Mental Health Advice

I have recently joined an online facebook group that shares their mental health experiences with people from all over the world participating and I must say, it is more helpful to access the group's comments and learn from them than all the years visiting psychiatrists on a monthly basis. I feel that my own problems which are truly not so serious as some, can be better managed when I understand the range of mental health challenges that various people are facing. And for once, people are not putting other people down online for sharing emotions, for admitting they are suicidal and have trouble with medications, that they cannot get along with their family friends or a significant other. If someone is out of line, someone else will make a comment and the group or a moderator has dealt with it, so far. I wish that it was more socially acceptable to have discussions face to face with people about mental health but this allows people to be relatively anonymous while participating, and it is a very supportive group and free.

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Absolutely!

Sep 18, 2019 at 6:44pm

I have a chronic health problem and the medical system has totally failed me. I joined an online support group with thousands of people who are also coping with the same disease, and I learned far more about it in two weeks than I’ve ever learned from my (multiple) doctors. Our so-called “free” health care is presently a complete failure.

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Well done my friend

Sep 18, 2019 at 9:54pm

Good luck to you

Umhummm

Sep 19, 2019 at 5:34am

Facebook..
Well let me share what I found out about facebook privacy.
There is none!!!
Everything you have ever messaged or typed ,any picture and video sent, anything you have deleted from facebook and messenger has also been saved on some fb/ mess. In their big old huge data base somewhere.
Safe they say..
Right
Whatever you have done online is always out there, accessible to anyone.
There is no privacy or anonymous!!
Dont believe it.

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Community saves lives

Sep 19, 2019 at 9:30am

I'm so glad you found a source of support. I'm part of a similar FB group and I regularly cry grateful rather than sad tears at the kindness that strangers are showing each other.

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Thank you! Helpful!

Sep 24, 2019 at 11:07pm

I never even thought of doing this and I’m now on two different forums. So helpful!!!

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