Re: It Is RUOK Day In Australia Today.
Originally Posted by Surfermom
What a kind-hearted young man, Art. I know you must be proud of him, and the work of this organization.
Surfermom, Thank You.
Suicide is a subject that is close to my sonís heart.
I did post about it on here some years ago about my son Daniel and his colleague walking into a tower block in Sydney, Australia when a bottle came hurtling down at them.
They looked up and young man was sitting on the top floor with his legs dangling over the edge.
Daniel went up to the top of the building to talk to the young man while his colleague contacted the emergency services.
The young man who was only about the same age as Daniel told him, he didnít want to live anymore.
Daniel spoke to him and coaxed him to come away from the edge. This he did and Daniel led him down to safety.
Just then the police arrived and held the young man but somehow he managed to break free and ran up to the roof edge again.
Daniel went after him, spoke to him and held him to lead him away but suddenly the man lurched forward, nearly taking Daniel with him, as he was holding him tightly.
He lurched forward again and Daniel lost his grip and the man fell to his death.
Daniel was traumatised about it for a while as he felt he hadnít saved the man. He couldnít even talk about it and couldnít sleep as he felt heíd failed him.
Daniel and his friend got a Bravey Award for what they did on that day.