I am back in town after a crazy day of traveling across the country with a pregnant wife and a toddler (good times). Sorry to be away from my blog for a few days, but my ability to get online was a bit sporadic during my trip.
I’ve had a chance to think about the recent thread a lot and discuss it with some of my superiors (for those of you just joining the discussion, there were some pretty serious suicide-related posts there over the last few days).
Here’s the conclusion – a public forum such as my blog is not the place to have a discussion on highly serious issues such as suicide. I respect the sentiments of the original poster, and am blown away by the humanity of this community in response to his/her post. Thank you all, so very much. But an admissions blog just isn’t the right place.
“….”, I would really like to try to help however I can. I am hoping that you will consider contacting me non-publicly – my email is benjones at mit dot edu. If I am not able to help, I will find someone who can.
All, I am sorry to have to remove or edit parts of that thread. But this blog is what it is, and Matt & I have to stay within certain parameters or risk losing our blogs altogether. Thanks for understanding.
“….”, my thoughts are with you. Please send email if I can help.