Hi I want to throw something out there.... I was wondering what people's opinions were. I mean if we are depressed or suicidal or in a crisis, then is it wise to read other peoples tales of self harm,depression,abuse etc? Is that a constructive thing to do or does it lead you down a road of further misery? I mean, when I was doing a lot of drugs and wanted to stop I had to move away from anyone who did drugs, I lost all my friends, every one of them, but I also left all drugs behind. Maybe ( and I'm only playing devil's advocate ) if you are feeling so down then being in contact with others will also drag you down further, has anybody found this? Personally since I joined the forum a week ago I have felt myself steadily improving. I have exchanged PMs with people and my perspective has shifted slightly, showing me there is hope. But maybe I'm improving because all i needed was time anyway? I'm sure others also have experienced this. But does it not make some of you feel worse? I like the forum a lot and there are some really caring and genuinly nice people here but maybe some people should not be reading some of the stuff here if they are serious about getting better? Any thoughts?