Edited to better describe the link.
The point being (as Tom says in his story), if you feel alone - talk to someone. It's ok not to feel ok.
In my experience I've always become better friends with someone who has shared with me or who I have shared something personal with. Through showing vulnerability, which takes courage, we build strength.
I've also been surprised at how accepting people are when you confide in them. People are much more sympathetic then we think.
I'm not usually a fan of Ted talks but theres a good one on this subject, you might want to show him http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o
That being said here is the national suicide prevention hotline 1-800-273-8255 just incase its an emergency. I know people who have called before it's not a big deal they don't send out police to your house or anything like that, if anything you may have to wait on hold for a while, but the people who work there are saints
I find it easy to understand someone who might not know anyone to talk to.
Using a web search engine to find a support service or using Reddit is very different to talking to someone who knows you.
Large cities often have some kind of resources where you can see a social worker (who can refer you) or psychologist. The trick, of course, is getting over the initial reticence. Or look for things like depression hotlines - these are sometimes separate to suicide ones.
Your value as a person doesn't have to be defined by your employment. If you open your mind you can find your value as a listener, a thinker, a gardener... whatever.
I could use a friend as well - hit me up @gmail.
So don't sweat it too much.
But I advise making some friends and making yourself employable because both of those things pass the time pretty well.
That said, internalizing that message is tremendously difficult. I struggle with it myself.
Sometimes all you need is someone to bounce ideas off of to figure out how you want to move forward. I'd be more than happy to be that person for you.
hnsakes 'at' gmail.com
I don't know exactly who to call elsewhere, but as chad_oliver says the helplines are there. http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/ lets you search for a local support group in the USA.
It's always going to be difficult to pick up the phone the first time, but it is worth it.
Some of the danger for people is the thought of attracting attention from authorities that could make it all worse. The two suggestions above shouldn't have that effect.
Joining an active development community for some opensource project that has primarily online interaction is not as psychologically beneficial, but might be sufficient depending on level of depression/isolation and how it affects you.
In the blog, it mentioned that the rm -rf / was in his left chest. And in the website, it was said to be in his right chest. This is also the case for his sacred heart tattoo. Based on the picture, sacred heart tattoo is placed in his right chest.
I hope Luke is fine and okay.
 - https://twitter.com/luk
His friends have stated that later on he communicated in private, with something that got them worried (not publicized). The search begun just a couple hours after that.
"created_at": "Wed Jan 01 21:42:33 +0000 2014",
"source": "<a href=\"http://twitter.com/download/iphone\" rel=\"nofollow\">Twitter for iPhone</a>",
"created_at": "Fri Oct 03 00:19:22 +0000 2008",
"name": "luke arduini",
"time_zone": "Eastern Time (US & Canada)",
I hope you are ok and is reading HN right now. Come back, the world is missing you.
My friend disappeared before and it's amazing to see how many people we reached with just facebook and twitter. In my case it sadly didn't have a happy ending - but the support you receive from complete strangers is just mind blowing!
Could never figure out what happened to him
He could be a grown man suffering from psychosis.
A person in such a situation could be the victim of a crime or accident, or of a health episode – physical or mental – that's caused temporary incapacitation. That incapacitation might mean they're still ambulatory, but confused and in need of help, or alternatively trapped/disabled/unconscious somewhere – perhaps even not far from help, if people were just perceptive enough to notice.
Consider, for example, the case of the patient lost and deceased in the stairwell of the SF General Hospital last year: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/How-S-F-General-lost-t...
A slightly more thorough search, rather than the assumption "she's an adult, she must have wandered off the grounds for her own purposes", might have discovered her unconscious in time to save her life.
Of course, if in any such case the person truly is a competent adult devoutly not wanting to be found, they won't be. But if friends/family are concerned, it's better to trust their particular knowledge.
Are we supposed to call the police if we see him in Starbucks?
ITS THE FINALE
So those words are only 'ominous' with some straining, in retrospect... and are unlikely to be relevant to the disappearance.
I point this out just so that people won't see your comment and, lacking context, jump to premature conclusions.
Hope he's not in trouble.
hope he is found soon.
echo 'Amber Alert' | sed 's/Amber/Luke/'