Posted by alexandra_k on March 6, 2005, at 15:14:49
In reply to Re: immediate concerns, posted by Dr. Bob on March 6, 2005, at 14:49:36
> > On a slightly different note I wonder if letting people do this would escalate or reduce those kinds of posts on the board.
> What about me already being able to notify your ISP?
But that is fairly inconspicuous...
(Though not anymore not anymore)
Also it is a great gamble.
Who knows when you will be able to do that.
And how long the ISP will take to notify the cops.
And how long the cops will take to find someone.
If posters can do this too then there is much faster intervention.
I guess my experience with suicidal peoples is the people I knew in DBT group. That is probably impacting on my thoughts about this quite a lot.
One expresses urges or has an attempt and then by next week almost everyone has expressed urges or had an attempt. Catchy. For people who have a tough time dealing with crisis services the police being called by a third party might be what it takes for them to be taken seriously. But then Babble becomes a routine way of getting services they need in their area.
So be it I suppose.
It is not that I am so very cold and heartless.
But their has been something of a spate of this on the boards recently...
Also people saying they need to reduce their emotional involvement with Babble...
I worry that it will significantly change the tone of the boards...
But all that being said...
I would prefer to interveane rather than be powerless.
And people do insist on expressing their urges.
I have felt quite affected by some of the posts here recently. I don't think I am the only one. I'll just try to think of it as a 'bad patch'.