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Doubly embarrassed, it would appear.

I have been notified that the previous post I reblogged regarding tumblr’s suicide assistance was incorrect, and it does not, in fact, work anymore. While it still leads you to a list of useful websites, Tumblr staff have discontinued their assistance on the matter, and instead encourage calling the appropriate authorities.

In addition, I would like to deeply apologize, again, for the lack of activity. While I can’t do nearly as much as I would like to do on my end, that doesn’t mean the Calliope Project has to take a hit. It has been made possible because of all of you out there that care. The Project has always been, at its heart, an initiative to watch out for those who need encouragement, and to use their interests (Homestuck in particular) to cheer those who are in dire straits.

I will continue to work to the best of my abilities, even though personal issues make my availability laughably small, but I know that so long as there are people like you fine folk out there, that people can receive the help and encouragement they need. Stay strong, stay hopeful, stay vigilant.

-Bec


anniecrestadair:

orangeninjadan:

hickitty:

clarkkftw:

I’ve seen a lot of posts on my dash tonight about users who are threatening suicide, with other Tumblr members posting in effort to try to get ahold of them. I think you all should see this:
IF THERE IS EVER A TUMBLR USER WHO HAS POSTED A GOOD-BYE MESSAGE, SUICIDE NOTE, VIDEO, OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POST.
1. Scroll to the top of your dashboard.
2. See the circular question mark icon at the top? It’s the third one over from your home symbol. Click on that, and a screen similar to the one in the picture will come up.
3. Where you can type in questions, the box with the magnifying glass at the top, type in the word “suicide.”
4. Click on the first link that shows up. It should say, “Pass the URL of the blog on to us.”
5. Type in the user’s URL and tell Tumblr admin that the user is contemplating suicide and has posted a message indicating that they are going through with it or will be attempting. Hit send! Tumblr administration will perform a number of actions to contact the user and take the necessary steps to prevent the suicide.
TUMBLR: THIS COULD SAVE A USER’S LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE SUICIDE THREATS.
Reblog this to keep other users aware. Suicide isn’t a joke, and neither is someone’s life. If you didn’t know this, someone else may not, either. Pass it on.


why on earth doesn’t this have more notes

I actually had to do this once. She lived.

anniecrestadair:

orangeninjadan:

hickitty:

clarkkftw:

I’ve seen a lot of posts on my dash tonight about users who are threatening suicide, with other Tumblr members posting in effort to try to get ahold of them. I think you all should see this:

IF THERE IS EVER A TUMBLR USER WHO HAS POSTED A GOOD-BYE MESSAGE, SUICIDE NOTE, VIDEO, OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POST.

1. Scroll to the top of your dashboard.

2. See the circular question mark icon at the top? It’s the third one over from your home symbol. Click on that, and a screen similar to the one in the picture will come up.

3. Where you can type in questions, the box with the magnifying glass at the top, type in the word “suicide.”

4. Click on the first link that shows up. It should say, “Pass the URL of the blog on to us.”

5. Type in the user’s URL and tell Tumblr admin that the user is contemplating suicide and has posted a message indicating that they are going through with it or will be attempting. Hit send! Tumblr administration will perform a number of actions to contact the user and take the necessary steps to prevent the suicide.

TUMBLR: THIS COULD SAVE A USER’S LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE SUICIDE THREATS.

Reblog this to keep other users aware. Suicide isn’t a joke, and neither is someone’s life. If you didn’t know this, someone else may not, either. Pass it on.

why on earth doesn’t this have more notes

I actually had to do this once. She lived.

(Source: sexcisable)

My deepest apologies about the lack of activity lately, I have been going through some personal turmoil lately, and have had less time to check up on the project. I probably won’t have the time to frequently make individual posts, but I’ll keep the list updated to the best of my ability. Good luck out there, and stay strong everyone.

-Bec

PLEASE URGENT "spider8utts" IS THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE AND I THINK SHE'S TAKEN SOME PILLS I'M REALLY WORRIEDE PELASE

Anonymous

Please send some love to this person if you can. My dearest apologies about taking so long to respond. I don’t know if it’s too late, but it is worth a shot.

-Bec

Jun 9

ZORRAQUEEN IS ATTEMPTING SUICUDE HELP

Anonymous

Jun 8

I have a friend who seems like she's boarder line depression and we've been best friends for three years and she's always upset and I feel so bad because no matter what i say or do she's always upset

Anonymous

I’m no professional, but what I can say without knowing more is that some people aren’t good at expressing themselves, so others might get the wrong impression. Whether this be expressing what they want, how they feel, or just whatever. If you’ve known them for that long, then you probably know a lot about them! Use your knowledge to do things for them. Use their hobbies, their favorite things, and whatever they happen to like, and use them as a way to connect to them. If they seem upset… Maybe you might ask them if they want to talk about it? People oftentimes keep a lot of things pent up, and giving them an avenue to vent it out can be more help than you might realize.

-Bec

Jun 8

Oh God fuckwhathaveidonewithmylife posted another video last night basically saying she was going to kill herself and she's not replying on here or Skype or Facebook please help her.

Anonymous

Jun 6

I apologize to other mods and followers for my inactivity, but I need to take a break for a while. I feel that if I relapse back into depression, which seems to be the way I’m headed, I won’t be able to properly help. However, I’ll be back as soon as I can, and the other mods should be able to keep this up well.

~Rei

Jun 4

oh my god please please please send some calliopes to latulapyrope they are currently facing abuse from their parents and various tumblr users are trying to raise money to help her get away from her abusive parents please i'm scared for her i've faced abuse from my own parents when i was little and i don't want it to happen to anyone else

latulapyrope

Any encouraging words or advice for this troubled young soul would be very appreciated!

-Bec

Jun 3

We’ve recently received several very concerned people regarding people who have decided that taking their own life is the only option, and I am very regretful to say that we were not able to respond in time. While we love to be able to help, I will be the first to admit our reaction time isn’t always the best, so if the situation is dire, there are other places to turn if you don’t hear from us quick enough.

The Tumblr Suicide Watch is a good place to report people who plan to harm themselves. They also have a large collection of the appropriate helplines and other resources. Call the appropriate authorities if someone is in danger and if you have any information on them. If someone is considering suicide, get as much help as humanly possible.

Thank you all so much for your patience, your strength, and your assistance. Stay strong out there.

-Bec

Jun 1

what if you try really really hard to make someone happy but they don't seem to like you all that much? they aren't a bad person at all; they actually are very very nice.

Anonymous

There isn’t any specific “right way” to cheer people up, although somethings are obvious, such as cheerful banter and compliments. You have to get a good feel for each person, what they like, what they dislike, how they feel, what they’ve been through; and find out ways to break through to them. This is especially true when someone is in urgent need of help!

Sometimes something we say can be taken the wrong way, and this is especially true for those who already have a lot on their plate. It’s possible to be a bit “pushy” when trying to help people, and sometimes it might not even feel like help at all! On the other hand, sometimes people just don’t get along without any clear reason, helpful intentions or otherwise. All we can do is try to be as polite as possible, while also being firm in our mission; spread the love to those who need it! If someone isn’t responding well, it might just be because they are in a bad mood, or maybe worse. Just do what you can, and I send you my thanks for trying your best! Stay strong out there.

-Bec

Jun 1

Hey this is really urgent my friend shotagrandpa is about to commit suicide. Please help him out!

Anonymous

http://shotagrandpa.tumblr.com/

While the immediate threat has passed, he is still somewhat destraught, and could use some helping hearts.

-Bec

its ok that you didnt get to it right away, the night it was happening i had to wake one of my friends up, then she came over and stayed up with me the whole night while i was freaking out, although ive been having constant panic attacks and ive been hallucinating more than i usually do, im really scared of it happening again, its starting to push me off the edge..

Anonymous

I’d say try talking to an adult you trust about it. Your friend may be able to help some, but if it’s this serious you may want to get help from professionals. It can be difficult, but if it helps, it really is worth it to talk to people and get help.

~Rei

hey i rea lly need helklp right now ic ant tthink straight and the voices in my head ar e being horrible and i dont kthnk i can deal witht this much longer im shaking s bad and im crying and i can barely focus on anything an d i dont know who to go to for help right now because everyone i know is asl eep and i have llike 3 bottles of pills at my exposure righ t now nad i ssse every reason to get i over with i dont know what to do i don t wann t to deaml with this anymomre

Anonymous

Oh my god, I’m so sorry I didn’t get this sooner, anon… if you ever need help, call suicide hotlines, or wake people up. If it’s serious, it shouldn’t matter if they were sleeping or doing something else, a life takes precedence. You can always talk to me or any of the other mods if we’re online, and there are scores of support groups across the web… if you want, I can give you links, or you can message off anon and I can give you my personal tumblr. I hope you’re safe.

~Rei

The toxic anon again - I think the main problem is that I don't understand what I'm doing wrong most of the time. Sometimes people don't tell me what I've done wrong until it's happened several times and they're sick of it, and other times they don't tell me at all and leave me to guess. My moirail was one of the latter and even months later I still can't figure out why. I warn everyone I meet that I'm a monster, but no one believes me until it happens to them.

Anonymous

That’s a communication problem, and with some effort, they can be fixed. Just try sitting down and talking with them, calling, IM-ing, just something personal- though I recommend in person- and talk it out as best you can. If you’re the right people for each other to be around, it can always be fixed, and if not, there are always more people and the oncoming future.

I had this same problem- my moirail left me because she felt I wasn’t talking to her anymore, when I thought she was the one not talking. We’re not still friends, after two months of nearly relapsing back into depression on my part, and we’re able to still be friends because we talked everything out and explained what happened, and I’m sure it would have worked while the problem was ongoing as well.

Good communication can be hard, especially if you’re introverted, but it really does pay off. It can take getting used to, but without it, both sides suffer.

~Rei