So very sorry to hear this new of the passing of User:Danveg. Thanks for sharing this very sad news -- as well as the available resources -- with us, Pine, Pax, and James.
Katy On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 8:35 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello colleagues, > > Michal Lester from Wikimedia Israel and Tsipi Erann from Wikiwomen recently > sent an email to the Gendergap mailing list regarding the passing of > User:Danveg. > https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/gendergap/2017-January/006453.html. > Condolences to her family and friends. A memorial project has been > established on Hebrew Wikipedia at > https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%95%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%99%D7%A4 > %D7%93%D7%99%D7%94:%D7%9E%D7%A4%D7%92%D7%A9%D7%99%D7%9D/% > D7%9E%D7%A4%D7%92%D7%A9%D7%99_%D7%95%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%99_%D7% > A0%D7%A9%D7%99%D7%9D/DanVeg_Memorial_Trans_Project > . > > I would like to remind all of us that there may be people in our community > who are experiencing personal difficulties or distress, and that > professional resources may be available to assist. As with many situations, > I think that getting help before a situation becomes a crisis is > preferable, and I would encourage people to take the courageous step to do > so. Emotional support from friends and family, professional counseling, and > medicines may all be helpful in helping someone. The Mayo Clinic provides a > resource called "Depression: Supporting a family member or friend": > http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in- > depth/depression/ART-20045943. > Quoting the Mayo Clinic page: "People with depression may not recognize or > acknowledge that they're depressed. They may not be aware of signs and > symptoms of depression, so they may think their feelings are normal. All > too often, people feel ashamed about their depression and mistakenly > believe they should be able to overcome it with willpower alone. But > depression seldom gets better without treatment and may get worse. With the > right treatment approach, the person you care about can get better." If you > or someone you know is in distress, or is frequently sad, then I would > encourage reaching out for professional support. > > In the circumstance that an on-wiki situation does become an emergency, > includes a threat of harm, *or* if someone discusses harm and you aren't > sure how serious the threat is, English Wikipedia has the following > resource, which includes information about how to Wikipedians are > encouraged to respond if someone on-wiki appears to be suicidal: > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Responding_to_threats_of_harm. > Alternatively, if an off-wiki situation appears to be an emergency, > includes a threat of harm, *or* includes a threat that you don't know how > to evaluate, then please contact the local emergency services. > > Sometimes life is stressful and sad for almost everyone. If you or someone > you know is overwhelmed, frequently feels sad or discouraged, or is > distressed, then please reach out for professional support. Rather than > attempting to go through the dark night alone, or if you see someone else > who is struggling with their challenges, please ask for help. > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brosen_sunrise.jpg > > Regards, > > Pine > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik > i/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>