We had a first today. A new member posted a suicide notice after being active on our site for a few days and then closed their account.
We were made aware of it hours after the fact. We used what information we had to lookup the person's location and contacted the local police in that area. We then shared whatever we knew about the person with the police. Who in turn said they would send someone over to check on the person if they could locate them.
Did we do the right thing? I think so. But would privacy advocates feel differently?
Would anyone handle the situation differently?