Just a Simple Human Being Trying to Save Others From Suicide

The geologist Azusa Hayano, 66, who has spent most of his life in and around the forest ( Aokigahara Forest, at the base of Mount Fuji, “suicide forest”) and has encountered hundreds of people there, contemplating an end by their own hand.

geologist Azusa Hayan

Just like the Angel of The Gap, he has persuaded many people not to kill themselves and rescued scores of others who had already tried and were dying.

“He sits down besides them, puts his hand on their shoulders, and just is there as a human being,”. 

“You think you die alone, but that’s not true. Nobody is alone in this world. We have to coexist and take care of each other. That’s how I feel.”

Source: Tumblr


  1. So touching… I feel joy knowing there is so many people willing to help and to share kindness all over the world.


  2. This is just so sad. In this cold global capitalistic world there is no community anymore, people do not know their neighbors anymore, and this way of existence is spreading out to infect the world. It is unnatural to have zero connection to those around you, having no one to turn to when you need support. This is a unnatural life because we have lost our connection to our homelands, our communities and to nature, and we cannot go on like this.


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