Linked Questions

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Where do we draw a line for 'needs professional help'?

So, in the past, we voted to close How to help my girlfriend get her confidence back? as 'needing professional help'. My stance on that question was that it needed to be closed as 'needs professional ...
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3answers
570 views

Should we allow answers to make potential diagnoses?

I have a lot of experience - several years professionally - with mental illness and drug addiction. Twice (that I can recall), I have made potential diagnoses in my answers regarding people the OP is ...
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6answers
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Questions about how to respond to illegal activity

These questions don't seem like they are a good fit for the site, as the only valid answer is to call the authorities. There are no interpersonal skills involved in that. Should they be closed as ...
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Let's start working on our help center “what to ask” text!

Within the next couple of weeks we are likely to have moderators who can edit the various parts of the site, including our "On Topic" page and our three custom "off topic" close ...
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4answers
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Should we get a custom close reason for 'needs professional help'?

As a site about interpersonal skills, we attract a lot of questions about dealing with persons with a mental health issue, or about people that are having trouble with their own interpersonal skills ...
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3answers
299 views

How to handle ips questions by people with “mental disorder”?

When i read this question, I realized this sensitive scenario. The asker says he has some kind of autism (just used as an example here). Under normal circumstances I would post an answer, but to be ...
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2answers
414 views

How should we respond to questions where the OP needs professional help?

Some of the questions that have been asked here show that the OP would benefit from professional help. In some cases the questions are unspecific while in others, it's clear from reading the question ...
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1answer
359 views

Risk of suicide by family member question on hold should have some sort of official comment

I'm very confused about the moderation on the question about a family member at risk of suicide. It's on hold, but there is no official comment or answer attached. I had some layperson training (...
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2answers
235 views

Can we use custom close reasons more often for “off-topic” questions?

If you've been around for a bit, you have probably noticed that we close a lot of questions! Sometimes the default close reasons are fine, but we've also developed a few guidelines that can feel ...
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3answers
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How do we handle questions like this?

Why do people run on the pedestrian crossing? This was asked today, and I voted to close it as off-topic initially because, in my opinion, it doesn't involve any interpersonal skills. Working from ...
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2answers
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Hiring a lawyer is not legal advice

I see a lot of answer advising to hire a lawyer. This is not an interpersonal solution. Interpersonal solutions should be exhausted before someone spends money hiring a lawyer and inevitably gaining ...