Posted by zenhussy on June 11, 2003, at 21:14:35
In reply to Re: Expectations of the board with suicidal ideation, posted by noa on June 11, 2003, at 17:12:13
> Zenny, I totally agree about not responding with anger--that is not helpful for anyone, imho. I hope you didn't read my words as meaning that I would condone replying in anger to a suicidal poster.
Didn't read it in that way at all. No worries. I'm not saying that everyone needs to have the same feelings regarding suicidal posters.
We all are entitled to feel as we feel. Some people get angry--rightfully so, some get reminded of previous losses we have endured and get very sad, other still when faced with a truly pained suicidal post are forced to face that darkness within themselves.
Some of us have attempted suicide and when reading about another in that deep dark hopeless crushing place it can be too triggering to one's own memories of their experiences.
We're all going to feel as we do. The only thing I was trying to get across about anger is that I fully support the expression of anger regarding a suicidal poster but personally feel that it belongs in a separate thread as it is about the person with the anger and their issues and not about the suicidal poster. The suicidal post being the trigger of anger for some.
I just hate to see such nastiness directed at a mentally ill person in pain as I am also a mentally ill person who lives in pain most of the time.
Hope that makes sense.