Posts about Harm to Self or Others

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Posts about Harm to Self or Others
« on: November 02, 2014, 07:47:53 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:
  • Descriptions of self harm or suicidal ideation from the past, (e.g. "he said he was going to kill himself" or "I just wanted to end it all")
  • Non-gratuitous descriptions of threats or acts of violence which have occurred in the past

What's not OK to post (post will be removed and the member encouraged to seek professional help):
  • Describing a self-harm or suicidal ideation in the present or future (e.g. "I think he is going to kill himself" or "I just want to end it all")
  • Posts (including humor) describing an ideation or fantasy of violence towards others
  • Discussing or advocating any type of revenge, or ways to harass, hurt, sabotage or get even with petrator(s) of your abuse/neglect or whom you feel may have hurt you.
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 Admin" link provided.