When you want support through something scary or rough, and help pulling yourself together and getting through, this is the place.
We ask that users looking for general, ongoing emotional support post in this area of the boards, and that you use this space to both ask for, give and receive that support primarily from each other, rather than from our staff and volunteers. As a staff, we simply are often too overextended with all we need to do in running the organization and its services to do that for extended periods of time, and one of our main aims of our community at the boards has always been to facilitate peers to better be there for each other.
Users often report that they have no in-person peers they can talk to or seek support from: we want this to be a space for online peer support and somewhere everyone can get some practice asking for, getting and giving support so that doing it with people in your lives feels more doable.
Please remember that neither staff, volunteers nor your fellow users can provide or replace mental healthcare when that is something you need. Users struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, abuse or physical health issues are strongly encouraged to seek out qualified, in-person help with those issues in addition to peer or staff support.
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so I need to go to the mental hospital BUT there is a quarantine cause of coronavirus and people are locked in a hospital department,can't have visits,can't go outside,people would steel my cigarettes,contact to staff is minimal,my docotor won't be there probably.....I just don't know what to do.
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Hi IAmScared. Unfortunately, the situation right now with coronavirus means that a lot of things around healthcare are going to be different for a while in a lot of places.
In some spots, there are other ways to get in touch with your doctor other than face to face (in a clinic or hospital). If your doctor has a phone number you can call, you might be able to check in with them on the phone instead of seeing them in person or going to the hospital.
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