The Skype Support Initiative – Mission statement and members.

There are times when speaking to someone who has been where you are and come through the other side is a hugely rewarding activity.  Often my illness prompts the desire for seclusion.  This prompt is in and of itself an indication that I need to reach out to someone, anyone.  Where I currently live, there isn’t a local support group for mental illness.  It occurred to me whilst thinking about this deficit that a whole host of other sufferers may be equally disadvantaged.

 

The Skype Support Initiative is my way of kick starting a world-wide support network full of people who understand the most (i.e sufferers).  The system will be simple – whenever my Skype account is online : I am available to speak to you if you need support.  Over time I hope to develop a large Peer to Peer support network with specific points of contact relevant to individual mental illnesses.

 

This is an opt-in, no limits or minimum hours support network.  If you can sit your skype account on idle for an hour a day, ten minutes a week, once a month – even if no one contacts you, you have made support available.

 

Get Skype: www.skype.com

 

******** PLEASE NOTE********

WE ARE NOT A SUICIDE SUPPORT NETWORK.  CONCERNS ABOUT SUICIDAL IDEATION E.T.C SHOULD BE COMMUNICATED TO YOUR LOCAL SUICIDE HOTLINE/MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.

Here is a link to a list of SUICIDE HOTLINES:  http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

UNDIAGNOSED ILLNESS / GENERAL MENTAL WELLBEING

drheckleandmrjibe (http://www.thebipolarbum.com) – TEXT CHAT ONLY

aeramoure (http://notsocrazytalk.wordpress.com/)

dysthymia.bree (http://dysthymiabree.com/)

huginthug (http://www.nodustollens.wordpress.com)

neverbenormalagain (http://neverbenormalagain.wordpress.com/)

marieangele.abanga (http://marieabanga.com/)

dooomcore (http://doomcor.wordpress.com)

huda.syyed (http://thingsfeelthisway.wordpress.com/)

theresa.reed15 (http://theresareed15.wordpress.com)

rukshana.mahamood (http://musingsfromsleepyhollow.wordpress.com)

[your name here]

 

BIPOLAR

drheckleandmrjibe (http://www.thebipolarbum.com) – TEXT CHAT ONLY

aeramoure (http://notsocrazytalk.wordpress.com/)

huginthug (http://www.nodustollens.wordpress.com)

dooomcore (http://doomcor.wordpress.com)

huda.syyed (http://thingsfeelthisway.wordpress.com/)

[your name here]

 

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

[your name here]

 

MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

drheckleandmrjibe (http://www.thebipolarbum.com) – TEXT CHAT ONLY

aeramoure (http://notsocrazytalk.wordpress.com/)

dysthymia.bree (http://dysthymiabree.com/)

huginthug (http://www.nodustollens.wordpress.com)

TheRootOfAnger(http://therootofanger.wordpress.com/) – TEXT CHAT ONLY

dooomcore (http://doomcor.wordpress.com)

theresa.reed15 (http://theresareed15.wordpress.com)

[your name here]

 

SCHIZOPHRENIA

neverbenormalagain (http://http://neverbenormalagain.wordpress.com/)

theresa.reed15 (http://theresareed15.wordpress.com)

[your name here]

 

EATING DISORDERS

huginthug (http://www.nodustollens.wordpress.com)

[your name here]

 

ANXIETY DISORDERS

dysthymia.bree (http://dysthymiabree.com/)

marieangele.abanga (http://marieabanga.com/)

TheRootOfAnger(http://therootofanger.wordpress.com/) – TEXT CHAT ONLY

huda.syyed (http://thingsfeelthisway.wordpress.com/)

[your name here]

 

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

TheRootOfAnger(http://therootofanger.wordpress.com/) – TEXT CHAT ONLY

dooomcore (http://doomcor.wordpress.com)

[your name here]

 

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

huda.syyed (http://thingsfeelthisway.wordpress.com/)

[your name here]

 

Should any of you wish to have your name added to the support network then please comment below and leave your skype username as well as the specific field you’d like to offer support in.

 

I really hope some of you get on board with this.  This is a way to provide very real support to each other and possibly help each other avoid negative outcomes.

 

All the best,

H&J

http://www.thebipolarbum.com