This thread is for Reseters and lurkers coping with mental health issues, broadly defined. This thread is for supporting them and discussing these issues. Please have compassion and patience with others and yourselves in this thread.
If you are thinking of hurting yourself, please get help right away! Go to the hospital emergency department - if you are thinking of ending your own life, it is a medical emergency. If you need help figuring out where to go, a suicide hotline can help.
Mental Health Era Discord
A support community that discuss hobbies and their day to days but touches on practical advice for anyone who feels they may be having a difficult time with their mental health, dealing with depression, mood disorders or struggles, often touching on distress tolerance skills, coping strategies, advice and experiences with social assistance programs, etc. We are not professionals, but offer informal peer support pulling from our own experiences and journeys similar to the Mental Health thread and try to be there as an extra resource for anyone who feels they may need it.
Due to the nature of the discord and the comfort of our members we do keep invites private, so If you'd like to join please contact jacob.armitage, Ketkat, or ListeningGarden or just post in the thread that you're interested.
US National Suicide Hotlines: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Hotlines by state
and the Mental Health Helpline - http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca/
UK Samaritans Charity 08457 90 90 90*
Northern Ireland Lifeline: 0808 808 8000
Australia LifeLine 13 11 14
New Zealand Crisis Contacts
Crisis centers by country.
The Trevor Project 866 488 7386
"providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth"
Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 PRESS 1
“I still see my hands coming off the railing,” he said. As he crossed the chord in flight, Baldwin recalls, “I instantly realized that everything in my life that I’d thought was unfixable was totally fixable—except for having just jumped.”
Places to find help
(Information above has been lovingly stolen from the NeoGAF Mental Health Community Thread)
This thread is for the discussion of the day-to-day lives of people living with mental illness, with loved ones who may have mental illness, or anyone who wants to discuss mental illness in general. You can use it to vent, use it to ask for help, or even share stories of recovery! Feel free to use this as a safe space for any thoughts or feelings you may be going through.
Please feel free to contact me if you are going through a tough time - I have been through the mental health ringer myself for over 20 years, and I would be more than happy to listen to whatever is going on in anyone's lives.
As well, here is a post below explaining on how best to post certain sensitive content:
I leave you this image, of which I think describes the path to recovery for anyone with mental illness very well:Kerkat said:Hey everyone, let's have a discussion about some of the content that's been happening in the thread!
Some of us who read this thread, including those of us in the discord, have noticed that certain content seems to be predominant in this thread. Posts about self-harm, suicide, sexual assault, addiction, are all topics that can hit a sore spot for people who have gone through them recently or are currently dealing with those feelings right now. There is absolutely nothing wrong with posting about those experiences here and looking for advice on them, however we do want this thread to be in a state where everyone can get the help they need without anything triggering any past experiences or exacerbating any current feelings.
We think that it would be beneficial for everyone in the thread if people started to label their own posts with trigger warnings that they feel are appropriate as well as having people who respond to them put them in trigger warnings as well. The best system in place on the forum for doing this would be the spoiler tag system, since you can accurately label what's inside of the spoiler and give fair warning. If you are concerned about people not responding to you because you're putting it in there, please don't be. While we're always looking for ways to get more people to help out in here, in the meantime, we will still be reading and responding to every post in here, whether its in spoiler tags or not.
For those of you who don't know how to use the spoiler tag system, there are essentially two ways to go about it. You can click this button, and then click spoiler from the drop-down :
Which will then prompt you to type in a title and then you just type your post within the tags like normal.
If you'd like to just use the tag system on its own without doing that, then this is an example of how to set up a spoiler tag using the above message.
[///SPOILER="Trigger Warning : Self-Harm"]This is an example of how this will look[/SPOILER]
Just remove the three /// at the start of that for the correct formatting