Relatively upbeat mental health forums?
July 30, 2017 12:43 PM   Subscribe

I know this is a lot to ask, but can anyone recommend a relatively upbeat mental health forum (or listserv, etc.)? Fortunately, I'm sort of in the coping stage, so it would be great to hear from others who are sort of trying to make it. Pacifica has a good gratitude board, but there must be some others. Thanks!
posted by 8603 to Health & Fitness (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast might interest you?
posted by WalkerWestridge at 1:00 PM on July 30, 2017 [1 favorite]

Not a mental health forum, but I am a huge fan of the Everybody Has A Brain tumblr. I only wish they updated a LOT more frequently.
posted by VioletU at 3:03 PM on July 30, 2017 [2 favorites]

Try: this
posted by Draccy at 4:44 PM on July 30, 2017 [1 favorite]

Another thought... check FB for groups. There are a lot of private groups that will provide support or allow you to strengthen your esteem by helping others that might need it.

Here's a few that I found:

Anxiety and Depression Support Group

Depression Support Groups
posted by Draccy at 5:10 PM on July 31, 2017 [1 favorite]

My go-to is 7 Cups of Tea. It's peer-based support in the form of one-on-one chats, group chats, and forums for just about every mental illness or situation you might have going on. When I'm logged in as a Listener, a trained peer supporter, I'm talking with strangers about their depression, anxiety, eating disorders, love lives, disabilities, alcoholism, and the list goes on. When I'm logged in as a Member, I'm having trouble with depression, anxiety, disabilities, mania, OCD, and the list goes on.

There are even resources that could lend you some extra coping mechanisms, like self-help guides, Listener-led "classes," and a growth path that's all your own, letting you progress as fast or slow as you'd like.
posted by The Almighty Mommy Goddess at 8:08 PM on August 3, 2017 [3 favorites]

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