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Being part of a community can give us strength that we sometimes can’t find on our own.
Communities can help us build resilience, overcome isolation, and begin to chart a path toward a more joyful future. We hope Option B groups will help you find people who can support you through the challenges you’re facing.
We welcome posts that are focused on helping members build resilience, including:
It is important that conversations around the sensitive topics discussed in Option B groups are productive and respectful. We ask all members to follow our Community Fundamentals:
We do not allow the following:
While Option B encourages the sharing of all stories, we ask that all stories be shared in a text format within our groups. Personally recorded or live videos, of any kind, are not allowed as our goal is to make sure that our community members are not confronted or triggered with content that they don’t first agree to read on their own accord.
We strive to be fair, but we reserve the right to suspend accounts or remove posts, without notice and for any reason, to protect our community. Our small team of admins moderates the groups daily, and will respond to flagged posts and comments within a 24 hour period. If you see anyone violating our Community Guidelines or behaving in a way that makes you uncomfortable, please report the post using Facebook’s reporting tool.
Option B Facebook groups are closed; only members can see posts to the group. However, non-members can see who is in the group and request to join. For more details, read Facebook's group privacy settings. To learn more about maintaining your own privacy on Facebook, read the Technology Safety Guide from Facebook and the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
Option B Facebook groups are intended for peer-to-peer support and are not moderated by licensed professionals. The other groups highlighted on optionb.org are independent; they are not run by OptionB.Org.
For expert support, visit one of the organizations listed here. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate help, please reach out to Crisis Text Line by texting OPTION to 741741, call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or to find a hotline outside of the U.S., contact Befrienders at www.befrienders.org.
OptionB.Org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people build resilience in the face of adversity—and giving them the tools to help their family, friends, and community build resilience. At optionb.org, you can read and share personal stories, join groups for solidarity and support, and find expert information and resources.
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