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chanelno5x
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Although the main focus of chess.com is Chess, there is also a thriving community and social scene.  Sometimes, a friend may be going through a rough time or even struggling with suicidality.  If you are trying to offer support to a friend, here are some links and information that may be beneficial:

 

Quick Tips-

 

Reaching Out - Tips from TakeThis.org

 

Keep in mind that Chess.com is not designed as an emotional support site, so it doesn't have safety mechanisims in place like the  7 Cups of Tea site.  7 Cups of Tea offers free 24/7 help worldwide, there are trained Listeners and tools to promote safe communications.

 

Urgent and Crisis Situations

 

When someone is talking about harming themselves, they need to be connected to a Crisis Center (www.findahelpline.com).

 

Actively Suicidal Member

 

When someone is in imminent danger (actively suicidal), it is critical for them to be in contact with emergency services (https://www.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlines).  

 

 

Bulliedofthesite

Great Post. A big well done for all that you do :)

chanelno5x

@mikekelcey Thank you.  Thought this may be of use to the community.

Also, I found this excellent Social Media Toolkit for Digital Community Managers:  

Support for Suicidal Individuals on Social & Digital Media

(https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-someone-else/safety-and-support-on-social-media/)

Witkrag

Good thread.But why did you unfriend.me ?

Just curious !

chanelno5x
Witkrag wrote:

Good thread.But why did you unfriend.me ?

Just curious !

There are a lot of youth that access this site, so I was uncomfortable to see banter in public forums that contained sexual humor between you and other members.  It was a tough decision, because I really enjoyed playing chess with you and you were always polite.  I can explain further in dm's if you'd like.

DreamscapeHorizons

Yep,  the ol 'everybody seeing what you've posted' dilemma.  

Gregg-Turkington

Some of things he’s said really creepy.

and he used to obsess over role playing with a user that was only 10 or 11 years old.

Woollensock2
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Silent_Tears

💜 7 cups ❤️

KeSetoKaiba

Since chess.com doesn't have a feature like "bookmark" for threads, here is my post to follow and hopefully these resources don't need to be used; but, I've got them to to help others out if the situation arises happy.png