24/7 online support - Sane Forums
- Thu 30 Apr 2020
You may have heard about Sane Forums; you may have wondered if these Forums could help you.
The following stories are from real life Forum users, who have agreed to share their journeys.
After being diagnosed with bipolar 15 months ago, Christine discusses how she found the Forums, and how they helped her to connect with people on her own terms and in her own time.
"It was like sitting at a table in a cafe with people you felt comfortable with but you didn't have to jump into every single conversation, it was cool to just hang out and it be acknowledge that you were there but have no pressure to talk."
Phyllis is a carer for her daughter, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She shares her story and talks about how the Forums allowed her to open up in an honest and safe environment.
"It was really my lifeline... because I didn't, up until that point, have any means of honestly expressing what was going on for both my daughter and for me."
Forums User Journey
This video shows one user's journey through the Forums. Many users start by simply reading other people's posts. They then begin posting themselves and responding to others. Very quickly, people find that they are part of a welcoming and supportive online community, which they can access any time of day, every day of the year.