Every 40 seconds, someone takes their own life which when you think about it, is a totally shocking statistic. If only people took the time to communicate with these people, they would more than likely see the warning signs before it is too late.
In this video, a bus driver is driving along his normal route when he sees someone on the edge of a bridge about to jump onto the 198. There would be a lot of people that would ignore this and keep driving but not this guy. He pulls over and manages to talk the person into coming onto the other side of the guard rail. After that he took some time to speak to them and tell them noting is so bad that they need to take their own life.
We wanted to share the video with you as it really warmed our hearts. It will hopefully bring more attention to these preventable tragedies.
For more information about suicide prevention, visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. If you are in crisis, please call (800) 273-TALK (8255).