Rescue Fantasy

The fantasy held by some suicidal individuals that they will be saved from death—at the last moment—by some intervention
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Having that whole rescue fantasy being blown to hell was the greatest down," he says.
Ashcroft says it is 'absolutely' possible for a father to love his children and still kill them in this circumstance: 'He may have a rescue fantasy or think, 'This is the way I'm going to save them from the hell of being without a father'.
The BTR TONKA line will expand the TONKA SEARCH & RESCUE fantasy by allowing children to construct realistic rescue vehicles that help them complete their life-saving missions.