Comments Policy for

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

COMMENTS ARE NOT MONITORED ALL THE TIME. I am the only person who runs the website, and there may be a delay of hours or days in viewing your comment.


If you need immediate help, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255 (TALK) in the U.S., or the emergency services in your area if you live elsewhere. You can also check out the Resources page for a list of other places where you can receive help by phone, text, email, or online chat.

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

I do not reply to all comments. When I do reply, it may be after a period of weeks.

You are not required to provide your name in the comment form, but if you do, please provide it as you wish for it to appear online. If you leave the name blank, you will be identified as Anonymous. 

Submission of a comment does not guarantee its publication. Your comment will be edited, and might not be published altogether, if it does any of the following:

  • Encourages people in general, or someone in particular, to attempt suicide or to 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
  • Announces an unequivocal plan or intention to die by suicide
  • Describes in detail a suicide method or lists different methods for how to kill oneself
  • Verbally abuses or slanders someone
  • Promotes racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny, homophobia or other forms of bigotry
  • Provides incorrect information
  • Is off-topic (especially spam!)
  • Proselytizes a religion
  • Advertises a product or a person’s services
  • Asks for money or a job
  • Uses excessive or gratuitous profanity

Comments are not a way to receive help or counseling from me. I provide this website as a public service solely to share information and education, not to provide crisis intervention, counseling, or other treatment. I offer counseling only by appointment in my Denver, CO office. If you live in Colorado and would like to become a psychotherapy client, please see my website

OK, those are all the rules. More may come, depending on what situations present themselves. Thank you for your engagement with!


Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW