“Suicide Before PhD Defense”

I just received two hits to my PhD defense post using this search phrase.

To the reader: If you are in such dire straits of stress before your defense, please call 911 immediately or get yourself to your local emergency room. The specter of the dissertation defense can amplify self-doubt and if you are considering suicide, you and your family and friends would be better served by you postponing your defense and checking into a hospital for a couple of weeks.

If I can be of any help, please Gmail me at abelpharmboy call me at 919.564.9564. But first call 911.

Screenshot of today's search terms.

Screenshot of today’s search terms.

Author: David Kroll

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  1. If you are considering suicide, please, talk to someone. If you don’t feel like you can tell anyone you know, help is just a phone call away:
    In the US, crisis couselors can be reached at either of the following toll-free national hotlines: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) and 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). If you are hard of hearing and use a TTY, you can call 1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799-4889).
    If you are outside the United States, use control-F to find the phone number for your locality at this website: http://www.suicidehotlines.net/international.html