On one hand, I agree Steve! On the other hand I suspect it is because they know there will be legal consequences if they attempt to tackle this without approval from the mental health system. They would surely be blasted and attacked by those who argue that only doctors have the “medical training” needed to save the suicidal, and permitting anyone else to do so is simply “too risky” and will “certainly result in more suicides”. Heck, I expect such a support group would likely be held to a higher standard of accountability than drug companies and their marketers are in this regard. Suicide is frequently presented to the public only as a health issue, not also a social and/or spiritual issue, and so professional health workers are still seen as the only saviors despite not truly being any more savior-like than any other person. This also ties back into what Yael has said about liability – the almighty dollar comes first.