Twitter User Saved From Suicide By Followers

When people take to their online world, it's usually to escape the goings-on of their offline reality. However, one such user attempted to make their escape permanent, by posting a series of suicidal tweets on Twitter on 8th May. But thanks to a number of followers spotting the troubling updates, the microbloggers rallied together in order to bring London-based infamousT from the brink of suicide.

Telling her followers to "get ready for a real-time suicide," the 47 year old transexual video producer published a number of updates with each dose of pills she took, describing herself as "a useless, failed human being - damaged beyond repair" along with tweets such as "fresh packet of pills now - lost count already" and "wow - kicking in now".

Sparking concern amongst her followers, the Twitter community began to raise the alarm - from calling the police to attempting to track down her address. Chief Constable of Cumbria police, Stuart Hyde, also took part in the Twitter saga - and thankfully was able to deliver the good news to the microbloggers that the woman in question had been taken to hospital, where she would remain overnight.

The next day, infamousT took to her page to thank all those concerned:

RESURFACED: ok... I am still here. Much thanks for all your support. It touched my heart. x

To those who helped look out for infamousT, you should feel extremely proud of yourself.

Well done to all.

Source: The Huffington Post


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