This is going to be an odd post to make, gonna go ahead and state that, and this will also be very hard to try and word it in a way you guys understand. This has never been an issue on the server before and while only a handful may be contributing to make it an issue I feel like the community needs to be aware of these issues too.
We’re all people in life with our struggles trying to make it through the day. Some of us are teens and preteens juggling making our parents happy, keeping grades up, and avoiding school drama. Others of us are struggling to keep a happy face during our part time jobs and college classes. Some of us are even full fledged adults getting on to relax after wrangling their own kids all day. And some of us just have the unspoken struggles.
All of those struggles can be what really makes LunarVale a fantastic outlet to just relax and be ourselves, throw our worries to the creepers and just make neat shit. However it must be said LunarVale and the community/staff are not certified psychologists.
I’m urging strongly that if you have more stressful issues going on in your life that you make your parents or siblings aware of this more than you tell other players on Minecraft. Telling a friend on Minecraft may be a good outlet for venting but again, we’re not psychologists on the server, you are subject to getting bad advice. Not everyone knows how to offer good advice. I myself can find it hard to offer advice on something I’ve never experienced.
Also as a person who does get to read all messages sent, like all current staff members, I also urge that it’s better to keep some mystery about yourself. Some of you reveal way too much. This is a Minecraft server, keep conversations as Minecraft related as possible.
I’m not saying you can't talk about non-Minecraft things at all, I know a good conversation flow can cover multiple topics, but I do ask you don't get too personal about yourself in global chat or messages.
The daily motions of life can be very overwhelming, I understand that very much. That's why if you are having issues you’d like to discuss there are plenty of outlets. You can message me or any staff and we will help you as much as we can. I also want to leave a list of hotlines that can help more than we could too.
You're not alone, you can talk with someone.
It happens to a lot of people but that doesn't mean it should.
There is nothing wrong with expressing how you see yourself.
Sometimes you just need to talk it out with a qualified stranger.
http://www.crisistextline.org Text HOME to 741-741
With all of this said I'd also like to link again our internet safety thread as a friendly reminder to keep some mystery to yourself.