Suicide Forum - Depression and Mental Health Support Forums and Chat - For People in Need

  1. Forum Rules - Please Read

    Want to Chat about suicide and depression or looking for help with anxiety?
    Please Read the rules first - UPDATED 18 January, 2016
  2. User Guide & Getting Started on SF

    A Quick Guide to Using SF Forums and Chat
  3. Guidelines and User Manual

    Information about SF including how to find things, what to do when there are problems and tutorials for using Chat, Private Messaging, and User Options.
    1. Forum News & Updates

      Official news and information from the Suicide Forum Staff
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      Latest: Chat Update and New Chat, new chat costs NYJmpMaster, Mar 27, 2017 at 5:27 AM
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    2. Troubleshooting

      If you are having problems with the site, post here for help. [Open to All]
      You do not need to register to post in this forum.
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      Latest: I cannot see chat Butterfly, Mar 25, 2017 at 5:28 PM
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    1. Welcome

      Welcome to the forum, post here to introduce yourself to the rest of the community. [Public Forum]
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      Latest: How are you feeling right now? Petal, Mar 27, 2017 at 2:28 PM
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    2. My Story

      Share your story here; tell us about your situation and what has brought you to SF. Feel free to link your "My Story" thread in future threads or in your signature so you do not have to repeat yourself as often in the future when meeting new friends here.... [members only]
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      Latest: Just to say it AmboySlim, Mar 27, 2017 at 8:12 PM
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    3. Member News and Announcements

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      Latest: Farewell my sf friends. Becky2016, Mar 23, 2017 at 7:43 PM
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    4. Member Information & Resources

      Forum tutorials and other useful information will be available here.
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    1. Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings

      Talk about suicidal thoughts and feelings with others who understand.
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    2. Help Me! I Need to Talk to Someone.

      Just need to be heard? If you just need to talk to someone, post here for support.
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      Latest: feeling doomed AmboySlim, Mar 27, 2017 at 8:23 PM
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    3. Self Harm & Substance Abuse

      If you need support or advice on dealing with self harm and substance abuse, post here. WARNING - this forum does not allow graphic details or pro-drug posts.
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      Latest: Techniques to avoid self harm in a crisis Momof4, Mar 26, 2017 at 9:58 PM
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    1. Strategies for Success

      Share your successful coping mechanisms and what is working or has worked for you on your road to recovey here.
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      Latest: What are some songs that help you feel good? Mike22, Mar 27, 2017 at 6:54 PM
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    2. Guided Study (a self help forum)

      This forum is for volunteer Study Facilitators to introduce interested members to new books, materials, or methoods of self help and ways to improve our lives using a semi structured guided approach - Because many want to help themselves but that is easier if you can ask a question or get feedback about your results.
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      Latest: Time for a new topic? Luoma, Mar 1, 2017
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    3. Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages

      Had a good day? Things looking up? Have you succeeded in overcoming your depression/suicidal thoughts/addiction etc? Post here with any positive messages and help others see that things can improve.
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      Latest: Looking up Shannew, Mar 27, 2017 at 8:24 PM
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    4. Self Care and Healthy Lifestyles

      Struggling with self care? Finding it hard to shower, clean, cook, eat healthy food? Find and share advice and tips here.
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      Latest: cleaning affects mood....? Sunday16, Mar 26, 2017 at 8:19 PM
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    5. Therapy and Medication

      Discuss the various medications, treatments and therapy/counselling here.
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    1. Rants, Musings and Ideas

      Life make you wanna scream sometimes? Have thoughts going around your head that you just need to get 'out there'?Tell us all about it here. There is also a Members Diary subforum here which can be used to vent or blog your feelings - no one can reply to the threads you make here. [Members only]
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      Latest: Rate Your Day (out of 5) AmboySlim, Mar 27, 2017 at 6:30 PM
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    1. I Need Some Practical Advice (New Forum)

      If you need to know how to access help, resources or simply need some practical advice on how to deal with your situation, please post here. NOTE: If you do not wish to take the advice given here, that is your right, but please be polite to people attempting to help you. Peer support is no replacement for professional advice.
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      Latest: Need advice on dealing with shopping mania texaskitty, Mar 27, 2017 at 6:04 PM
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    2. I Have a Question...

      Sometimes things happen that make us wonder how or why but leave us too embarrassed to seek advice; don't be afraid, ask your questions here. This forum is for asking questions that you may not be able to ask anyone in "real life".

      Rants will be moved to Let It All Out forum and evocative threads that could potentially turn into flames will be moved to the Soap Box forum.

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      Latest: Why is a human life valuable? AmboySlim, Mar 27, 2017 at 7:50 PM
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    3. I Need Some Empathy and Compassion (New Forum)

      Sometimes all you need is to be heard - to tell your story and know that it was read and that people care. This forum is for people not ready yet to be given practical advice but who need to know that people care about them and are willing to support them when they do reach that stage.
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      Latest: I feel used up and alone. Sunday16, Mar 26, 2017 at 11:46 PM
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    1. LGBTQIA (New Forum)

      This forum is for people who need support surrounding issues with sexual orientation - whether you are confused, feel alone or simply have questions, post here.
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      Latest: Not sure if I belong in this forum or what walkerbait95, Mar 27, 2017 at 6:44 PM
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    2. The Generation Gap (New Forum)

      This forum is for connecting with people at a similar stage of life. Often the problems we face are harder for people very much younger or older than us to understand. Please choose which sub forum to post in depending on what stage of life you feel you are at. We have intentionally not included age guidelines because age is "just a number".
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      Latest: So much to balance Jonathan R., Mar 26, 2017 at 4:39 PM
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    3. Mental Health Disorders

      A gathering place to talk about and gain support for various mental health issues.
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    4. Work and Financial Problems (New Forum)

      Work and money problems can be a major life issue for many people. If you are suffering from problems surrounding employment, your work environment or you have financial difficulties, post here.
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    5. Life Changing or Long Term Physical Illness (New)

      Physical illness can be one of the hardest things to deal with - whether it is your own or someone close to you. If you are suffering from the effects of life changing or long term physical illness and pain, please post here.
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      Latest: Crohn's Disease AsphyxiateOnMisery, Mar 27, 2017 at 6:54 PM
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    6. Grief and Bereavement

      The loss of a loved one can easily lead to suicidal feelings and depression. For support with grief and bereavement please post here.
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      Latest: I am tired of living may71, Mar 23, 2017 at 8:02 PM
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    7. Rape and Abuse

      Discuss all forms of rape & abuse here. WARNING may trigger. sexually explicit posts are not permitted for the safety of all members. Please be safe when viewing. [Members Only]
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      Latest: I am a sexual abuse survivor 2Gracefull, Mar 24, 2017 at 4:46 PM
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    8. Bullying and Violence

      Being bullied at school or at work? Suffering from violence or the after effects of violence? don't suffer alone, let others know how you feel.
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      Latest: How do I contend with mean bitches? Jonathan R., Mar 26, 2017 at 4:01 PM
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    9. Family, Friends and Relationships

      Personal relationships can be a real struggle, especially if you are suffering from mental illness or your life situation is difficult. This forum is to discuss problems and situations with family, friends and romantic relationships.
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      Latest: Today AmboySlim, Mar 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM
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    10. Appearance and Body Image (New Forum)

      Struggling with appearance and body image can cause people to feel alone and ashamed. Post here to get support.
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      Latest: My Trigger brknsilence, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:34 AM
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    1. The Coffee House

      A forum for general conversations, where people can come together and socialize. [Public Forum]
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      Latest: What time is it and what are you doing? AmboySlim, Mar 27, 2017 at 8:36 PM
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    2. Opinions, Beliefs, & Points of View

      Post here if you want to write about and start serious discussions on topic or area that is not prohibited in the rules of the forum. Sharing of opinions is fine - but please remember that people replying to an opinion are allowed to have a different opinion. Do not be rude or dismissive, and always remember EVERYONE deserves respect, even in disagreement. Sub-forums have their own rules in- read before posting.
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      Latest: Food For Thought 2 Aquarius123, Mar 27, 2017 at 2:39 PM
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    3. Member Contributions

      The Poetry, Creative Writing, and other forms of Art, that our members create. This includes helpful links, for instance to resources, and reviews. Its all about the input of our members.
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