There are a vast amount of experiences that we will never have. We seem to think that when we look back on our lives, we’ve done so many things, but the fact is that we kind of followed a path that has led us on a pretty straightforward path with many outliers. I don’t think anyone grows up as a child telling their parents that they want to work at a suicide hot line. It’s not a glamorous job by any means, but there are people who do it – every single day. After watching this clip which is the opening scene of Australia’s ABC2′s new documentary Suicide and Me I started to have some questions myself. What are the lives like for these people outside of their job? How do they keep some separation so that they are not always carrying on the burden of the people that may call in? I have a friend who works with cases that are absolutely heartbreaking and it’s fascinating to hear her side of the story of how she keeps separation which is by keeping busy and doing things that she loves in her spare time so that when she’s not working her work is not on her mind. Sorry to bring down the mood on this Tuesday morning, but I thought it was an interesting clip to share anyways.