Social media groups are being banned from using the word ‘suicide’. not only the word, but even discussing it, is now is an offence in facebook support groups.
Everybody who needs any help, will often turn to these pages in desperation.
Not everyone is comfortable with mental health services being involved. Not everyone has someone to talk to. Many people like Betty hide behind their computers as they are too scared to go out.
Many people need the support from these groups to deal with suicidal thoughts, or the aftermath of suicide.
If the support is not readily available, and people are now being stopped from discussing it, what do people think will happen? will these people suddenly stop being suicidal? or stop having to deal with the aftermath of a suicide and the impact is has ?
We are back to the last century where it is a taboo subject again. and nobody is going to get the help they desperately need. !!!
#Facebook # DID#multiple personality disorder #mental health #suicide awareness #socialmedia More harmful than helpful ?
Furious Betty woke up this morning when she learned that the word suicide was banned from one of her favourite groups. It is a support group for people with DID, formerly known as multiple personality disorder, Betty prefers the old term, it describes her best. Betty has a lot of problems going on in her life and this is just one of them.
Betty has also been suicidal, she’s had a brother who committed suicide, Betty knows quite a bit about suicide.
Words do not kill people, other people do not kill the suicidal person, the person who commits suicide alone, is the one to blame for the suicide, if you want to apportion blame.
It’s all about choice. By taking away the right for people to take their own lives will just increase the suicide rate.
Betty talks about suicide quite a bit, she has had a lot of experience, and would like to share this experience with everybody as it could possibly save a life one day, and if that’s a possibility, then she’ll keep on sharing. Only Facebook don’t want Betty to share her experience or get the help she may need in the future.. Betty has now changed the term ‘suicide’, to ‘the end game’ on facebook.