I think this recent question gives a nice example of why the self-help close message needs to be adjusted: https://cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/9698/why-would-someone-act-out-scenes-of-perceived-abuse-from-past-events
In my opinion, the reasons for closing a self-help question are:
- Answers are too localized to an individual
- It's a bad idea to give medical advice in this format
The linked question fits both of these issues. The only reason it's not a self-help question is because it's not asked about the OP, but someone the OP knows.
Right now, there are 4 close votes, so it's likely this question will be closed. However, I think we could make the closing process for these types of questions more efficient if we changed the "self-help" close option to something more generic that covered the two points above.
Should we change the self-help close message? If yes, what should we change it to?