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I was a member at the psychforums.com boards and posted about being terminally ill and only having a few years left to live, thinking it was a safe haven for people suffering from depression and that talking about my situation might help.
Another member had a disagreement with me and posted taunts about me being terminally ill:
"Oh, and he's dying soon so time is running out and he is generally mad at the universe because of that. Taunt pis!"
When I reported it to the moderator the only action taken against this person was their posts were put on mod review, where they are reviewed by a moderator for content before being posted to the boards.
When I voiced displeasure to the Administrator over the way things were handled she put it off as the moderator not having thought the person who originally posted was aware that I was terminally ill, which doesn't even make sense taking into account what was said, and was why they weren't banned outright as I felt they should have been.
When I produced documentation to show what the OP had said showing they were well aware I was terminally ill and the moderators response showing she was also aware the person knew I was terminally ill, she washed her hands of the incident and advise me to take it up with the moderator who initially handled it.
I no longer felt comfortable posting at the forums and left of my own accord.
I would advise against anyone posting there about any personal problems they might be experiencing as you are taking a chance in doing so and cannot depend on the moderators or Administration to safeguard you from such information being used against you in a malicious manner by other members of their forums, which goes against their own rules pertaining to member guidelines and abuse of members.
This is a site where people who have "problems" can get together and talk about it. The disorders and phobias listed cover every sort of situation anyone could expect to encounter. I was filled with positive vibes after spending just a few minutes looking around. Here at last is a source of truth from those who know.
I just read the review for this website and commented on how I was going to check it out. Well about three seconds after I commented, I went and checked out the website. Then I proceeded to spend several hours there. This is a really awesome website, and the people are so kind. It's a real resource for someone like me, I'd rather ask questions anonymously then ask my therapist. I'm so glad I found it!
As you can tell by the name, this site is all about psychological help built around a very large community. There a topical boards here for every mental issue, from schizophrenia to depression to sexual disorders and dysfunction. The community is large and very active. As with most forums, some boards are more active than others. The general board is usually jumping, as can be expected. There's a section listing the various diseases and disorders, which can be very helpful if you're not certain what's bothering you.
With health issues of a psychological nature, some people can often feel embarrassed and not want to ask for help. But the people in this community are very understanding (since most are going through the same issues) and offer a lot of great advice. What's also nice is that questions are usually answered very quickly, so if you're need immediate support you're likely to get it.