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[Serious] Suicide threats?
#1
Suicide threats?
So, I just found a new thread from a user that seems to basically be a suicide note, explaining his backstory and even his planned method for offing himself. I reported it (because, frankly, something like that shouldn't fly under the radar) and then I looked at the rules and found there was nothing in them about something like this. Threats against other forumites, yes, but suicide? I just want to know how to proceed from this.
I was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world is mad.

[Image: harmlesskitchen.png]

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#2
RE: Suicide threats?
Thanks Rev. This is something I am not versed in handling alone. The staff will discuss this issue as it is a very important one.

I implore everyone who responds to do so with compassion or move on and let someone else step in.
       I am the storm.                                                             
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#3
RE: Suicide threats?
Thank you both for the posts you made.
"Well, now I can get on with my day.  I need my daily dose of WTF to really get going." - arewethereyet
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#4
RE: Suicide threats?
who's post was it?

IF it was mine, your fucking with my life and I'd like to know who's fucking me.

maybe I can find a less that anonymous way to ruin your day.
"I'm thick." - Me
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#5
RE: Suicide threats?
(April 12, 2021 at 11:03 pm)Goosebump Wrote: who's post was it?

IF it was mine, your fucking with my life and I'd like to know who's fucking me.

maybe I can find a less that anonymous way to ruin your day.

I'm not sure you have the power to ruin my day.

But in reading the barrage of posts and your chat box entries, I am going to assume it's not a good day for you.

Is that last sentence some sort of threat?  If so, we may be done here.
       I am the storm.                                                             
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#6
RE: Suicide threats?
I've dealt with depression for a good-sized portion of my life, since I was in grade school (roughly two-thirds of my life), even dealt with suicidal feelings for most of that time. Never really attempted it, though, mostly for reasons outlined in this Dorothy Parker poem. Fortunately, since I've been on Luvox (since 2014), I haven't had any serious thoughts of suicide. Except maybe in the "if I'm ever in a situation as dire as [insert news story about extreme situation nobody can escape or film about terminal illness here], I'd kill myself" sense. Or maybe when I'm in the heat of a panic attack (one of the downsides of having an ASD) and I'm weighing every possible way out in flashes. But I'm not terminally ill. I'm in a pretty stable living situation. And in the last situation, when I say "weighing every possible way out," I mean, in those split seconds, suicide ends up carrying about as much weight as something like whipping my dick out and doing a little dance to Ween's "Push Th Little Daisies."

But, frankly, I still have a lot of empathy for those who have those desires. Even with someone like Randy Stair, when I watched the 9-part YouTube documentary about him, when we saw his more vulnerable moments, points where he seemed like he was somehow stuck with committing his supermarket massacre by forces beyond his control (although I admit I'm not sure how much of that was an act), I find myself wishing someone could find some way to get through to him. Admittedly, part of this is because part of my depression came from bullying that included a post-Columbine fear of potential school shooters and alarmingly little interest in getting through to them and making them not want to shoot up their schools that took about a decade for me to not internalise. But still, when I found that thread, I knew I had to do something. I couldn't help Goosebumps fix his life, but I did what I could do; let him know there was help available and try to send in the cavalry in the admittedly extremely limited way I can.

And now that I'm thinking about it, I'm finding myself remembering some book that outlined 101 alternatives to suicide I came across years ago (shit ranging from "make longer-range plans" to "make a deal with the devil" to moisturize), and after spending about an hour looking for it, I found out it was Kate Bornstein's Hello Cruel World. It's still in print, and even if you're not interested in spending $17 on a paperback, it's easy to find in PDF (I won't link it, but if you go to an obscure site called google.com, search for "Hello Cruel World PDF," it should be very easy to find, even if the images aren't always rendered properly.) It might give you some interesting pointers. Yeah, I admit I haven't actually done this before, and I get the feeling that if these reasons were less concrete, I'd probably have an easier time finding a way to create some speech about how you should still find a reason to live, even if it doesn't make sense to do so and every fiber of your being tells you to end it all. I'm sure we all know the generic "you have so much to live for" speeches are hollow.
I was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world is mad.

[Image: harmlesskitchen.png]

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