Portland, Ore. — Suicide prevention groups say this is as good a time as any to take action and talk about depression.
Since the news of Williams suicide Lines For Life has seen a spike in calls. Many people calling to talk through their issues or to learn more about how to help a friend. Tom Parker with the national suicide prevention lifeline says a lot of people are rattled that such a successful and lovable guy could kill himself.
“If there is any good that can come out of this its that folks will take action and talk about it. The worst thing you can do with suicidal thoughts is not discuss them”, Parker said.
Parker says it might shock you that their are 7 hundred suicides in Oregon each year. That’s about 5 times the homicide rate.
If you or someone you know needs help and wants to talk to someone. Call the LifeLine at (800) 273-TALK (8255).