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Emotional 702 caller shares suicidal thoughts on air

14 November 2019 11:00 AM
Tags:
Suicide
Employment
depression South Africa
#Depression

Eusebius McKaiser extended a helping hand to the caller and other listeners offered to help him go for counselling.

TRIGGER WARNING: The following interview may be triggering.

A 702 listener called in during the open line and expressed how he was suicidal and had nothing to live for anymore.

The 37-year-old man from Alexandra says he has a drug addiction and struggles to make ends meet.

Galeboe explained how his life has reached a breaking point and Eusebius extended a helping hand.

I grew up as a confused young man and abused. I am still confused at 37 and have three boys who I don't know how to look at, they love me too much.

Galeboe, Caller

I am calling to the show because I am about to do something, I am about to call it quits.

Galeboe, Caller

Everything I do turns to be wrong, adds the shattered Galeboe.

I've got no position in this life, I have no sense of identification. What is the reason for me to go on?

Galeboe, Caller

I am alone in this, there is nobody I can talk to and understand what I am going through. I am always looked down upon.

Galeboe, Caller

He adds that he is living alone and his parents always tell him he will amount to nothing.

They say they want nothing to do with me. I have been unemployed for the past four years. The only thing that keeps me on is my firstborn, who says: 'Go tla ba right' (Things will get better).

Galeboe, Caller

What I want for myself is to be a better person and change completely. I want to be a part of this world and live for something.

Galeboe, Caller

Listen to the full interview below...


14 November 2019 11:00 AM
Tags:
Suicide
Employment
depression South Africa
#Depression

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