Online Support Groups For Depression

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Online support groups for depression are available to help with depression, a serious mental condition that most often requires attention of some sort. Which specific treatment method a given person opts to choose depends largely on the severity of their depression and what side-effects they are prepared to deal with; however, talking and sharing thoughts and stress-causing problems is always suggested.

Because some people don’t have family, friends or co-workers that they don’t feel comfortable confiding in, online support groups for depression may be the opportune choice. These online support groups for depression allow for an affordable, private and secure way to discuss and delve into one’s problems, all the while allowing the sufferer to have a lot of the comfort and security that comes with any internet-related communication.

Below are some of the most recognizable online support groups for depression.

Depression at SupportGroups.com
This advertising-free site is one of the fastest growing support sites on the web. You can get support, share ideas and form your own groups in a confidential, caring environment. Online video counseling also available.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Local DBSA chapters offer peer-run support groups as well as other services such as educational sessions, newsletters, lending libraries and special events.
Depression Boards
An Online Depression Support Group and Mental Health Forum, providing online support groups for depression and encouragement for mental health issues and recovery.
Touchingminds.org
Peer to peer online support groups for depression using options such as an IM link, live chat, journals and links to local mental health facilities and providers.
Mixed Nuts Depression Forum
A depression community with chat, message boards and information on depression, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, manic depression, medications, side effects and treatments.
Depression Forums
Depressionforums.org is an open peer discussion of depressive illnesses and treatment options. Their mission is to continue to create an atmosphere that is both supportive and informative for our members, as a caring environment for members to talk to their peers about their depression, anxiety, mood disorders, medications, therapy and recovery. Their vision is to advance public awareness of mental health issues, as to eliminate the stigma of depression and other mental disorders.
Teen Moods
Teen Moods is a popular, well-designed depression support community created by a teen with depression. Open to all including Teens, Parents, Doctors, etc. Highly recommended for teens dealing with depression looking for others who face similar kinds of feelings.

 
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