Do I have to be suicidal to be on this forum?

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by Ziggy, Nov 10, 2006.

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  1. Ziggy

    Ziggy Antiquitie's Friend

    I'm not suicidal.

    But my life has been such a mess it's been incredible. (I'm not going to talk about it here as it's not relevant to my point), Anyway, in a nutshell I don't want any sympathy, I don't want any help, I just want to make sense of it all. I entertain thoughts of suicide but I figure that cos I've been through enough shit already I'll probably live to a ripe old age - which depresses me even more.

    So why am I on this forum? Basically because there's so much stuff that I can't talk to anyone about face to face (I can't be bothered with relationships - I'd only pretend to be someone I'm not). I kind of hope someone here will say something like 'Oh yeah I understand what you're talking about cos that happened to me' instead of thinking I'm some sort of freak.

    Anyway that's how it is, if I shouldn't be here, then please tell me and I'll leave. However I've noticed that there's a lot of talk on the forum about religion and what the point of life is, and what people have learnt from their experiences etc. but it seems to me the best way to be heard is to claim you're going to do something drastic... which I'm obviously not.

    I notice there's a section on this forum where people post short stories and poems and I think it'd be nice/helpful to have a 'Reflections' section where people can talk about their thoughts on life, be it religious, philosophical or just simple observations, where maybe those with questions that trouble them can look for answers.

    Do people agree with me? If enough people agree with me is there some method of requesting this? Thoughts anyone?
  2. LeaveMeAlone

    LeaveMeAlone Well-Known Member

    hmm maybe asecontion like that would be a good idea, although no one is going to linch yo if you post prose on the poetry board.

    and no you don't have to be suicidal to be here, infact i'm sure we can all agree it would be much better if none of us were.

    say what you want to say and if people are interested they'll read it, sometimes people make threats because they want attention but most of the time its just people who really do need help, and we try to help those people, so maybe te squeeky wheel does get the most grease but it doesn't mean we won't value your opinion. also have a look at the view count not just the number of replies often you'll find many people will read what you're saying but sometimes they just don't know how to reply, i get like that a lot, something can be really touching or profound, and I really don't feel I can add anything.

    other people of course are just post count whores and will reply to everything :)
  3. resistance

    resistance Staff Alumni

    SF is a place for people in crisis and that doesn't automatically mean you need to be suicidal - we will not turn you away. People come here with a whole range of different problems, some are really serious whereas others want to vent and there's a section where you don't need to be registered and you can ask questions & recieve support. Religious beliefs are spread out through the forum.. I mean, some people believe in a God whereas others don't believe so staff tend to keep an eye on religious topics to make sure they don't get out of hand. I like the idea of the 'Reflections' forum but I think between the 'The Uncertainty Principle', 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' forums & 'To Sleep Perchance to Dream' section, that is pretty much covered. But that's just my opinion. If you want to vent or to have support then you've come to the right place. I hope to see you around.
  4. LeaveMeAlone

    LeaveMeAlone Well-Known Member

    perhaps we should group those forums, together with the art one and the poetry ans stories forums, and put them in one group like that, with the option for non of the above stuff to either go in a misc forum or just be posted at the higher level.
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