"That's not shallow enough, you wouldn't die", I said to the man who was willing to jump off the cliff. He turned and looked at me. Do you really want to die? Then you may not die if you jump right over that place. The last time I jumped right off that cliff, I was able to stay alive until the rescue team came and got me out. So you see, you really may not be able to achieve your dream if you jump right off that cliff. I think you need to find a better location to jump so you can peacefully die.
My first statement alone is enough to stop anyone in his tracks who is trying to kill himself. He would expect me to be sympathetic and seeing that I'm not, he would relax, listen to me give him tips on dying faster and peacefully.
By the time I'm done making the second statement, I'm pretty sure he would have withdrawn his decision to jump off and in his mind, making other plans for a good location.
It is at this time that I will talk to him about why he shouldn't die compared to why he wants to die. I'm a very good motivational speaker and I am quite sure that if I can stop anyone in his tracks from killing himself, then I can as well talk him out of it entirely.
What would I say or do to stop someone jumping off a cliff?
Well I think reverse psychology might work, it will be very risky in a case like this but then he is about taking his life so what risk can be higher than that.
I'd say to him, "go on, jump and please be quick with it, so that I can jump too"
There is every certainty that he would look at me in a strange way, obviously confused. Then I would sit down on the floor and ask him the reason he wants to kill himself.
If I get lucky, he might move away from the edge of the cliff and if my luck shines bright that day, he might even come due beside me.
Then I'll patiently listen to his story and when he's done, I'll try to be the good Samaritan, I'll try my best to talk him out of it, to tell him there is more to life that what he's facing presently and hopefully it could both climb down from the cliff with no one getting hurts.
Ask him if I could have his password for his Steemit account. There is virtually nothing you can do or say. If that person is reaching out for help they wont jump. If there mind is made up then you are wasting your time.
I have known people who seemed normal commit suicide. It is something that we as stable people can't understand and never will. Very few people get to that point and an be turned around.
"Do a flip!"
Hopefully they would be confused and not actually jump.
Stopping someone to jump off a cliff and have 30 seconds in hand is a difficult situation to be in. I would say that whatever is your ask or demand I agree on it and will give a promise and my words that all those asks would be fulfilled.
This is a critical situation and before some mishap happens a decision needs to be taken quickly. Considering the urgency and the moment of the hour - it would be wise to agree upon to all the demands the person is insisting on and calm and does not jump down the situation so that the person changes his/her intentions from jumping off the cliff.
Therefore - in those 30 seconds I would tell that person who intends to jump off the cliff is that whatever is your demand I promise to fulfill it so please come down happily... :-)
"Remember that there's no turning back".
Our life was the most precious gift our creator given to us. It took 9 months for our mother to carefully ripen that gift given to you. Don't waste it because you're facing a problem difficult to bear.
Remember problems are just problems and we are human. Believe in yourself, you can overcome it. Don't waste your life thinking its the best solution to escape the problem. What after?
Remember, you are enough. Whatever challenges, struggles, and trials you are facing right now, its just a process of molding a better you. Endure the pain and continue the journey, you'll see in the end a better version of you will come out.
30 seconds not for the right time to think about the right problem in talking about, the only way to do it, I might be able to reach it, and pull it from behind and frustrate the effort called.
This question is a kind of funny question but. Think to answer this, it must be that the person I wanna save must be someone I relay know, so by knowing the personally already gives me an idea of what to say and not what to say. This will give me an insight on why the oerosj was at that cliff in the first place, so by so doing I will see say things that will cool the person's up..
Let say the person Is a good fiend and he hasbeen searching for a job for over
6 years, on seeing him about to numb the cliff, I will quickly lie that a job offer letter just came in for him, that's seems he got a job..
But it's is someone I have no idea or ties to at all, all I Can is this, what ever you are feeling now that make you think this is the thing to do will sureless pass. No condition is permanent and God doesn't want the death of a sinner.. So don't jump
I'd say "You will survive and be alive but with broken legs" better try from some other place.
Second option would be to ask him/her to give their mobile, money before they jump off, this might distract them for few seconds and may change their mind too if we engage in a conversation.
Use reverse psychology. Just say "Jump!" or "Go ahead!" or even "You have 30 seconds to jump!" :D
If you like to be sarcastic, you can say "Be careful, don't fall off!" :D
Do a backflip!!!!
They would laugh, I would laugh, I would say lets go get a beer. Easy peasy.
If I place myself in such situations, I would have been saying "You trying base-jumping? Don't even try to jump, I can see you got no wings, Back-off you are meant to walk and not to fly or jump" I will try to have a short and sweet conversation (though the height will give chills to anyone) before grabbing him/her back. They have made their decision so contradicting their ideology will be going to take a long shot.
"Please, help me! I need you!".
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