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BLOG regards Suicidal Thoughts

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:39 am
by mezzaninedoor
I hope this isnt triggering for anyone
I've just done some hard yards writing a BLOG about Suicidal Thoughts
http://tonyamis.blogspot.com/2018/10/su ... ughts.html
some words, hopefully helpful to someone

I also want to apologise that I've been away from the Forum here for quite a while
Theres 2 reasons for that I think

1) I've been through another BiPolar episode and I tend to stop frequenting Social Media when that happens &
2) I was and probably still will be frustrated with the pooe level of support for SANE on this forum, there seem to be no Mods dipping in to offer advice and encouragement from SANE itself

When the Forum was a Black Dog Forum there were active MODS and even Ruby Wax would pop in occasionally and add ten penneth ( mini rant over )

Re: BLOG regards Suicidal Thoughts

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:15 pm
by upwards-is-the-aim
I think forums have to hit a critical mass to work

AND to help get them there they need active input and moderating from SANE staff - but then they may not have any staff time spare

And there can be a nice level where you can stay on top of the number of posts and pick up and follow what is going on and remember names etc

To big and they become impersonal

I have just had a look at elefriends or whatever it is - must suit some - but for me it was yuk and more like pointless social media for the bored than those seeking advice and help

Do you know of any other forums that are more like this

Re: BLOG regards Suicidal Thoughts

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:43 pm
by mezzaninedoor
I post a fair bit in the misc thread on nomorepanic forum, that seems a nice bunch of folks but nomorepanic is the opposite of this in that it is huge and has so many elements of the forum to navigate and thus I tend to just post in the misc subforum whatever it is that im posting about.

When this forum was Black Dog I think it was, it was a much more consistent forum. love the peopl here though but its a frustrating lack of a Sane presence that I find really odd

Re: BLOG regards Suicidal Thoughts

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:38 pm
by upwards-is-the-aim
What do you want the Sane presence to do that you think will make a difference and why

(To many sub forums for me - are they really all needed useful ? So I am just hanging about on the mutual support one for now - maybe with time I will go and do some darn exploring but for now this one is enough)

Re: BLOG regards Suicidal Thoughts

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:08 am
by mezzaninedoor
I guess I would like SANE to pop in with some professional advice from time to time

Re: BLOG regards Suicidal Thoughts

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:31 pm
by upwards-is-the-aim
But can they really do that

They could come of out with snippets of comments but to go into anything at any depth is a different ball game

Hey if we say thngs that help fuck each other up - then so be it
We were doing our best for each other and then what happens happens

For them it is a different game

Anyway the reality is they are not around here much / at all

So we either abandon the forum and go away or just keep on trying to help each other
So we might as well do the latter

Re: BLOG regards Suicidal Thoughts

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:17 pm
by mezzaninedoor
I guess we keep on helping each other as best we can.
Thats always the best thing to try to do.

#bemorekind

Can you believe a Government that has run down Mental Health services has appointed a minister for suicide prevention !!!

Re: BLOG regards Suicidal Thoughts

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:30 pm
by mezzaninedoor
No one got any opinions on a Government Minister for Suicide prevention, feels like papering over the cracks in policy to me !!!!