| Free chat rooms, discussion forums, and support groups for depression, anxiety, bipolar, stress and more.
This free chat room from phobics-awareness.org is operated by and helps people who have Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety, Phobias, Depression, OCD, P.T.S.D, and more.
Healing Well has a number of free discussion forums that provide advice and help for those with anxiety and panic disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome and more.
About.com has a panic disorder and agoraphobia forum that you may want to try.
PsychForums has free discussion boards for nearly every type of disorder or mental health issue you can think of.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance has in-person support groups that are held in cities and towns throughout the U.S.
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You can learn all about various mental health issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, panic and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, and much more at MentalHealth.gov
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Can a Mental Health discussion forum or chat room help you?
Over 25 million Americans cope with mood disorders. They and their families want information and understanding of their mental illness, how it affects them and those around them. It's very helpful to receive support and understanding from those who have lived it. The primary reason for mental health forums is so that people can provide one another with information, encouragement and support.
The people that are in these chatrooms, whether it is an anxiety disorder forum, depression chat room, panic attack forum, anger forum or any mental health chat room, have been in your situation. They know the darkness and helplessness of depression. They know the devastating symptoms of anxiety. They know the anguish of feeling hopeless. They volunteer their time, oftentimes finding it therapeutic, to reach out and help others via these forums and rooms.
The chat rooms and forums above--and others for mental health, depression, anxiety, bipolar, anger, panic, and more--provide an online support group. People also find that chats and forums help motivate them to follow their treatment plan and help you gain a better understanding of your condition and get you through the stigma that society puts on mental illness.
Please keep in mind that forums and chat rooms are not for crisis situations. Please contact a crisis hotline or 211 or 911 if you feel like you are in a crisis. You may also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll free at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and your call will be connected with the nearest crisis center to you. Support groups are not a substitute for professional care.
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