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I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

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Crisis Hotlines
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Crisis Hotlines

It would be useful to gather a kind of database for crisis hotlines specifically for teenagers.

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RE: Crisis Hotlines

(04-18-2017 09:05 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  It would be useful to gather a kind of database for crisis hotlines specifically for teenagers.

I think that'd be great actually. I've mentioned this already, and I think you (Hangsrohe) - well obviously already know about it haha Razz

Anyways, a confidential, free, 24/7 textline is 741-741 by Crisis Text Line. Just text in"DS" and you'll get connected to a trained crisis counsellor.

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Yeah. We need more though. It should be one of the first priorities of new School Survival: providing real support.

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RE: Crisis Hotlines

(04-19-2017 04:13 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Yeah. We need more though. It should be one of the first priorities of new School Survival: providing real support.

I think it would be great if we made supporting those who need help as our first priority. I think we've all done a good enough job already, but to make it a priority would be great.

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Interesting, that's actually a good idea. The issue it would seem on how we are going to execute that for the new SS. For example, do we make it professional like the other hotlines or do we make it like some sort of internet-type help forum?
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I meant more of just a database of hotlines rather than our own actual hotline. That would be much different.

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(04-20-2017 01:34 AM)Math_n_Logic Wrote:  Interesting, that's actually a good idea. The issue it would seem on how we are going to execute that for the new SS. For example, do we make it professional like the other hotlines or do we make it like some sort of internet-type help forum?

Ooh - great questions haha. Hmm, well just like Hansgrohe stated I think alongside with providing priority support, or focusing on providing support to those individuals who need it - is an excellent idea. To answer your question about how we'd go about to make SSF a professional place to seek support, as I've mentioned earlier almost everyone here is doing a pretty great job at giving advice, and replying to various posts made by other people.

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I think just having a place where people can vent is good enough. The site needs promotion though, and with such a heavy userbase, we'd need proper moderation.

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(04-20-2017 12:28 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  I think just having a place where people can vent is good enough. The site needs promotion though, and with such a heavy userbase, we'd need proper moderation.

Yeah, I agree about that. I think overtime we'll get more users. But I'd see that we'd need more moderators, or how we'd need more moderators to be more active on the site to moderate different posts.
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Also probably best to have a clear set of rules from the get-go, just as any standard forum. Soul opted to have no rules essentially and it wasn't exactly the greatest decision (not to bash the older version of the site, I kinda wish it would come back since it was actually active, but yeah).

Probably best to have standard forum rules as anywhere else.

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