There has been some discussion across in the Hangar that it might be an idea to have a thread for discussion/support of mental health issues.
So, here we are. To start the ball rolling, some of you may have seen what I wrote about my experiences at #10 Aaron Francis - The Red Menace
I’ve seen a bit from the carer’s side of things too, but that’s a discussion I’ll leave for another day.
Some suggested guidelines (I’m not a mod, so I can’t make these into actual rules, but anyway…):
- listen before offering opinions. If you’re not a sufferer yourself or close to someone who is, please tread lightly and refrain from spouting unhelpful and simplistic ‘have you tried just thinking happy thoughts?’ sort of cliches around. There are many things about this topic you will not truly comprehend until you experience them personally
- remember everyone is different, What works for you may not help others
- this thread is something like a support group. It is NOT a substitute for professional counseling, therapy, or taking your medications
- what happens in mental health thread, stays in mental health thread. Anyone using anything said in this thread as ammunition in arguments in the politics thread or anything really needs to take a good hard look at themselves. And I hate that I’ve been on the internet long enough that I feel the need to include this line
Take care, people.