I haven't posted on anything except my diary for ages.. but fuck it. Stuff needs to be said. Okay, so the thing is, this is a suicide support forum. Reread those words and place emphasis on the word 'support'. This site is somewhere which is a whole lot more accepting and supportive and caring than a lot of websites out there. You can come here and be honest, open and accepted for being you, for feeling the way you feel. This sort of place can be risky of course, when people are feeling at their lowest, they can be taken advantage of. That can happen to anyone. And in a few cases the perpetrator can be oblivious to the damage they are causing, can be too mentally unwell to understand the effect they are having on others. That doesn't make it okay, in all fairness if someone is being taken advantage of nothing makes it okay, someone hurt is someone hurt, regardless of the excuse, but it provides some sort of explanation. However, what makes it worse is when people lie on here. When they pretend to be a whole different person. Create a different persona and basically dupe people into believing that. I try to apply the whole "well, they're not well, they can't help it, it's not necessarily them", but then I think about me. I've been sectioned for 4 months out of this year already and am on the edge of getting sectioned again. I'm poorly. But I would never go around to people, especially mentally ill people, and lie to them. Get them to trust someone who isn't even real. Get them to open up to someone who doesn't even fucking exist. It's cruel and it's wrong. You might have the best intentions in the world but it doesn't make this right. People here are vulnerable. Very vulnerable. I know this might make me sound like the biggest bitch going.. but I don't give a shit if you lied about yourself because you wanted to 'help' people. You could do that while remaining yourself. I'm 23, an alcoholic, a complete fucking mess, and I still manage to get people to open up to me. It really isn't impossible, especially on this site, which - as I mentioned earlier - is more understanding and empathetic than most. You have no excuse for lying and putting people through shit. As for pretty much everyone else in my life.. pretty piss poor lol. But will write about that in my diary. Many people don't read my diary so I wanted to post this publicly so that people were made aware and were cautious about people on this site. Not everyone is like that, I've met really cool people, but this is just a reminder to be wary and careful when talking to people online.