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Posted on Sep 30, 2020
Chris Meek
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Chris Meek wrote, "According to research conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, if individuals feel comfortable with their surroundings and feel a sense of belonging they are more likely to place a greater emphasis on maintaining overall health."
These are hollow words when Rally Point allows cyber-bullying by admin, rather than addressing issues in a helpful way. VA sends veterans to this site to deal with PTSD, depression, stress management and other issues because of the camaraderie that the VA financially supports this site to provide. When administrator SSG (Join to see) was told of the harm his actions are doing to veterans his response showed me disregard for the important subject brought up by this thread. When experts in various fields explain how he is wrong, he takes a defensive attitude, instead of apologizing for his egregious errors and learning from his mistakes. Obviously RP admin needs some training in the area of suicide prevention. Any member of admin who continues to harm veterans through their cyber-bullying should immediately resign their position, and perhaps even be permanently barred from Rally Point as a step towards suicide prevention. But NO, from my seat in the peanut gallery it appears rather than removing offending members, they stick together to perpetuate the problem. To demonstrate this, I am tagging members of admin. That way you can see if they jump in to defend or justify the behaviors of Dickhoff, rather than removing a festering sore from this site. I suggest that listed members of admin that refuse to police admin itself, should also resign and be replaced by individuals that more accurately reflect the make-up of the RP Community -- such as gender, branch of service, active duty, civilians, military retirees and other veterans. Remove those members of admin that have their names listed but do nothing at all and replace them with qualified individuals with advance degrees that put them in position to help with suicide prevention, such as SPC Nancy Greene, rather than exacerbating the problem.
LTC Kevin B. SGT Ben Keen SFC James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4" LTC (Join to see) SPC Elijah J. Henry, MBA CSM David Heidke CPT Laurie D. CMSgt Mark Schubert SrA Edward Vong SFC (Join to see) PO3 Bob McCord SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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SGT Robert Pryor
SGT Robert Pryor
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PO3 Bob McCord - Lovin' it! Hey, you have my email address. We won't let a third party's incompetence come between us. You and I will continue the fight to protect veterans from the scourge of suicide and depression, even when others demonstrate a total disregard for this just cause.
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PO3 Bob McCord
PO3 Bob McCord
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Nope!
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PO2 Lawrence Janiec
PO2 Lawrence Janiec
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This is just how the world is today. I've seen it in many MANY communities. I have started distancing myself from many online games I used to enjoy because the online community is full of toxic people / bullies / etc. (and in one game, sexual predators) and it usually seems like when someone stands up to the bullies, the person standing up to the bully is punished and not the actual bully. It's like Old Boy's Club for toxic people. But seriously, you would think that in a community populated by a large number of people who have a high rate of suicide to begin with that these toxic people would show some good taste, but I've seen several times where someone is having a tough time and it's like blood in the water.

On another post a while back, someone was calling a Veteran with PTSD a liar and pretty much just being overly abusive to this Veteran and my reply was wondering if the person who was being abusive (and oddly enough, that SSG you tagged might have been the person in question, since the name sounds familiar) was TRYING to push the Veteran to suicide so that he could claim a "Confirmed Kill" and/or make another notch on his belt if the person he was abusing actually kills himself.
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SGT Robert Pryor
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PO2 Lawrence Janiec - You definitely described the incident. On a different thread the little boy actually said if people with PTSD have trouble with his playground bully behavior they should not be on Rally Point. I have a pretty strong opinion about who does belong here, and it certainly is not a vet with PTSD due to their military experiences. VA sponsors this web sites and sends veterans here. I am on a VA mailing list and at least once a week I get an email from VA encouraging participation on Rally Point.
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SPC Nancy Greene
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Chris Meek, I commend you for providing this information and definitely agree with increasing awareness and education. I would also add the connection between PTSD and suicide is a pertinent point in this discussion. In addition, cyber bullying can be more detrimental in some cases...I think SGT Robert Pryor, PO3 Bob McCord, SP5 (Join to see), PO3 Phyllis Maynard, SPC Randy Z., and many others might have comments on this topic.
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SPC Nancy Greene
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Glad things got better for you Bob!PO3 Bob McCord
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PO3 Bob McCord
PO3 Bob McCord
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SPC Nancy Greene - I think it eventually did for most of us. But it took a lot of time and not being very nice to a lot of people for a few years.
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It is truly amazing how many RP members who have different opinions will respond in a caustic manner. I come here for the camaraderie and good banter. Those without the requisite decorum, I just don't have time for and would rather just block them.
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SP5 Infantryman
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We need some of his guidance for this site...
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I have responded in kind before; one death is one death too many.
Chris Meek
The phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is the following: [login to see] .
Please, kindly, press the Number One (1) for: Active Duty troops; and, for Veterans.
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