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Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation

We help people suffering emotional pain & despair by providing practical medically-based information and advice without embarrassment and with complete anonymity to those who are geographically or emotionally isolated: at any hour of the day or night deterring action until further help can be obtained if necessary; anonymous without embarrassment never engaged We provide concrete practical actions to reduce the emotional pain & despair.

We provide avenues of immediate assistance to those with thoughts of suicide and raising community awareness. We request that you do not talk to the media representing this group.

Facebook Group Rules

Please read this before posting. The purpose of this group is for awareness, support and discussion. Opinions are welcome. There may be a time in the group when the moderators will ask for your cooperation to maintain a safe environment for all members. The moderators have the right to reserve judgment on what may or may not be triggering or appropriate. If you are asked to refrain from something, please remember that the moderators have the members of this groups best interest in mind and at heart. Feel free to discuss any requests with the team by emailing Be aware that anyone can read your posts.

The Basic Rule of the Group:

Group Ethos

Do no Harm, Promote no Harm.

The Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation (ASPF) is a pro-life peer-to-peer support forum for people in crisis and support for people grieving or struggling. We support healthy concepts of recovery. We do not allow anyone to share methods on how to harm themselves. We do not allow members to provide knowledge or the means for anyone to harm themselves or others in any way nor do we allow anything that is illegal in Australia. Membership of ASPF is a privilege, not a right. If you cannot abide by the group guidelines, this privilege will be removed.

The Rules ASPF is moderated by adults who are volunteers. Identity and your privacy Do not post personal contact information on this group. It will be deleted if you do. Do not impersonate any member of the public.

Content of Posts, Relationships, Support and Respect Do not try to make people feel excluded or disrespect someones journey or opinions. If you feel the need to express your opinion or disagree with another persons ideas or comments, do so courteously without resorting to personal attacks. This is a supportive space so please treat people with respect and compassion. No bullying or verbal abuse will be tolerated. No Trolling or Spamming. In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. Do not post messages that are deliberately offensive, disrespectful, argumentative, discriminatory or sexual in nature. Do not post any material that is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, hateful, obscene, threatening, invasive of another persons privacy or anything that violates any laws.

There is to be no cybering (cybering is like phone sex but over the internet), it is not appropriate and is not welcome here. If we catch an adult grooming a minor we WILL report the adult to the authorities. No posting of suicide methods or suicide notes. No posting of messages threatening suicide or self-harm. These will be deleted and the relevant authorities will be notified to ensure your safety. No posting of triggering posts. We respect the right to not publish comments that we believe will trigger others. These include but are not limited to content that promotes or glorifies self harm, encourages individuals to embrace eating disorders or encourages suicide over seeking help and counseling. We do support comments that allow for discussion and that also support and encourage recovery from mental illnesses. You can write comments that document your experience with mental illnesses provided these do not breach other rules and conditions located in this document.

Advertising & Copyright ASPF is not the place for fundraising, experiments, research studies or advertising activities. Any such requests will be deleted unless approved by the ASPF committee. Do not post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this Facebook page.

Facebook Consent & Disclaimer

None of the moderators or members is here as trained therapists in any way. This group is no substitute for professional help, so we urge you to consult a doctor, counselling line or therapist regarding treatment, medication or the like. While the author(s) make every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information on this site, it should not be relied upon as a substitute for a proper and correct diagnosis of any particular condition. This information should not be regarded as providing medical advice or suggested treatment, which of course can only be decided by your own health care professional. The information on this website is provided on the precondition that any person accessing the website undertakes the responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. The author(s) will not be responsible for any loss or damage, however arising, as a consequence of any persons reliance thereon. Further, no responsibility is accepted for any information which may appear on any linked websites. We neither endorse nor are responsible for any opinion, advice, information or statement made or displayed on this site by third parties, nor are we responsible for any errors or omissions in such postings, or for hyperlinks embedded in messages. Under no circumstances are we liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained on this Facebook. All images, videos, audio files and any other material subject to copyright is and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of its respective owner(s) and is reproduced herein only to the extent allowed by any applicable law. NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. References will be given when appropriate. If you hold the rights to any such material and object to its use please contact and said material shall be removed promptly upon reasonable and effective notice. By accessing this Facebook page you agree to, fully understand and accept these above conditions.