Following a vote (13 in favour out of 15), this is the new thread for talking about anything to do with our own mental health (old thread: How's your depression? the word “depression” is in the title but people have opened up about a myriad of things over time).
I don’t think there are any particular rules or guidelines for posting…the last thread was a really helpful, compassionate place where it felt like everyone was genuinely trying to help each other. Having said that, there are a few points worth highlighting
- It had become universally accepted that things discussed in the previous thread were not to be brought up elsewhere on the boards (or anywhere, for that matter) except by the person disclosing.
- Alongside that…the thread works best as a safe space for discussing mental health struggles (or positive news, which there was also plenty of)…not a place for critical discussion.
- Finally…some things that require describing in this thread (for example graphic violence, suicidal ideation etc.) can be extremely stressful to read. Of course these things are still important to discuss…but if it is anything that might be considered difficult (remembering that many people come here during periods of heightened distress) please stick a content warning on and blur out any relevant text.
If I’ve left anything out or something needs changing, please just let some mods know. I’ll put a link in the old thread so things can gradually migrate over.
The old thread showed a really positive side of DiS, and was great help to me on numerous occasions. I hope this thread can be the same for many others