Someone here queried why I was on the forum at all if I wasn’t suicidal. Totally flipped me out because it keyed right into how I’ve been feeling about being here since I joined - like you’re not really allowed to be here unless you’re actually suicidal, like it’s some kind of special club that people who don’t actually want to die aren’t allowed to join. It’s gotten to the point where I feel I can’t really post me-threads here because they’re not serious enough, not important enough to warrant asking for understanding and support (ok I was already feeling like that before she said it, but now it’s really freaking me out.) So I guess I’m posting this now as a kind of permission-seeking - is it ok to be here, to want to get emotional support and understanding, even if you’re not suicidal? Maybe I shouldn’t even post this, maybe the way I feel is true and the answer is no you’re not welcome here unless you’re either suicidal or helping suicidal people. This is not some whiney oh everyone please reassure me I’m wanted type of thing - it’s a serious question about what the community’s attitude is to non-suicidal people posting here.