Oh dear, where to start? I am sorry that this happened. As members (and as moderators) we are not supposed to get involved when an individual is threatening self-harm.
The best course of action, hard as it may be, is to keep referring the person to a suicide hotline. We are not set up, or equipped to handle this kind of situation, and would not want it to be a liability to HW.
The all encompassing numbers to give to a threatener would of course be
*Covenant House 800-999-9999
*Nineline Teen Support nineline.org
Also instructing the person to contact a friend and/or loved one in their vicinity is appropriate.
Again, I am sorry that you were mislead. In the future though, if a similar situation arises, you will now know what steps to take.
If you have any questions, please let me know and I will do my best to help.
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"It is when we are most lost that we sometimes find our truest friends"
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 9/11/2011 10:42:11 PM (GMT-6)