I saw someone trying to jump off a building yesterday. She was crying hysterically a few feet away from me. What should I do? Should I talk to her? Try to comfort her? I didn't know her. I wouldn't know what to say. What if I inadvertently provoked her? Should I just drag her off the fence? What if I wasn't strong enough? What if I pushed her off by mistake? In the end, her friends made it there in time and got her away from imminent danger. I still don't know what to make of this incident. I just felt useless, unable to do anything but stand rooted to the spot, dumb as a statue, in such close proximity to Death.