The Suicide Grief Support Forum Board is here to provide information and support to anyone whose life has been touched by suicide. This board is an outreach project of the Parents of Suicides (POS) and Friends & Families of Suicides (FFOS) Internet Communities. The Board began on October 2, 2002.
This is not a suicide or crisis hotline. Please contact a counselor, family member, friend, or emergency services if you are having suicidal thoughts.
Visit www.samaritans.org or e-mail [email protected] or www.befrienders.org for international telephone numbers.
Or in the USA, call:
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|* Mission of the Suicide Grief Support Forum *|
|The Suicide Grief Support Forum is a public message board. It is here to provide information and support to anyone whose life has been touched by suicide.
The board is an outreach project of the Parents of Suicides (POS) and Friends & Families of Suicides (FFOS) Internet Communities.
The board is a total volunteer project. Our monitors are volunteers who have lost someone they care about to suicide. We do not post as professionals, but as fellow travelers on the road to healing. The monitors are the heart of the Suicide Grief Support Forum.
We credit the effectiveness of the board to the sharing and support offered by the monitors and other members of the board, some of whom remain with us a long time and become a very important part of this Internet community. They may be active members, senior members, or mentors.
|* History of the Suicide Grief Support Forums *|
|The Suicide Grief Support Forum was first called the Suicide Discussion Board when it was was launched on the Internet on October 2, 2002. We changed the name of the board to Suicide Grief Discussion Board later. Finally, on December 17, 2007, we changed the name of the board again, this time to the Suicide Grief Support Forums. We hope that the name of the board makes our mission clear.|
|* Rules and Policies of the Suicide Grief Support Forums *|
|All new members should read the rules and policies before posting, and non-new members should re-visit this section and review from time to time, also.
~ Messages that approve or encourage suicide, or that indicate possible suicidal intent may not be posted.
~ We are not qualified to help people who are having suicidal thoughts. If you are having suicidal thoughts, please call 1-800-SUICIDE, call a friend, family member or counselor, or dial 911, or email [email protected] for help.
~ Graphic descriptions of harmful or dangerous actions may not be posted.
~ Remember that all messages posted are public. Do not post anything that may come back to haunt you later, since anyone in the world may read your messages, including people you are angry with.
~ Message that are rude, insulting or disrespectful of other members of the board may not be posted.
~ Any inspirational or education poems or articles should include the name of the author, under the title to honor copyright laws.
~ Messages that have a political or religious agenda may not be posted.
If you have suggestions for improving the board, for making it more effective, please let us know.
|* Our Special Partner Sites & Network *|
| The Suicide Grief Support Forum is part of a network of sites created and maintained by members of the POS-FFOS Internet Community. These sites were made in hopes of providing grief support and suicide prevention information.
The other websites are listed below.
~ Faces of Suicide: http://www.facesofsuicide.com
Note: This site also has sections for different states and countries.
~ The POS-FFOS Internet Community main site: http://www.pos-ffos.com
~ The Suicide Memorial Wall (Virtual): http://www.suicidememorialwall.com
~ The International Suicide Memorial Wall in Tennessee
~ We Remember Them Memorial Wall: http://we-remember-them.com
|* Titles of Members *|
|In order to recognize those who visit and post on the Suicide Grief Support Forums regularly, we have set up a system to list a 'title' under each person's name or ID.
Visitor Posted 1 - 10 messages
New Member Posted 11 - 50 messges
Active Member Posted 51 - 150 messages
Senior Member Posted 151 - 250 messges
Mentor Posted 251 messages or more