| Free chat rooms, discussion forums, and support groups for depression, anxiety, anger management, bipolar, stress and more.
This free discussion 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 including help and sympathetic advice for depression, anxiety, anger management, panic disorders, bipolar disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome and more.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance has in-person support groups that are held in cities and towns throughout the U.S.
About.com has a panic disorder and agoraphobia forum that you may want to try.
DailyStrength offers an awesome online Anger Management Support group, as does MDjunction.
PsychForums has free discussion boards and chat for nearly every type of disorder or mental health issue you can think of.
Learn more 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 in these chatrooms, whether a forum to help with various types of anxiety disorders, depression forums, panic attack forum, learning to deal with anger issues bipolar disorder, or any mental health chat room, have been in your situation. They know the darkness and helplessness of depression.
They can share how to see the signs of depression. They know the devastating symptoms of anxiety and how to help you help yourself to overcome anxiety attacks and virtually any type 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, help for 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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