...so jeff, pat, adrian (if ur still around) a few points need to be addressed.
in the last few months, yes MONTHS, there have been more and more new users, w/. seemingly more and more issues of varyign types, than ive ever seen @ one point in time in the 5 years ive been on this site.
as one of the 'older'? kids on here, i feel there are some issues that jeff and the admins should probably address
it seems like more and more, there are kids and people coming on here w/ alll kinds of issues, thinking this site was designed for their mental well being, talking about pregnancies and abortions, suicide, cutting, depression, eating disorders, what have you.
the last few months, there have been more suicide scares, more death threats, more posts about body image issues and depression, i feel that we need to make a page or some sort fo helpline for the oasis communtiy.
this site is great for SOOO many reasons, and for soooo many kids, but it also has its issues.
Jeff, if some kid comes on the site, and says they are gonna off themsleves, are you not legally responsible to take some sort of action?
honestly, i think if we are going to discuss these issues and help kids who are dealing w/ all this BULL out there, that we should address a forum and or section of the site for ppl w/ certain issues.
be those issues cutting and self mutilation, social awkwardness, eating disorders and image issues, depression, suicidal thoughts and tendancies, gender issues and things of that nature. i feel if we have some resources posted, it will be a better help for those kids
i know oasis is a great community, and w/o it, i might not be alive today, btu we NEED to do something about all the issues that have been addressed lately on the site...
more than a HUGS forum anyway,
tho that was a great idea BD!
those are my thoughts. anyone care to chime in?