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Community & Commenting

This covers the Live Through This community commenting and moderating policies.

(1) Keep It Civil  |  In order for discussions to thrive, remember to criticize ideas, not people. Name-calling, ad-hominem arguments, inflammatory or knee-jerk contradictions, and responding to anything other than the content of the comments will not be tolerated. Personal attacks, harassment, and otherwise hateful rhetoric (including- but not limited to- sexist, racist, misogynist, homophobic, ableist, ageist, xenophobic, and other broad, offensive generalizations about groups of people) will not be tolerated.

(2) Enforcing And Reporting  |  Abusive behaviors will result in appropriate action. These abusive behaviors include: 1) targeted, systemic harassment, or encouraging others to do so; 2) direct threats of harm towards a specific individual or groups of individuals; 3) spam, such as promoting products or services; 4) impersonation intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others; 5) posting personally identifiable information, such as home/work address, phone number, email, SSN, or credit card numbers; and 6) inappropriate profile content, such as excessive violence or hypersexual/pornographic content.

(3) If You See Something, Say Something  |  Moderators may not catch everything. Combatting spam, mediating disputes, and enforcing these guidelines are aided by a group effort. If you see an issue, contact the moderators or flag specific comments for review. If you believe someone has violated the Basic Rules, report it to Disqus by flagging the user’s profile.

(4) Add Value  |  Always strive to add value to every interaction and discussion you participate in.

(5) Keep It Tidy  |  Help make moderators’ lives easier. This includes: 1) Don’t post off-topic comments or discussions; 2) Don’t cross-post the same thing on multiple threads; 3) Utilize the “Reply” nesting features for replies; and 4) Strive for clarity and brevity.

(6) Moderation  |  It is the moderator’s sole discretion to remove any comments or threads that are felt to violate the spirit of the Live Through This community, regardless of the specificity or inclusion of such behaviors in these expressed guidelines.

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About Live Through This
Live Through This is a series of portraits and true stories of suicide attempt survivors. Its mission is to change public attitudes about suicide for the better; to reduce prejudice and discrimination against attempt survivors; to provide comfort to those experiencing suicidality by letting them know that they’re not alone and tomorrow is possible; to give insight to those who have trouble understanding suicidality, and catharsis to those who have lost a loved one; and to be used as a teaching tool for clinicians in training, or anyone else who might benefit from a deeper understanding of first-person experiences with suicide.
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Please Stay
If you’re hurting, afraid, or need someone to talk to, please reach out to one of the resources below. Someone will reach back. You are so deeply valued, so incomprehensibly loved—even when you can’t feel it—and you are worth your life.
Find Help

You can reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988. Trans Lifeline is at 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada). The Trevor Project is at 866-488-7386. If you’d like to talk to a peer, contains links to warmlines in every state. If you’re not in the U.S., click here for a link to crisis centers around the world. If you don’t like talking on the phone, you can reach the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741-741.

NOTE: Many of these resources utilize restrictive interventions, like active rescues (wellness or welfare checks) involving law enforcement or emergency services. If this is a concern for you, you can ask if this is a possibility at any point in your conversation. Trans Lifeline does not implement restrictive interventions for suicidal people without express consent. A warmline is also less likely to do this, but you may want to double-check their policies.

Live Through This is dedicated to the lives of so many friends and family members lost to suicide over the years. If you would like to add the name of a loved one to this list, please email me.
Live Through This is dedicated to the lives of so many friends and family members lost to suicide over the years. If you would like to add the name of a loved one to this list, please email me.