When You Call 911 and Nobody Picks Up
Kristance Harlow

It has got to be terrifying to realize no one is coming. You’d think emergency systems would have an efficient way to track callers’ location. This problem occurs in some areas of Chicago as well due to lack of resources and/or neglect of some communities.

I’m a psychologist and received a call at our agency from someone who was contemplating suicide. Thankfully, the caller stayed on the phone with me for almost an HOUR until police arrived to her home. She lived in a very poor area.

Thanks for bringing awareness to this concern! It gives people an opportunity to create a back up plan in case of emergency rather than solely relying on 911.

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