Do anyone know any free online counseling or forums dealing with depression?

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  1. watsons533

    watsons533 Member

    hello friends

    I can't afford to visit a psych, I feeling sad and gloomy from last three month. Do anyone know of any websites,you can give me some reference.
  2. demuredawn

    demuredawn Well-Known Member

    well this site is peer to peer, meaning no professional help here.. but it does deal with depression amongst other things...

    i found another site once tho.. that apparently does do counseling tho i'm not sure if its free or even how it works and it has forums and chat as well.. but i dont recommend its chat... but anyway, if you want to check it out... this is it:

    some others that are supposed to do counseling but i know nothing about are:

    hope one of those helps
  3. Twocky61

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  4. JmpMster

    JmpMster Have a question? Message Me Staff Member Forum Owner ADMIN

    I am sorry to break the string here of offerings but I will say I do nto believe it is a good idea to seek "counseling" online. While peer to peer support is very helpful , actual counseling requires professionals adhering to professional standards and all of these type places on the internet could be anybody with any motives in the world. Even presuming a place had some qualified people that were willing to donate their time that would pay reasonably well , there is no way to check the credentials of any of them.

    The pro bono counselors work through local agencies and charities and would not spend their time offering counseling to people with no real verifiable background or screening for physical issues as well as mental. I can spend $25 and in 6 hours have a fully functional website claiming anything I choose.

    Anonymous peer support is fine - certified crisis intervention has a place - seeking actual treatment for medical problems and genuine counseling is far too dangerous to trust to unknown strangers on the internet. Instead seek out local charities in your area that may be able to help you get access to professional services. Your health and safety is too important to trust to a complete stranger from a random website.
  5. Hatshepsut

    Hatshepsut Guest

    Another thing to consider is free in-person support in your area. I don't know Canada, but Google "peer-to-peer support mental" or similar terms. There is also a 12-step group, Emotions Anonymous. Google its name to find locations.

    Peer support does not replace seeing a doctor and getting professional therapy, if needed. Online is even more limited, because no one knows you or or your situation. You probably should call your regular doctor as a first step, and tell him about your moods.
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  6. Twocky61

    Twocky61 Banned Member

    I agree with NYJM and as for 7 Cups of Tea it is peer support as anyone can become a listener there
  7. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    If you contact CMHA Canada Mental Health Association they will get you in contact with professionals in your area that will give you support Interact is one here give free councelling to people with depression and anxiety
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  8. watsons533

    watsons533 Member

    I would like to thanks all of you for precious advice
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