After Robin Williams died, my Facebook feed was full of ads for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. There's a reason for this: when celebrities commit suicide there may be an increase in suicide, copycat acts if you will. Publicizing means for help does help -- after Kurt Cobain's death, calls to such centers went up and suicide deaths went down.
I'd like to write about what happens when people call suicide prevention hotlines. If you have, will you tell me your story? Or if you work for one, I'd love to hear about your experience. To write, I may need to be able to contact you (I don't need to publish your name), so perhaps an email rather then a comment? Shrinkrapblog at gmail dot com.
Be safe and thank you!