Calling out for help


    Thank you for the fine article on suicide. Regardless of age, thoughts of suicide are an experience common to the human being.

    There needs to be an addition to the information in the sidebar concerning where a person can find free help on an anonymous basis.

    Suicide Prevention: 24-Hour Crisis Hotline (Los Angeles) Suicide Prevention Center 310.391.1253 or toll free 1.877.727.4747.

    Having spent many years running a non-profit, tax-exempt, outpatient mental health clinic, I have known of an 8-year-old who called the Suicide Prevention Hot Line. There were many others under 18 years of age that called this number. Knowledge does help.

    “No man is an island. . .”

    E. Meitus