Let’s talk about why you are Absolutely Not Helping The Situation At All when you reblog/otherwise call attention to Tumblr users who are threatening to kill themselves.
This time it requires we pretend that they are genuinely going to attempt suicide rather than just fishing for attention. …
Thaaaaank you thank you thank you, this is a wonderful post.
As somebody who reblogs a lot of signal boosts, mostly by request, these are a lot of things that bother me. Will the person react negatively to the overwhelming amount of attention? It’s not my place to judge that and I feel bad saying no, so I usually go ahead with it. Also, is it as urgent as it seems? I’m not going to repeat what this posts says, just read it.
I really do believe in the power of kind words, and maybe it has saved lives. But that’s not always what the situation calls for, and sometimes it’s not going to work at all. Please read the post and keep all of these things in mind.