The Suicide Grief Support Forum is a public message board, an outreach project of the Parents of Suicides (POS) and Friends and Families of Suicides (FFOS) Internet Communities. The forum officially began on October 2, 2002.
Our mission is to provide information, support and comfort to anyone whose life has been touched by the suicide of another person. Connecting with others who have walked the same road can sometimes make a difference in how we survive a tragedy that may be incomprehensible.
The board is monitored by special volunteers who give freely of their time in memory of the people they lost to suicide.
We do not pretend to be professionals, and we encourage anyone whose needs are greater than can be met here to seek out professional help.
This is not a suicide or crisis hotline. Please contact a counselor, family member, friend, or emergency services if you are having suicidal thoughts.
Or in the USA, call:1-800-SUICIDE 1-800-273-TALK
For Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and People with Speech Disabilities who use a TTY, call 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
Links to Other International Resources
Faces of Suicide: Volume 1
A collection of sixty stories from the heart, compiled by members of the "Parents of Suicides - Friends and Families of Suicides" Internet Community.
Click here for more information about the book (on the Faces of Suicide site)
Way to put the dunce cap on my head! I'm sorry you perceive my perception of the moderators so negatively. I think you have created a wonderful space here and it has been very helpful to me and countless others. Perhaps you are projecting, but I can't make that call. It's not my place, just as it is not yours or Tammy's to make assumptions about what I understand and don't understand. I was speaking to a type of response from the moderators to strong emotions expressed here, NOT about the moderators themselves or this site in general. An example of what I was speaking about is the way that my viewpoint was responded to on this SURVEY. Perhaps I am wrong, but I thought this survey was a place for honest feedback that was asked for by the creators of the survey about the site and how they could make it better. I did not think that a Survey was a place where I would be told I was wrong and confused in my perceptions because my feedback was apparently not what was wanted. But that's perhaps why anonymous surveys can be useful. The Survey givers then are not able to take it personally, or make it personal which it feels like the two of you just did. Perhaps you should take some time to read what I actually wrote.Cali- Criticizing the Moderators
'm sorry you perceive the management of the Suicide Grief Support Forum so negatively. I disagree with your assessment of what may or may not be posted on the board, but that's okay. We don't have to agree on everything.
Our goal, as moderators, is to maintain an environment that is supportive, informative and safe. We are volunteers, so we encourage anyone who needs more help than they can get here to seek help from professionals./quote]
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