any community worthy of its name...
Provides a place and a method for the young to be nurtured, respected, and taken seriously. A young person shouldn't have to figure out what is and isn't "politically correct" before he or she asks a question or requests help. And Andy is right, if a young person is in crisis and experiencing panic of one kind or another it is not fair or realistic to ask them peruse three years worth of threads and posts.
I, for one, don't mind going over the same territory again and again if it will help to save a kid's life (and I think, just for the record that we have saved AT LEAST one life here and who knows how many silent observers). A seperate thread OR a new Forum designated for questions/coaching/mentoring is an excellent idea.