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Think before posting a suicidal six-word...

by bohemdeb on May 21, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


I recently noticed an ominous six-word from a poster who had not posted anything before. It made me feel helpless. I wanted to reach out, and did, but no response. I noticed no one else reached out either, understandably.. I mean, what can we do? Nothing, really, especially when the message is so vague. My thoughts behind this six-word are just to vent, and explain that there are better places to get help for emotional problems....

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