We have been getting a small but significant number of questions where one or more of the people in the stated situation need professional help. The IPS.SE community apparently had come to a consensus on an earlier meta question that such questions should be closed as being beyond the scope of this site.
Note: This was clarified by @Catija's comment under an answer to @Tinkeringbell's later question referenced here, which I quote:
This question isn't asking whether we should close them or not... that question is here. We have, as a site, already decided that these questions should be closed. If you'd like to add to that conversation by voicing your opinions on that question, please do so but as of right now, we've already decided they're off topic. This is asking whether we should use one of our custom close reasons for it. – Catija♦ Oct 3 at 22:23
So @Tinkeringbell asked this most pertinent meta question:
After some discussion and a few answers (including mine, supporting OP's proposal, assuming that OP was actually asking for this custom close reason) this question seems to have become dormant without leading to a particular conclusion.
13 upvoters have agreed with OP so far and none voted against yet.
I am certain that we need that custom close reason. 'Off topic' is not specific enough because such questions are not so obviously off-topic and many people have posted meta questions asking why the question was closed as off topic. Protracted debates have resulted in some cases and wasted the energy of multiple users. So our custom close reason needs to spell it out that we are closing the Q because professional help is required, which is beyond the scope of this website.
So what should be the exact wording of that close reason?
This was my suggestion on the earlier question:
The problem described in this question needs professional help which is beyond the scope of this website. Kindly contact the appropriate professionals for help in your local area.
Please discuss this wording, vote on it and suggest improvements.
I would also like to know what is the site decision on the matter in question and what action can we expect in terms of getting the 'needs professional help' custom close reason?