Wow we've got a lot more people voting now, I didn't realise
For moderating more closely — something to add,
I have serious concerns about people's wellbeing, and safety.
There are serious matters, some people find the forum a place for talking with friends who understand, but there are cases where I can't decide if it would be more help overall to suggest external support.
I know it's probably clear to outsiders that I should suggest external resources, since we clearly don't have the capacity/professional qualification to deal with issues, but for the people who I feel need the help, they might be really reluctant about it and want to stay here.
I'm torn on how to help — wait, I just thought of something at the moment. I can do both — I can suggest external help but if they find it helps to continue here, they can too... well I suppose, I know there's content that really borders on not being appropriate as being seen by others, but then the people who need help need to talk about it. Maybe making it private if it's that urgent, I guess..?
Sorry I don't think this belonged here but there are people who I'm really worried about...
I guess to me it seemed to relate because I really wasn't aware of some discussions in general topics in the past.