Annie - posted on 03/25/2009 ( no moms have responded yet )
Please could you spare a minute to read about the forum? I started it up in June of last year as I was dealing with my depression. I am a mother of two young children and my marriage was failing. I was looking for support but couldn't find it so I decided to start up the forum with my friend.
Here's a little more about it:
Life without Limits | Learn to live with depression.
The aim of the forum is to support you in your everyday life, we are not professionals (and clearly say so) but we do, between us, have a lot of knowledge of coping techniques.
We aim to share experiences, websites and general support networks with you to help you live with mental illness and realise that you can have a wonderful life, whether you suffer from it yourself or know of someone who does.
What you can do
Post lots ~ This makes the forum run smoother, gives us lots to talk about, supports others and may even help yourself.
Talk ~ Get your problems out in the open, seek support and advice from a professional and try to beat the mental illness!
Listen ~ Any form of depression can lead to being stuck in a rut, physically and mentally being stuck in a negative catch 22 often prevents you from being open to new ideas from loved ones and professionals.
Always remember that a conversation is a two way thing.
Be part of the forum ~ Please don't ever feel alone, even if you feel you are whinging, sometimes just letting it out helps immensely.
Tell others ~ Please tell others about the forum, lets get lots of members and share life, whether they suffer themselves or know of someone who does.
Share ~ Share your stories, hints and tips, they may help others with ways of dealing with their problems, what works for you may help others.
Have fun ~ The main aim is to have fun, life is too short, even if you simply stay in 'General chat'...you will be helping.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post.