Posted by alexandra_k on March 7, 2005, at 0:01:14
In reply to Re: Then I'm missing something » alexandra_k, posted by Dinah on March 6, 2005, at 23:10:27
> but it almost definitely is true about people who post consistently then suddenly stop. Gracie springs to mind.
Well Smokey is springing to my mind right now. She was a fairly consistent poster and she hasn't been around at all for a while. She has also turned her babblemail off (assuming it was on before)
> I haven't heard from Smokey Madison, Alexandra. Maybe you can post on Social or Psychology and she or someone she's been in contact with can tell you more.
Done that already.
Nobody had any info.
I don't know what to say...
It is true that people who are feeling suicidal typically aren't thinking very rationally...
I have said what I think already in the posts above. There really isn't anything I have to add. But to draw your attention once again to the distinction (which may well be fuzzy) between ideation and urges. If you need support then sure, that is what the boards are about. If you want to inform us of your impending death then it is just my personal preferance that you place one hell of an obvious trigger warning on that thread.
BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO
BECAUSE THERE ARE THINGS THAT PEOPLE CAN DO IRL
and unless you need help getting up the courage to do that WHY POST IT HERE. How can that really be anything other than distressing to other posters?
I don't know.
It isn't that I am heartless.
But sometimes there is only so much that one can listen to without getting infected with the same bug.
I personally find it to be contageous.
And the trouble is you have to read it to figure out what it says and it is only once you have figured out what it is saying that you know you shouldn't have read that.