This is "just" a support forum, we do not do professional therapy here. When it comes to the point that we believe there is immediate danger to that person we want to send a united message "we want to help, but we are not physically there, please please go where you can get profession help immediately, we do not want you to die from sadness." This is what any concerned adult would say "hey I care about
you and I do not have the wherewithal (meaning we are not physically there) to help you so I want to help you at least find someone who can help you." Like the ER.
Futhermore we have also had cases in the past where people have faked really bad situations on here. That is really bad for all the forum members. I know it sounds crazy, but any time that it becomes an immediate threat to anyone's wellbeing, all we can do is support and encourage them to get they help they need. We cannot do it for them. We delete because there comes a point in time that all we can say is get to the ER now! (especially when someone has a plan and has written us about
it) Sometimes sadness can be so overwhelming it that it can be like a sucking chest wound. At that point in time it is not time to put bandaids on it by talking from afar, it is time to get them to an ER asap.
Plus due to the copycat phemomena, we do not want to have exact details on here. For example, when I was in the service one guy attempted, the next day two other guys tried the same thing and succeeded.
We really can do nothing here but support and when suicide stuff is involved it is time to get professional help, because it is beyond the scope of this forum. It isn't that we do not care, it is just time to get real help for people, not just writings from afar.
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