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  1. About The Community

    1. Announcements

      Announcements concerning the community are posted here.

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    2. Feedback

      Post feature requests, complaints and comments here.

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    3. Urgent Need

      Post here when you are in crisis RIGHT NOW, and need peer support as quickly as possible.

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    4. Recommended

      A place to post recommendations about helpful self-help resources you've encountered, including web links, books, articles, tools, etc.

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    5. the Lounge

      The rest of the forums here are so serious! We need a place to kick back and not be so serious. This is the place ...

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  2. New Members Post Here

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  3. Mental Help

    1. General Support

      The place to post if your post doesn't fit anywhere else.

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    2. General Coping

      Appleby's suggestion; a place to talk about, list out, describe, store, and reference positive coping strategies that members find helpful.

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    3. Psychotherapy and other Treatments

      This is a place to discuss psychotherapy, psychiatric medication and other treatments independently of any specific problem that you might be facing. Use this forum to describe your therapy treatment story, or ask questions about therapy and treatment processes.

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    4. Depression

      A place to talk about regular unipolar forms of depression (such as major depression, and dysthymia) and how depressive symptoms affect your life.

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    5. Anxiety

      A place to talk about anxiety disorders (phobias, panic , PTSD, OCD, GAD, etc.) and how such problems interfere with your life.

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    6. Schizophrenia and Psychosis

      A place to talk about Schizophrenia and related conditions where psychosis is a problem, and how these conditions affect your life.

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    7. Eating Disorders

      A place to talk about eating disorders, including Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating and all the issues and symptoms that come with these problems.

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    8. Abuse & Bullying

      A place to talk about abuse and bullying taking any form (sexual, physical, emotional, verbal, neglect) and how it has affected you.

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    9. Bipolar Disorder

      A place to talk about mood cycling between depression and mania in all its various forms and how this affects your life.

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    10. Attention Deficit (ADHD)

      A place to talk about attention deficit problems affecting children, adults and families.

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    11. Addictions and Impulse Problems

      A place to talk about things having to do with addictions: substance abuse and alcohol problems, recovery, AA and twelve step programs, and impulsive behaviors such as problem gambling, problem internet use, etc.

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    12. Sexuality Issues

      A place to talk about sexual issues, including performance and lack of desire issues, fetishes, sexual addictions & compulsive pornography use and the impact of these issues on self-esteem and relationships

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    13. Self-Injury

      A place to talk about self-injury such as occurs when people cut, burn or otherwise damage themselves without intent to end their lives

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    14. Personality Issues

      A place to talk about personality styles and disorders (borderline, narcissistic, antisocial, dependent, obsessive-compulsive, etc.) and how these affect people and relationships.

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    15. Relationship Problems

      A place to talk about relationship difficulties such as how hard it is to make relationships work.

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    16. Grief Issues

      A place to talk about the experience of grief and/or bereavement, and the painful process of adjusting to the loss of someone or something you love

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    17. General Parenting

      A place for parents to help one another with the challenging task of raising healthy, happy children.

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    18. Aging

      A place to talk about issues related to aging, and care-giving of elders.

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  4. Special Topics

    1. Virginity

      A place for people to talk frankly and honestly about the strong emotions that surround virginity (the desire to preserve it and/or the desire to get it over with)

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    2. Small Penis Syndrome

      A forum exclusively devoted to serious discussion of the intense emotions, shame and social complications associated with Small Penis Syndrome (SPS).

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    3. Cognitive Reframing Help

      Cognitive Therapy involves 1) identifying irrational thoughts that cause anxiety, depression, etc., and then disputing them to make them less harmful. However, it's hard to learn how to do this. Post a single thought here you'd like help with disputing and the community will help you take it apart.

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    4. Living with People Diagnosed with a Mental Illness

      A place to talk about issues that come up when you live with someone who has a mental illness. (formerly limited to children; now expanded)

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    5. Sanctuary and Spirituality

      A place for members of any faith to offer compassion, support and wisdom to each other. This forum is not intended for debate and is not centered on religious talk.

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