I'm copying and pasting Willsun's original post here. If Perry and Momo have changed the rules regarding RUSP since then, please let me know and I'll change the OP. I don't know if you can change it or not personally.
- Consider what information you want to reveal to the public, and try to keep your post focused! That doesn't mean you can't talk freely,
but try to post about things that are an issue and that you want to talk about. You can also post about your current step in an ongoing journey of recovery or struggle. Basically, don't just viciously rant about every bad thing that ever happened in your life or use this thread as your diary, and you should be fine! Also, even though this subforum is not getting crawled by bots, you are still posting on the internet, so be mindful of how much information regarding your person you want to bring up. Be safe, first and foremost.
- That also means success stories in turning around your horrible experiences are welcome. Please don't be a butt and post something obviously trivial like, "Well my day sucked because I was hungry but then I had a sandwich so hurray!" Saying "Someone hit-and-run me today but my mom baked me a cake to cheer me up," however, is acceptable.
- This is also not an advice thread. Don't hide it behind, "Well if I don't make the right choice, my day will suck!" People like to give advice and will if they can, but don't force it.
- Watch the language. Yes, we can throw around all the horrible words we know, but venting does not mean spam "FUCK" a hundred times or accuse "THOSE GODDAMN [ethnicity/sexual orientation]" of stereotypes.
- Photos of stuff making your day a crap pile can be useful and interesting, but don't break tables. Please resize them to something tolerable. Also, no NWS or NMS unless proceeded by a warning and linked only. This leads into...
- Don't be creepy. You know what I mean. I'll be sure to tattle to the proper authorities.
- Supporters be positive! No "you deserved it" or low-content "that sucks" replies. If we wanted tough-love, we'd go find an aging boxing coach or something.
- Conversely, venters please don't get sour or hurt if not everyone replies to your post.
A list of phone numbers to call:
- U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 If you are having thoughts of suicide, call this number immediately.
- Kristin Brooks Hope Center Hopeline: 1-800-784-2433 This hotline can help you cope with a range of depressive feelings.
- Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) Responders understand the unique experiences of veterans.
- United Way Helpline: 1-800-233-4357 They can aid you in locating a therapist, healthcare or basic necessities such as housing and food by directing you to local services.