Description

My Support Forum is an online free community focused on providing support to people dealing with mental health issues. The community offers psychological support to help you cope with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship problems, among others.

You can access the platform as a guest and view the community in its limited form. But once you register, you will be able to start interacting with others and participating in the full experience. Additionally, there is a huge list of different options when it comes to choosing what mental health issue you want to focus on. The community asks you to answer honestly so they can provide better help.

In the community's calendar, you will find other members' birthdays and other special events (such as Q&As with experts). These are usually open spaces to ask any question you would like to the expert. Additionally, there are six big topics to discuss in different online forums. Each category has plenty of subcategories to explore. For instance, you can go to the Mental Health Support forum and choose from 20 diverse subtopics. Some of them are addictions, anxiety, panic, and phobias.

Members commonly use the forums to ask questions, request advice, and interact with like-minded people going through similar issues. It's a supportive space to vent or to just find a friendly ear that is willing to listen.

Details

  • Membership
    Free Community
  • Year Founded
    2001
  • Founders
  • Amount of members
    78,800
  • Online Group
    Yes
  • Online Platform
    Own Platform
  • Job board
    No
  • Language
    English
  • Method
    Virtual
Benefits

Find like-minded peers:
The community allows you to find people around the world dealing with similar issues. You can interact with them, read their stories and see how they are coping.

Find professional support:
Talk with an expert about your situation. All experts in My Support Forum are friendly volunteers willing to help. They can provide exceptional support and relevant advice when you need it.

Participate in special events:
Bring your questions, ideas, and experiences to the special Q&As with doctors. You will have the chance to talk with different experts and receive answers to your most pressing mental health questions.

Keep track of your mood:
By using My Support Forum's Mood Tracker you will keep a record of how your mood fluctuates daily. This will help you identify your emotions and feelings to better deal with them.

Requirements

No requirements.

Place

Meetings

The community offers a bi-monthly discussion on the forum "Anxiety and Depression Support". This is done every second Thursday at 8 PM EST, cohosted by two experienced moderators. It lasts an hour and is focused on answering questions or telling experiences related to anxiety and depression.

Learning Events

The community has a monthly Q&A session with Dr. John in the Auditorium chatroom. This event is open to discussing any issues related to mental health. People can join the meeting and ask questions that will be answered according to the order in which they are received. The only recommendation is to avoid writing to the doctor privately as the idea is to have a public discussion where he can focus on the attending audience.

Networking Events

In My Support Forums, there are two designated forums to socialize. The first one is called New Member Introductions and as its name states, it is used to introduce yourself and meet new community members.

The other is called General Social Chat and it has several subtopics: The Coffee House, Books, Movies, Music and TV Talk, and Our Pets. You can join any of these and interact with others who share similar interests. It's a very supportive space to meet like-minded people and make new friends.

Content Library

The community has a library of psychological quizzes that you can take for free. If you do not know which quiz to take or if you actually need one, there is a test for you: Do I need therapy? Quiz.

Links

Quote

"Hi, BeckBlue -I wanted to say Hi. Loneliness, I believe is a common feeling and you stating yours takes courage to even reach out. I recently have joined this site and am navigating through it. There are so many older threads to swift through however I am slowly finding new ones. I hope that you can find connections and build support here. Warmly, Mel." -Burning Sage

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