The main forms of communication we offer are via our supportive Depression Chat RoomsDepression Forums and our Depression Blog section.
One of the great benefits of talking with a 7 Cups of Tea listener is that the conversation is an anonymous chat. You can chat with one of our listeners in confidence knowing that what is discussed will not be shared with anyone else. Our listeners are here to support you through non-judgmental active listening.
Negative regard does nothing more than communicate negativity, and the Venter likely already feels badly enough about themselves. We are social creatures, so help your Venter socialize. This is the essence of peer counseling, and it is true that helping others does help us to help ourselves, in the end, it is not about just ourselves; peer counseling is about helping each other.
Why use online peer support for answers?
Reach out to your Venters, ask them how they are doing, ask about their lives, their experiences. Tweets by blahtherapy.
Users providing this chat therapy are regular people with no professional training behind their advice. Though it is true that sometimes people need "tough love" and I have been in the place of giving that tough love, all advice given should always be with unconditional positive regard for the Venter; they are a human being and they can improve themselves if they set themselves to the task, most of them are here because either they do not believe in themselves or because nobody has believed in them.
I understand that as a listener I am not to perform the role of a real therapist and will refer any user to seek appropriate help from a therapist if the case permits it. People come to BlahTherapy for help. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.
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As Listeners, it is on us to believe in the ability of the Venter to make themselves better, to take them at their word, give them the benefit of the doubt, and to show them that it is entirely possible for someone to believe in them. Venting to a stranger can be incredibly dangerous if you are at a very mentally sensitive state. Negative regard achieves absolutely nothing.
Toggle. By entering the chat, you understand that BlahTherapy is not liable for any advice given or conversations conducted during a chat session. We must always give our Venters the space they need to open up willingly to us, but we must not become lax. I am not homicidal or suicidal. I understand that the chat is intended for casual venting and not for mental illness diagnosing or psychological therapy. If you are we strongly urge you to speak to one of our d therapists.