I must ask. This lady wants financial aid to set up …

Comment on A shield against suicide by Ross Chippendale.

I must ask.
This lady wants financial aid to set up some app. It involves a long-term strategy that Indigenous people have been using for thousands of years.
Given that claim, why hasn’t it been working for the last, what, hundred years?
There are NO quick fixes to suicide and people do copy when it sadly takes place. Why is it that people think they can stop something with an app? It goes way deeper than that. The entire human race must change and stop the way they behave today and for more than thousands of years.
Man’s first reaction to anything negative is to fight, oppose, take and dominate.
Just like the first man was. It’s Neanderthal thinking to expect a change from an app.
How on earth are kids going to even see an app? Why do people think everyone has access to the internet and sit there staring at it all day? They don’t.
Dismissing medicine is a pointer to the thinking here. I’ve been suicidal many times and for very long periods. But I am still here, without any apps.

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