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How do online forums help you deal with mental disorders, especially the stigma attached to them?

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malakeet

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How do online forums help you deal with mental disorders, especially the stigma attached to them?

I live with GAD & depression. I'm pretty much a recluse, as most people don't understand these issues. There is so much of a stigma attached to mental disorders that I don't like to talk to anyone about it. I've started looking at forums such as this one for information, encouragement, and just hearing how other people like me deal with things. Have online forums helped you with things like this? I appreciate any feedback.
 
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IWILLOBTAINMENTALHEALTH

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:welcome: to the forum. These forums help me. The people here are very supportive and nice.
 
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When i have needed support I have found this forum more than helpful. People are kind and thoughtful and have reached out to me as I do for others now. How have you found it? You don't always get a response but that depends on who is on I suppose.
 
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:welcome: to the forum

I have always found this forum very supportive and it helps me feel less alone with how I feel. I hope it helps you too
 
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I have received support and now I give to others. A very friendly and supportive forum.
 
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I've been on quite a few forums, and this one is by far the best in ways of support and friendly people. It really helps when recovering or trying to overcome struggles, because you know someone is going to listen, respect you and even offer some advice or just comforting words. I hope you feel welcome here!
 
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Hi malakeet,

I think the best thing about MH forums like this is that there are plenty of people who know how it feels to go through similar situations to yours. Although some people who have never suffered are sympathetic and mean well, speaking to someone who has been through what you have gives you that comfort that things can get better, and that you're not alone!x

Much love <3
 
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