Rules for Our Group on Facebook

Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses is a group on Facebook. We discuss current topics. The administrators post questions often to get the members engaged. In addition to, members are welcome to post blog entries, quotes,articles, and songs that they think the others in the group would enjoy.

However, we have set up some guidelines. If you become a member of this group please read them. We are glad you are a fellow Mental Health Advocate and want to welcome you to our group. The rules of the groups are below.

If you believe someone has broken any of the rules, please do not try and handle it yourself. Message an administrator or email the founder at mhadvocatesunited@gmail.com ATTN: Rules from Groups Violation. We stress again that you do NOT try and take care of it yourself. It is recommended that you stop watching that thread and not posting on it anymore either. We are a community set out to better those who have mental illnesses. Many of our members suffer from a mental illness themselves and are sometimes vulnerable. Please understand and respect that.  Thanks!

From: The Administrators from Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses

RULES FOR MEMBERS

  • Swearing is not permitted.

  • No disrespecting anyone for age, race, sexual orientation, mental illness, disability, gender, views, or any other reason.

  • No personal attacks are permitted.

  • No self-promotion or advertising. EXCEPTIONS: non-profit purposes only.

  • No sexual harassment.

  • Please limit discussion about religion and personal beliefs.

  • This is an advocacy group. Please keep posts related to advocacy.

  • No promotion of other groups or pages without permission.

  • If posting a song, it must have something to do with advocacy or mental illness.

  • No spam

  • Members are allowed to post one picture or quote a week, it is encouraged to be related to mental health advocacy

  • Sharing your blog is permitted, as long as it’s focus is mental health or advocacy

 

 

PERSONAL POSTS

  • Please keep non-advocacy posts to a minimum.

  • Please begin all personal posts with “PERSONAL”.

  • Please be mindful of people’s possible triggers and emotional states. If it is a difficult subject for you to talk about, it’s likely a difficult subject for most people to read about. Please label it “TRIGGER”.

  • Please do not post that you are in crisis or are suicidal. If you are, please go to the ER, call your doctor, or call a suicide hotline.

 

OTHER

  • An administrator will approve all initial postings. Posts not in line with the group rules will not be approved.

  • If you have a problem with someone in the group, please contact an administrator. Do not try and handle it yourself.

  • This group is private so people can talk about their mental illness knowing that what is said in this group will be kept in confidence. Anyone who is caught breaking this confidence will be banned.

 

RULES FOR ADMINISTRATORS

  • Administrators follow the same rules as members. In addition, they have the following rules to adhere to:

 

• When a member makes suicidal statement ask them to please go to the emergency room. If they cannot go to the emergency room, ask them to call their doctor. If they cannot call their doctor refer them to suggested organizations.  

• Do not delete group member’s posts without telling the member why-privately. 

• Do not ban a member from the group without first trying to resolve the situation privately. It requires at least two admins to ban a member. If the person is disrupting the group and another admin can’t be reached, you can remove them from the group and let them know their case is under review. This is to avoid them from further disrupting the group.  

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RULES FOR MEMBERS

  • Swearing is not permitted.

  • No disrespecting anyone for age, race, sexual orientation, mental illness, disability, gender, views, or any other reason.

  • No personal attacks are permitted.

  • No self-promotion or advertising. EXCEPTIONS: non-profit purposes only.

  • No sexual harassment.

  • Please limit discussion about religion and personal beliefs.

  • This is an advocacy group. Please keep posts related to advocacy.

  • No promotion of other groups or pages without permission.

  • If posting a song, it must have something to do with advocacy or mental illness.

  • No spam

  • Members are allowed to post one picture or quote a week, it is encouraged to be related to mental health advocacy

  • Sharing your blog is permitted, as long as it’s focus is mental health or advocacy

 

 

PERSONAL POSTS

  • Please keep non-advocacy posts to a minimum.

  • Please begin all personal posts with “PERSONAL”.

  • Please be mindful of people’s possible triggers and emotional states. If it is a difficult subject for you to talk about, it’s likely a difficult subject for most people to read about. Please label it “TRIGGER”.

  • Please do not post that you are in crisis or are suicidal. If you are, please go to the ER, call your doctor, or call a suicide hotline.

 

OTHER

  • An administrator will approve all initial postings. Posts not in line with the group rules will not be approved.

  • If you have a problem with someone in the group, please contact an administrator. Do not try and handle it yourself.

  • This group is private so people can talk about their mental illness knowing that what is said in this group will be kept in confidence. Anyone who is caught breaking this confidence will be banned.

 

RULES FOR ADMINISTRATORS

  • Administrators follow the same rules as members. In addition, they have the following rules to adhere to: 

• When a member makes suicidal statement ask them to please go to the emergency room. If they cannot go to the emergency room, ask them to call their doctor. If they cannot call their doctor refer them to suggested organizations.  

• Do not delete group member’s posts without telling the member why-privately. 

• Do not ban a member from the group without first trying to resolve the situation privately. It requires at least two admins to ban a member. If the person is disrupting the group and another admin can’t be reached, you can remove them from the group and let them know their case is under review. This is to avoid them from further disrupting the group.  

• Administrators have agreed that if they are in a crisis themselves, they may take a leave of absence.

 

 

 

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