The goal of all interactive pages within the Bipolar World Online community is the comfort and safety of all who choose to participate.
1. Treat each other with respect, treat each other as you would like to be treated yourself. Flaming, hostility or harassment will not be tolerated.
2. Every member is entitled to privacy if he/she chooses. Share only what you feel comfortable sharing.
3. The forum has provided areas for your individual needs, areas for jokes, or lighthearted topics, areas for those struggles that are heavy ... please keep post in the areas provided.
4. If you are suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline(US) at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or if you're in immediate risk of harming yourself or others, call 9-1-1.
5. Difficult or trigger topics such as self-injury, abuse, alcohol, etc. Please add a Trigger to the header of your post. It is important that we remember not to share threatening plans for the safety of others. Instead call for help.
7. No foul language permitted. The admins will warn and remove words that are offensive. Continued use can cause you to be banned.
8. As non-professionals we cannot and must not give medical advice including encouraging people to change and/or add a medication etc.
9. We reserve the right to remove or ban you from the forum for violating any of the above guidelines or for any other behavior which is deemed to be inappropriate for our forum.
10. Be mindful not to engage in controversial subject matter which fuels debate and/or outright arguments. Examples of this type of subject matter is religion, politics, etc. Everyone has their own opinions and/or beliefs. Please be respectful.
11. Finally, we retain the right to update and revise these guidelines as we see fit.