I woke up before 4 this morning with high blood sugar and had to call Animas because of some pump problems. Once I am awake for something, I can’t go back to sleep. I went to look at the stats for my blog and I saw that someone used the search term “how can a type 1 diabetic commit suicide.” A few months ago, I wrote an article about suicide and cyber-bullying so I guess that is why they landed on my blog.
I only had 11 views on my blog for the day and only 1 hit for that article, so it was easy to narrow down. The person was in San Antonio, Texas, so I Googled the San Antonio police department and found a phone number so I could call them. The person I talked to at the police department was really not interested. I guess they have more important things to worry about. She did not ask my name or phone number and I practically had to force her to take the IP address – I am not even sure she even knew what an IP address was.
I was frustrated when I hung up so I then Googled how to report someone that wants to commit suicide. I found a number for a national suicide prevention hotline so I called that – they had a section on their website about reporting people so I thought they could help. I really hope they do a better job of talking to people that want to commit suicide than they did talking to me – that was a total waste of time.
Someone out there needs help and I feel like I should do something to help but I don’t know what to do. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.