Announcements and Forum Help! Requests for help, suggestions, and information. Also includes important Forum Announcements.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-24-2015, 04:45 PM   #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Esofia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Scotland
Posts: 1,425

S/C/G: 128/127/110

Height: 4'11"

Default What's the policy on posters with anorexia and/or severe MI?

What's the current policy on posters with anorexia? I know that in the past, the forum rule was that this is not a good place for such folks, as it will be detrimental to their health, and also difficult for the rest of us, and that they would be kindly steered towards more appropriate places. If that is still the case, what should we do when people are posting in a way which makes it clear they're suffering from anorexia?

Also could you give us some guidance on what to do when people are describing severe mental illness and/or threatening suicide, please?
Esofia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 06:35 AM   #2  
Just Me
 
nelie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 14,707

S/C/G: 364/--/182

Height: 5'6"

Default

So honestly, there is a delicate line between support of the person and support of their eating disorder. There used to actually be good places online for support of those that are recovering but sadly, those places have turned into support of the eating disorder. We have advised people who have eating disorders to work with their doctors. I would also advise people who are currently struggling with an eating disorder to look for blogs of those people that are in recovery, GoKaleo is a great one and there is also a Facebook food she runs called "Eating the Food".

As for those that have severe mental illness/suicide, again, it is something to direct them to seek medical advice. Again, if you see any of this, feel free to report it.
nelie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:40 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.