, my first reaction to a suicide threat by an abuser would be to say "Have at it."

Mama Harmony

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Registered: 01-04-2000

Anytime anyone indicates they are suicidal you must report. Even if your gut says they are not serious, call and report. What will happen is the police will show up to the location you indicated that individual was at and do a

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Registered: 03-26-2003

I am annoyed. I had a nice long response typed out and my computer went nuts on me. Most of it was telling you how I handled my ex when he said he was going to kill himself. I was told a long time ago that someone who really wants to kill themselves will do it without saying anything to anyone and those who whine about it are doing it for attention. Seeing how your x is an abuser I am thinking he is doing it for attention and the last time my x threatened I offered to send him


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Registered: 09-06-2007

In my former marriage suicide was thrown out there, but it was more in related to him not finding a job, and probably sensing that I was going to leave him soon.

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Registered: 09-06-2007
Don't give him money!
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Registered: 02-28-2001
Dynamite post, Sienna. Thanks.

Mama Harmony

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Registered: 11-26-2002

Thank you all.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
A "friend" of his once told him that he was a chronic liar. Of course he protested, but I think he will say anything he thinks will work. It's hard to know which part of him is a decent enough guy and how much of his behavior is bull. Does he even know?

No he does not know how much of his behavior is bull. If you were to ask him he would say none because they will see someone else acting the way they do and think it is awful but never see it when they do it!

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