The post was removed as there was no place in the content that indicated it was a joke and there was a link involved.
Our first priority is to protect the members of the forum from posts that may be harmful. If someone is in a crisis situation we always post the information they may seek help but we are not qualified to deal with mental health crisis situations here in the forum. No comments were post by the OP that depression was involved. If the OP had a email link in their profile I would have sent this person and email to clarify if this was supposed to be a joke ?
As a person with a 30 year history of depression of the deepest kind, at times, I will always extend a helping hand and have many times here in this very forum as well as the other 3 forums I moderate.
If you saw the post and did not leave a message then I suspect you found it a bit disturbing also.
Here is the list of help links I use when someone appears to be in crisis:
Update Resource Numbers and Website Links: U.S. Helplines
National Suicide Hotline
This is a combined network of the Amerian Association of Suicidology, the National Hopeline Network, CONTACT USA, and many other organizations. Call are automatically routed to the nearest crisis center to the phone from which the call for help is placed.
NDMDA Depression Hotline | Support Group. 800-826-3632
Suicide Prevention Services Crisis Hotline 800-784-2433
Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline 630-482-9696
Crisis Help Line | For Any Kind of Crisis 800-233-4357
Suicide & Depression Hotline | Covenant House 800-999-9999
Nineline | Teen Peer Support: http://nineline.org/
I admire the empathy you feel for this member as they are truly a good person and I wish them only the best.
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