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Chat Room and Forum Rules

If You're Feeling Suicidal

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Updated September 19, 2011

Intent of this section: We are not equipped to properly help people who are contemplating suicide. We want to keep you safe by encouraging you to seek professional assistance.
  • Our chat is a support group only. We are not trained or equipped to be a suicide hotline. Please contact one of the suicde hotlines listed here, your personal physician, a hospital emergency room or your local 911 or emergency contact number for professional assistance.
  • If a member is overwrought and we cannot talk to them, they may be booted out to protect the rest of the group.
  • If you give your personal information to a host or other member and later threaten suicide we reserve the right to contact appropriate authorities, however, no guarantee is made that someone will contact emergency personnel for you. As stated before, we are not equipped to handle crisis situations.
  • Discussion of alcohol or drug use is prohibited. Members who make it known that they are using alcohol or drugs--either through their behavior or a statement to that effect--may be asked to leave until they are sober. Discussion about recovery from alcohol or drug abuse is, however, permitted. If you feel that you are unable to remain sober while participating in chat, a host can make a recommendation for an alcohol or substance abuse recovery chat which may be more appropriate for your needs.
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