Yesterday evening something very distressing happened which has had me thinking all morning.
On facebook, one of my friends (a guy I used to work with years ago) posted a couple of suicidal status updates.
Thankfully, a couple of other people spotted them very quickly and got him help.
I realised afterwards I just didn't have a clue what to do in that situation. One of the guys rang through to the police straight away. One way or another, they are able to find someone, even if you don't know where they live.
Another thing I found this morning is a form on facebook to report someone who is posting suicidal content. They will work with the police to find out the home address of the poster.
This link has details of support hotlines http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=103883219702654
The important thing is to do something and not wait for someone else to do it, it may be too late.
And remember, this can happen to anyone. The guy who I know is a big strapping man who works in transport. But life appears to have got too much for him to deal with at the moment. Hopefully the help he is now getting will give him the support he needs.