It's a dark moment when someone decides they need to end their life. Mental illness is tough to understand and get a hold on in the world, but it's the care and love of strangers that can save someones life.
At 3 a.m. on Interstate 696 in Detroit, a man was threatening to end his life by jumping from the overpass. It was these amazing truck drivers who banned together to save his life. They all lined up underneath the overpass he was on so that he could drop to the road below, while police talked him down from the ledge.
MSP, Huntington Woods and Oak Park police where all on scene to help organize this amazing display of humanity. The man came down and was taken to a local mental health center to be treated.
It's stories like this that give us hope and show the love that is still in this world. We see violence and horrible tragedies all the time in the news, but I believe there is more love our there than we can ever comprehend!
If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The crisis center provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to civilians and veterans. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Or text to 741-741