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Thank you for your interest in submitting a comment to a post. Please be aware of the site’s comments policy:

Comments are moderated, and there may be a delay of hours or days in publishing them.

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Your comment will be edited, and might not be published altogether, if it does any of the following:

  • Verbally abuses or slanders someone
  • Provides incorrect information
  • Encourages people, or someone in particular, to attempt suicide or die by suicide
  • Asks for or provides advice on ways to attempt suicide or die by suicide
  • Seeks a partner for suicide
  • Contains a suicide note addressed to specific people who are identifiable or would be able to identify themselves
  • Announces an unequivocal plan or intention to die by suicide
  • Describes in detail a suicide method
  • Proselytizes a religion
  • Advertises a product
  • Asks for money or a job

Comments are not a way to receive help or counseling from the website’s creator and author, Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW. Dr. Freedenthal provides this website as a public service solely to share information and education, not to provide crisis intervention, counseling, or other treatment. She offers counseling only by appointment in her Denver, CO office. If you live in Colorado and would like to become a client, please see her website

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