Posted on Dec 6, 2017
LTJG Main Propulsion Assistant
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Many have had to talk people off of a ledge so to speak. Have you? Share your story and give some advice to everyone.
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Mara Hedin
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I unfortunately had to talk an ex out of suicide. I called the cops to try and find him, but since it had been so many years since we dated, most of the info I could give them was old. His old address, his old car. I was able to convince my ex to turn his location services on his FB messenger he was incoherently chatting with me on. As soon as he finally turned it on, I called the officer back who I was working with, and they were able to find him in a parking lot, puking up his guts from how many pills he had taken. I am not sure if he would still be alive if they hadn't have found him. He either would have OD or crashed his car and hurt even more lives.
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Mara Hedin very inspirational!
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Mara Hedin
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Thank you LTJG (Join to see). It was a very long and emotional night. I hadn't been with him in years, but we remained "friends" on FB. I couldn't just let someone take their lives. I had to try and track down his recent friends and see if anyone could get an updated address or updated make of his car. I am just glad the officers took my call seriously and let me call them once I was able to locate my ex.
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SPC David Willis
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I tried to convince a new guy not to get married over his mid tour R&R to a girl he met on facebook a couple months prior. He did it anyway and was divorced by the time we redeployed home...
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I was thinking about how many people I tried to talk out of marriage, and then later when they are getting divorced you want to say, "I told you so" but you feel bad for them so you don't. However, they know... oh they know
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SPC David Willis
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Ha yea it really sucks when they're 18 or 19 years old and they're deployed thinking they've found the love of their life only to find out she's a revolving door back home. When I first joined I wondered why they wanted you to tell your chain of command if you were gonna get married, found out very quickly there is a reason for it.
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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One person during basic training, he was talking about going AWOL. Talked out doing it.
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