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#217251 - 04/11/08 04:01 AM Apology for my behavior in chat, earlier....
Whicker Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 117
Loc: Pastures of Oregon
I made a terrible mistake when I visited the Chat Room, earlier today.
I began by talking about the topic of suicide, and tried, at first, to keep it abjective.

I failed. Miserably.

I'm going through a terrible rough patch right now, and, well, it is getting the better of me.

For those who took the time, and effort, to give me advice/insight in the chat room, I am VERY grateful...

And, for the Mods, who will take exception to the topic, I offer my heartfelt apology.

I did not mean to offend anyone, or break any of the Boards/Chat Rules.

"I" am still here, and "I" am still in the fight!

I will make every effort to restrain my darker thoughts, in the future. I know this site is all about 'Survivors', and will try to support that objective.

May the Lord-and-Lady Bless and Keep you all well/safe!

Whicker

_________________________
Esse Quam Videri
(To be, rather than to seem)

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#217256 - 04/11/08 05:22 AM Re: Apology for my behavior in chat, earlier.... [Re: Whicker]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Whicker,

Thanks for your comment on this. Suicide is an important topic, but one that has to be approached very carefully. Discussion of suicide is okay here so long as the person doing it is not suggesting he has any such plan in mind. Once a guy does that, he's across the line.

The reason for our policy on this is that none of us is trained to help a guy who is suicidal and "on the edge". It places an enormous emotional burden on others in chat, who can do nothing but helplessly watch someone discuss the ending of his life. It is just unfair to others to put them through that when the reason they have come here is to pursue the positive task of healing and recovery.

We must also bear in mind that some of us have lost friends or loved ones to suicide, and that going through new pain and trauma over those events can be a major setback.

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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