“While the threat of domestic terrorism is certainly real and merits public attention, when regarded dispassionately and juxtaposed with American suicide statistics, one must ask, which is the greater problem in our society?”
The phones at Listening Hearts Crisis Center will stop ringing in less than two weeks when the local suicide hotline disconnects indefinitely and suspends its services on April 1.
Buncombe County struggles with a high suicide rate, and though old wives’ tales say that letting someone talk about killing themself will make them more likely to do it, local health experts disagree. “That is not true. It’s actually the opposite,” says Sue Brooks, executive director of All Souls Counseling Center at 35 Arlington St. […]
A man committed suicide by jumping off the Smokey Park Bridge this week. Should Xpress have published his name?