You may recall last week's interview with Natasha Tracy, which was sort of a response to the GaG community.
As most of you know, questions concerning suicide are iffy and we have removed them in the past for various reasons. However, we wanted to get an expert on the subject who would be willing to discuss this difficult topic, as well as bipolar disorder and mental illness/wellness in general.
Therefore, Natasha has offered to come on in and answer your questions, and this includes questions you might be hesitant to ask friends and family, and even questions you're reluctant to post here. So, leave your questions in the comments below and Natasha will be in at 6 p. m. EST on Wednesday to answer them. But feel free to leave your questions any time before that!
Disclaimer: Bear in mind that this is a one-time-only event where you're free to discuss suicide and things of that nature. After, we maintain the policy that such posts shouldn't be public. Thanks for understanding! :)
Most Helpful Girl
How can you prevent yourself from having panic attacks for no reason at all, sometimes it gets so bad the only thing that feels good is imagine my own death... the problem is it gets really bad to the point where my actions are no longer my wants. Yes I do go to thearpy and recieve medication.
Second question what do you do when you have low energy?2
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Most Helpful Guy
This is a question for both the admin above and our Expert.
Is gag really not the place to talk about this? We have people who have lived through it, dealing with it, dealt with it. You have an incredibly adept moderation team. Removing comments and opinions can affect that person emotionally, making the whole experience seem bleak as they reach for something.
People and children are exposed to some awful things on the internet including How-to's on ways to take their own life. Having more resources especially ones such as GAG becomes exponentially helpful. Most people consider calling or chatting with a suicide hotline shameful gag is anonymous.
In this day in age, those on the fringes don't have many to talk to, they can repeatedly call a suicide hotline, sometimes even falsifying they do it just to chat. Why not allow that more or better support here? If you are familiar with the study by Dr. Bruce Alexander during the 1970's otherwise known as Rat Park, then you will see what I am getting at. www.brucekalexander.com/.../148-addiction-the-view-from-rat-park1
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