Online Support Groups
Available to Anyone
Online Communities - "Where Love Grows"
Please don't shy away from the idea of online support--read on and I'll
provide you with the reasons why you really will miss the boat if you
don't jump right in and participate in one of these (IRC, E-Mail &
MOO) online support communities.
Cyber-friends don't care if you're still in bed with your laptop at 3:00
in the afternoon, they don't care if you haven't brushed your teeth or
gotten dressed. Not a one will care if you speak their language fluently,
are physically challenged, or are gay. None will ask what kind of car
you drive, where your kids go to school, or if you earn any money at all.
So you see, we care only about you and what's in your head--there are
precious few places where you will ever experience such "unconditional
positive regard" as you can here in cyberbia.
Not convinced yet? Well then just take my hand here and I'll take you
to visit some of my friends so you can hear firsthand what they think
about their respective homes on the net. Come on now; don't hang back--you'll
love these folks as much as I once you hear what they have to say. Ready?
Ok then, Let's Go!
24 HOURS A DAY!
One problem with being bipolar is that there is often no one
rattling the rafters in the wee hours when you are dying to talk to someone
who understands what you're going through. Online communities are open
24 hours a day, and much less expensive than a bar--safer
too ;) When you've questions needing answers,
agonizing personal traumas to deal with, or just want friendly banter
amongst your own kind, the online community offers it in abundance. Because
of their anonymity, some very privacy-oriented individuals find these
lists allow them the freedom to open up without fear of reprisal or rejection.
So please, oh please, do give them a chance. Just follow any of the links
E-mail Support Groups
Email Support Group:
An Australian Bipolar Support Group - open to all for now, but Australians
are particularly encouraged to subscribe. FyrenIyce is limited to those
who suffer from bipolar disorder, but significant others are encouraged
to join one of the support groups below that are designed specifically
to meet their needs. This list is the focal point of the FyrenIyce website,
and yes, it's my baby. To subscribe to FyrenIyce simply follow the dragon.
T his is our critical thinking forum offered in conjunction with
the online critical thinking
materials. To subscribe to this list go
Bipolar Parents Group:
T he bipolar parents group is for people who are
themselves bipolar AND they are also coping with being a parent. This
is a small, low volume, intimate group. Click on the link above to subscribe.
- FyrenIyce Significant
This group is for those of you who love or care about someone who is
themself bipolar. Another smallish, intimate group that is very supportive
of one another. Subscribe by clicking on the link above.
Chat Rooms and Channels
- FyrenIyce has its own chat room where you can meet and talk with
others in our community who are bipolar. Please be sure you read the
rules before joining the group. You
can enter our chat room by going here.
- FyrenIyce members often chat to one-another with these "peer-to-peer"
clients (person to person programs). Read
more about them here...