Unauthorized people on LIRR Tracks

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Re: Unauthorized people on LIRR Tracks

Postby nyandw » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:50 am

andrewjw wrote:
DutchRailnut wrote:a suicidal person is just as likely to read a suicide prevention poster as a alcoholic is to reading AA posters.
or a Smoker reading side of that cigaret package.

Where do you come off knowing so much about this?


Perhaps, Dutch was applying 'common sense' or do we need another University 'tax payer' wasted funded study to answer the obvious? Dutch made a comment on a topic.
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Re: Unauthorized people on LIRR Tracks

Postby MACTRAXX » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:10 am

Everyone:

The LIRR has placed posters on bulletin boards around the system that read:

Tell Us Your Story. Don't End It.

1-877-TALKTOUS (582-5586)
Anonymous. Confidential.

Suicide Is NOT The Answer.
LI Crisis Center/Response Crisis Center

For example SEPTA Regional Rail around Philadelphia has placed metal signs at stations about
where to get help to prevent suicide - This is something that the MTA could consider for both the
LIRR and Metro-North if necessary - if these signs keep anyone from going through with the final
ultimate deed it will be well worth it.

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Re: Unauthorized people on LIRR Tracks

Postby nyandw » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:12 pm

MACTRAXX wrote:Everyone: The LIRR has placed posters on bulletin boards around the system that read: Tell Us Your Story. Don't End It.1-877-TALKTOUS (582-5586)
Anonymous. Confidential.Suicide Is NOT The Answer.LI Crisis Center/Response Crisis Center MACTRAXX


If you have examples of these posters, please post. Thank you.
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Re: Unauthorized people on LIRR Tracks

Postby Tadman » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:24 pm

nyandw wrote:
andrewjw wrote:
DutchRailnut wrote:a suicidal person is just as likely to read a suicide prevention poster as a alcoholic is to reading AA posters.
or a Smoker reading side of that cigaret package.

Where do you come off knowing so much about this?


Perhaps, Dutch was applying 'common sense' or do we need another University 'tax payer' wasted funded study to answer the obvious? Dutch made a comment on a topic.


With all due respect to you, Dutch was being his typical know-it-all. Depression is much different from addiction, so the "doesn't read the labels" criticism is an analogy that doesn't hold water. By definition, people cannot be addicted to suicide. It appears a study has already been done by Columbia U: 12% of suicidal callers said that talking to someone at Lifeline prevented them from harming or killing themselves; Almost 50% followed through with a counselor's referral to seek emergency services or contacted mental health services; About 80% said that Lifeline had something to do with keeping them alive. So in fact, it looks like not only do potentially suicidal people "read the labels", they call in and it works. They are literally looking for a line to someone who cares.

https://www.healthyplace.com/suicide/ho ... t-suicide/

And as a guy with family and friends in the railroad business, I have somewhat of an idea how it affects the crews when they hit someone. Perhaps further proper medical research might not just help people suffering, but the railroaders that suffer after the fact
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Re: Unauthorized people on LIRR Tracks

Postby Jenny on a M2 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:16 pm

nyandw wrote:
MACTRAXX wrote:Everyone: The LIRR has placed posters on bulletin boards around the system that read: Tell Us Your Story. Don't End It.1-877-TALKTOUS (582-5586)
Anonymous. Confidential.Suicide Is NOT The Answer.LI Crisis Center/Response Crisis Center MACTRAXX


If you have examples of these posters, please post. Thank you.


nyandw, here you go. This one's actually affixed permanently to a post on the Jamaica-bound platform at Forest Hills. I'd say it's been there for about the last two weeks or so.
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BTW, there's not actually an M7 in the poster; that's just due to the glare from the glossy plexiglas cover the poster is mounted under.
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