I really do understand the need to reach out for help here, and I see so many people getting help. But when I read Swampdog2's post today about committing suicide (Goodbye to all), I wondered less about that person, and more about the 50 responses that have gone completely unanswered. I have great empathy for that type of pain (I really do), but I saw 50 people who repliued and have no idea if this person is alive or dead. And we may never know. I am in a terrible place, but I am not suicidal. I have been, so I understand. But that was before message boards. Leaving a note to loved ones, I get. Crying out for help, I get. But posting a suicide note in a strange place where no one will ever know the outcome is more than just a bad idea. How many of those 50 people are waiting and wondering, and always will be? I've met a lot of nice people here, I can't see doing that kind of damage, or creating that kind of disturbance unless you are reaching out. Isn't the pain caused to family and friends enough? Can anyone explain this so I am not so frustrated/worried/bent? I could not even leave a message of support!
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