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What are our policies regarding self-harm and suicide?

What should I do as a Moderator when I encounter situations regarding self-harm and suicide?
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Closure and holding posts off-topic [duplicate]

With questions like this one there is the facility to flag to close as off-topic but with this type of question (requests for information on suicide without pain) there is no question in this vein ...
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Stack Overflow 2020 Q1&2 Company Commitments Report Card

Five months ago, Teresa Dietrich posted an introduction and a mission statement of sorts, laying out some admissions of past failures, and intentions for the new year. This was followed by two ...
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How to responsibly direct users with serious mental health issues?

I am not talking about people with borderline personality or spectrum disorder issues (like rudeness), rather behaviours like paranoia and depression. A recent question on Ask Ubuntu highlighted that ...
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Let's have a formal way for mods to contact the Community Team about suicidal users in chat

There was recently an incident where a user entered a chat room I was in and made remarks that indicated that they might be suicidal. Obviously, we moderators are usually not at all capable of ...
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Reporting a poster planning to commit a crime

Someone just posted a (hopefully bad-taste joke) question on maximizing the damage of a school shooting to Academia.SE (since deleted). I flagged for moderator attention, but this made me wonder: Is ...
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Where do I find the official guidance that I can link to regular users about handling posts from apparently suicidal users?

This came up again recently, with a post from an apparently suicidal user. In this case, the problem was exacerbated by the post itself including profanity/cursing too, which is usually cleaned up ...
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Stack Exchange Moderator FAQ

As per the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites, this FAQ will serve the following purposes: To be the canonical reference for moderators across the Stack Exchange sites for things that are beyond question (...
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What are our options for safeguarding a minor asking about potentially dangerous activities?

I saw a post on Travel Stack Exchange by a minor and tried to respond as best I could, but I'm concerned it may be something beyond the remit of the Q&A format here. If any admins could take a ...
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As a normal user, how should I act on posts showing a severe level of paranoia or signs of other mental problems? [duplicate]

As a normal, unprivileged user, I wonder what I should do if I encounter a post on any SE site which contains signs of severe mental health problems like paranoia or persecution mania, but not ...
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User with suicidal ideation, welfare of user and young readers. Filter?

About an hour ago by this time, a user with clear suicidal ideation posted on Medical Sciences: [........... preamble] loneliness [....] This is my own decision taken myself [....] I want to die in ...
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Downvoted but accepted and possibly good answer, how to alert future readers?

In order to understand my question better, consider the following scenario OP asks a question, makes it clear specifically what he/she is looking for. Gets say 5 answers, 4 of them were irrelevant ...
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