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Psychlinks Self-Help & Mental Health Support Forum FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

Forum FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Here you can find answers to questions about how the vBulletin forum software works. Use the links below or the search box above to find your way around.

vBulletin CMS

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Basic Forum Rules and Principles

The overriding principle of the Psychlinks Forum is to ensure that this is a safe place where all members show sensitivity to, respect for, and support for other forum members. In accordance with this policy, all new member registrations require a valid email address which can be verified or confirmed, as well as activation by an Administrator.

To avoid triggering other forum members, please note the following primary rules:

  • DO NOT POST GRAPHIC OR DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF PLANS FOR OR ACTS OF SELF-INJURY OR SUICIDE.
  • DO NOT POST GRAPHIC OR DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF ACTS OF VIOLENCE OF ANY KIND.
  • DO NOT POST MESSAGES ADVOCATING OR ENCOURAGING SUICIDE OR SELF-HARM.
  • DO NOT POST MESSAGES ADVOCATING OR ENCOURAGING ANOREXIA OR BULIMIA.

In addition, the following are expressly prohibited on this Forum:

  • POSTS THAT ARE ANTI-PSYCHIATRY OR ANTI-MEDICINE IN NATURE (there are other forums where you can engage in such debates -- this is not one of them).
  • POSTS THAT ADVISE ANY MEMBER OR PEOPLE IN GENERAL NOT TO TAKE MEDICATION PRESCRIBED BY A LICENSED PHYSICIAN OR NOT TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER ADVICE GIVEN BY A LICENSED PHYSICIAN OR OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL (remember that only the individual's physician or primary therapist is likely to know the full medical or personal or family history of that individual).

Any and all advice provided on this forum is intended as general information for the membership and/or any visitors to this site and should never be construed as a substitute for or a contradiction of medical advice from your own physicians, who are in a position to know your full medical history. It should be emphasized that we do not provide online diagnoses at Psychlinks and we do not permit members to diagnose other members. Only a qualified physician or mental health professional (1) with the legal authority to diagnose and (2) who is in a position to evaluate your history and current symptoms can provide you with a diagnosis.

Any and all advice provided on this forum is intended as general information for the membership and/or any visitors to this site and should never be construed as a substitute for or a contradiction of medical advice from your own physicians, who are in a position to know your full medical history.

Additionally, please note that all members are expected to treat other members with courtesy and respect. Profanity, insults, personal attacks on other members, or harrassment of other members in any form will not be tolerated and may result in being banned from the forum. The Golden Rule -- Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You -- is a good general basis for forum decorum.

Finally, please note that spam or blatant self-promotion will not be tolerated. Such posts will be deleted and will probably result in the member being banned.

Please ensure that you read the Complete Forum Rules before posting. Your use of this forum indicates that you have read, understood, and accepted the Psychlinks Forum Rules.

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