When I think of our callers

It’s late at night when I think of our callers, even when I’m not on duty.

The #Samaritans hours of need are between 10pm to 6am GMT.
That is when the phone lines are busiest, as our callers try to reach a listening volunteer.

There are many reasons why this is the case, and I end up doing a lot of my reflecting on the whys and wherefores of human nature at this time of the night.

By sitting with my callers, I’ve experienced a whole range of human emotions through the stories they tell of their lives, the hardships they’ve endured, and sometimes, the shining spirit that comes through.

There is something achingly exquisite about the human condition which is also, at the same time heart wrenchingly, breath takingly fragile.

I think about those who have been brave enough to pick up the phone.

To talk to us.
To unburden their soul.

I am glad for my Samaritans family.

If you or anyone you know is struggling, please reach out.
Call us free phone from the UK on 116 123, or email jo@samaritans.org

Don’t get discouraged if you are out on hold.
Just be patient and you will be connected to someone who wants to talk to you.

We are here for you.
You don’t have to be alone. 🌹