The encouragement by Alex E Crosby, on the Coursera suicide prevention video ( in the understanding violence course), not to solely rely on any service or agency for suicide prevention, is not only inspiring but also a clarion call for all to come aboard the suicide prevention ship. It highlights the need to look out for one another on the ship, as well as looking out for others on the globe, by pulling our strengths, skills and other resources together, in making our world a better place.
A kind word to a friend or work colleague, may be the signal of hope that will stop the plan. Exercising our innate talents, too often disregarded or taken for granted, may stop the thoughts that could end a life!
No specific agency has all the answers, no organisation can do it all!
I love the acronym TEAM : Together Everyone Achieves More!!