Comments Policy for SpeakingOfSuicide.com

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

I do not provide counseling or crisis intervention through this site. 

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.

In rare cases, I will notify the authorities (or parents, in the case of minors) if you provide sufficient identifying information in your comment and you express an imminent threat to kill yourself or another person, or if you disclose the abuse or neglect of a child, elderly person, or disabled person.

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

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 Your comment will be edited, and might not be published altogether, if it does any of the following: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
  • Blames someone for the suicide of a loved one
  • Verbally abuses or slanders someone
  • Promotes racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia 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, and by phone or online to Colorado residents. If you live in Colorado and would like to become a psychotherapy client, please see my website www.StaceyFreedenthal.com.

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

Sincerely,

Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW

 

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