shutting down topics now?

by disposable hero of hypocrisy 13 Replies latest forum tech-support

  • Miss Behaving
    Miss Behaving

    I was really helped by reading all of the replies that were on that thread... maybe I was too blunt about talking about my suicidal feelings too, but I had really been thinking about it, and then I jumped onto here and saw that thread at the top of the page and I clung to every word like it was a life-preserver.

    It helped me decide to try to talk to a councilor on Monday, even though I'm here at work crying in the bathroom. So please, even if you think... sorry i can't finish my thought

    Just thank you. I'm glad I could see it

  • Giordano

    I also checked her past posts........ that's not a troll in my opinion. Agree that her post, especially if it was 'a cry for help', needs to be reopened to be on the safe side.

    Common misconceptions about suicide

    FALSE: People who talk about suicide won't really do it.
    Almost everyone who commits or attempts suicide has given some clue or warning. Do not ignore suicide threats. Statements like "you'll be sorry when I'm dead," "I can't see any way out," — no matter how casually or jokingly said, may indicate serious suicidal feelings.

    FALSE: Anyone who tries to kill him/herself must be crazy.
    Most suicidal people are not psychotic or insane. They must be upset, grief-stricken, depressed or despairing, but extreme distress and emotional pain are not necessarily signs of mental illness.

    FALSE: If a person is determined to kill him/herself, nothing is going to stop them.
    Even the most severely depressed person has mixed feelings about death, wavering until the very last moment between wanting to live and wanting to die. Most suicidal people do not want death; they want the pain to stop. The impulse to end it all, however overpowering, does not last forever.

    FALSE: People who commit suicide are people who were unwilling to seek help.
    Studies of suicide victims have shown that more than half had sought medical help in the six months prior to their deaths.

    FALSE: Talking about suicide may give someone the idea.
    You don't give a suicidal person morbid ideas by talking about suicide. The opposite is true—bringing up the subject of suicide and discussing it openly is one of the most helpful things you can do.

    Source: SAVE – Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

  • Truthexplorer
    As someone who has worked with people who have been suicidal, particularly young people, it is a definate cry for help IMHO.
  • Simon

    The poster was given advice and contact offers for support - as much help as anyone posting anonymously on the internet to other anonymous people is going to get.

    We're not a suicide hotline though and announcing a suicide plan weeks in advance makes it sound doubtful to be genuine IMO. If someone wants to make a real "cry for help" they need to make it to people who are capable of helping them. We're no so the topic served no purpose. The previous topics seemed to suggest it was someone more interested in getting attention as anything else.

    I don't care if that sounds harsh, it's simple reality.

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