Anyone out there feeling so low you have to reach up to touch bottom... Listen to this at about 3:41 into part 2 of my rant...I discuss my own struggle with suicidal thoughts - Worth a listen
Too many 99ers have no where to go and no one to turn to for help. Please if you are feeling hopeless - reach out:
HELP FOR 99ers
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
This is a free 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
• Call for yourself or someone you care about
• Free and confidential
For those of you in California you can simply call 211 Community Information line that gives you places that help pay rent, food, and other human services.
Also you can go to http://211us.org/
If you are "old school" like me and use a land line, there are a few good options for free or cheap long distance:
Skype.com is one although you need to have a headphone/microphone hooked up to your computer to use it and if the people you are calling also have it then it is Free. Otherwise you pay a couple cents per minute.
MagicJack is a device you can buy at any BestBuy or on the net and it plugs into your computer with software. It's around $30 for the device which includes one year of service, then it's $19.95 or less per year of service after that depending on how many years you buy ahead of time.
You can use this with a headphone and mic like Skype and calls are free to any phone once you have it and you can even carry the small device with you when you travel and plug it in to any computer at your friend's place or internet cafe' (if they allow that).
I use MagicJack and am happy with it though there is a bit of a lag when you talk so it's not quite up to "regular" long distance quality.
The one I use most often is onesuite.com which is a pay as you go long distance service. You sign up for free and then "charge" your account with $10 or more at a time and that allows you to call anyone in the U.S. for 2.5 cents a minute and other countries are often around that same price or not too much more, and this works through your regular telephone land line. It has "speed dialing" so you enter the number you are calling from on the net, then you only have to call the local access number (in your area code) then just dial the number you want to call as normal.
I know it is hard to surf the Internet without virus or spyware protection & those can be expensive. I found a good spyware protection & it is Free. It is called SUPERAntiSpyware.com Just do a Google search & you will find it.
AVG and ZoneAlarm are two anti-virus programs that offer free versions and are well respected.
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