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Actions taken by the moderator team when members talk about suicide or harming others
It is the obligation of Veritas-Health, therefore, it is the obligation of all of my moderators to identify and comment on any member that posts about suicide or harming others
They may mean it or not, but we have no way in telling.
So, whenever we read a discussion or comment where the member talks about ending it
These are the steps that we take
- Attach a list of suicide resources. Help lines, someone to talk to
- We document and save all of these discussions/comments, how innocent they may seem
- These information is given to our Legal department
In the past, we had members who wanted to do harm to others. They were very specific about it. Talking about shotguns, knifes, who they were going after, etc
Once that information is public, it is my responsibility to make sure that our company knows about it and the legal department gets involved. Police may and have been
called in on situations like this.There was a post from a person who said in a post they were going to do in their family with a knife. That prompted my action, which prompted our legal department, which then notified the police department in that persons area. Needless to say, when this person arrived home and saw police already in his house he was surprised and his family was horrified! I received an email the following day from this person and said it was only a joke.
You do not joke about this things online (or really anyplace)
Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences