Good online forums for discussing complicated feelings and comforting others?
December 24, 2012 9:26 PM Subscribe
Are there any particularly good, well-moderated private online communities out there for discussing personal and medical concerns in a safe space?
posted by anonymous to computers & internet (3 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Ask MeFi (anonymous) has often been a great place for this. I'm wondering if there are similar communities I haven't heard about. Basically for people who are at a place in life where they need to reach out to others about personal stuff that may or may not require a professional or physician.
Anyhow, a developer friend and I were thinking about piloting a forum like this just to see if there was any interest. Privacy and non-judgmental environment would be absolutely key. It might be a healthy thing for teens especially who are feeling bullied, insecure, maybe even suicidal.
I have been on forums for this type of discussion, sort of, but they're usually subforums on a forum whose theme is actually something else. I would like this to be more focused. People who need to ask questions or get things off their chest to feel better.
Any links to similar services would be great. But also, any feedback about the concept itself. Thanks!