I wanted to possibly start a discussion about a previous topic I made regarding anxiety.
I made a chat room called; "anxiety", and it was actually getting popular and regular users were coming on. The main idea of creating this chat was to help others with anxiety and to just have a safe controlled environment to just talk. I understand people were mostly concern with having trolls, but that would be obviously handled by owners and moderators. Another concern people were having is that we weren't doctors or professionals, that's correct. When people are having a hard time dealing with anxiety and not having the proper skills to learn how to cope with it, they seek advice online -- such as a forum.
Just to clarify, I am NOT a doctor or a professional therapist, but I am nurse and would love to spread mental awareness towards everybody. I believe it is healthy to talk about how you feel and receiving positive feedback.
Now, my question towards the xat community... would you guys go to an online chat room that has people like myself, dealing with anxiety as an everyday problem -- giving feedback and allowing others to vent? We all know that the internet is sometimes not a safe place to go, but remember the chat would constantly have at least one moderator or owner in the chat, making sure everybody is following the rules and respecting one another.
There will be links and helpful resources to also guide fellow xat users towards the right direction, such as phone numbers, website sources, and many more!
Again, this is just a discussion, please do not turn this into a debate. My main goal is to spread mental awareness and give people a chance to know that there are people out there willing to listen and be helpful.
If you see any problems about this, please be kind and I'll be more than happy to elaborate on any questions or concerns you may have.
Hope you guys have a great evening/night and Happy Holidays!