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Treatment, Self-Help & Recovery => Self-Help & Recovery => Topic started by: Kizzie on November 02, 2014, 07:45:54 PM

Title: Posts about Harm to Self or Others
Post by: Kizzie on November 02, 2014, 07:45:54 PM
Many of our members are depressed at one time or another.  However, we are not professionals and, therefore, are not equipped to counsel anyone in the throes of a suicidal or threatening depression. Suicidal and threatening posts and personal messages are not allowed and will be removed from the boards immediately, and the poster will be encouraged to seek professional assistance in his or her "real life" community. If you are in crisis, you need to reach out to your physician, a suicide hot line or go to the Emergency Department of your local hospital.

One exception to this rule is describing suicidal or self harm thoughts which have happened in the past:

What's OK to post:

What's not OK to post (post will be removed and the member encouraged to seek professional help):
Any member who reads a post or receives a personal message containing an ideation or threat of violence or self-harm should report the PM or post using the "Report To Moderator" link provided.

Suicide  Resources:

"Befrienders Worldwide" provides emotional support worldwide to prevent suicide - http://www.befrienders.org/

"The International Association for Suicide Prevention" (IASP)  provides information about where to find help around the world http://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/

"Hot Peach" contains an extensive international inventory of hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers and women's organizations, searchable by country, and domestic violence resources in over 70 languages - http://www.hotpeachpages.net

Self-Injury Resources

"Cutting and Self-Harm: Self-Injury Help, Support and Treatment" - http://www.aaets.org/article206.htm

"Safe Haven" - https://gabrielle.self-injury.net/  This is an online community with an extensive FAQ section about self-injury and a detailed series of pages about recovery from self-injury. There is also a large list of resources for self-injurers.