Hello! Welcome to the group! Hope you are all having a good day! We would like to give you some general information and guidelines that will better aid us in providing a welcoming and supportive atmosphere in our group. We wish for this group to be a source of support to all. It is always unfortunate when someone leaves us and loses that potential source of support, and it is just as unfortunate when a group member does not feel comfortable posting due to this situation. We wish to avoid those situations when at all possible. Please remember that everyone here is looking for support, comfort, validation, and information that will help them get through the day. We are a support group, and we exist to help others who are dealing with some very difficult circumstances and situations. Ultimately, this group will only be as good as its members decide it will be. Please be kind and respectful to one another.
When responding to posts, please try to keep in mind that people are struggling and doing their very best to get by. Your support and helpful comments are much appreciated, but we ask that you refrain from posting comments that are hurtful or off-topic. (If you have an issue that does not directly relate to the original post, please consider creating your own, separate post.) Please do your very best to avoid drama, confrontation, and any actions that only serve to escalate a conflict. With due consideration to the previous statement, we also try very hard not to prohibit members from posting whatever they feel the need to express, in whatever way they wish to express it.
Please do not harass, stalk, threaten, or target people in this group for fundraisers, “gofundme” ads, and similar endeavors. Please refrain from targeting people in posts and through private messages. Engaging in such behavior will result in immediate removal from the group. We take our members’ privacy very seriously. Please do not share anyone’s personal information or posts outside of this group without the original poster’s permission.
Please refrain from engaging in any sort of political discussion. Politicking in any form is prohibited on this site. This is a traditional support group, and we ask that you abide by this stipulation.
We want this group to be a welcoming and safe place for all to come and share their concerns, joys, heartaches, questions, and helpful information. We ask only that you are kind to one another and that you do your very best to strengthen the bonds between us.
If you have additional questions or concerns, or if you believe any other group member is being harassed, threatened, or abused, please do not hesitate to contact me by private message. Thank you so much for your cooperation!