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Old 04-23-2019, 06:56 AM #1
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How important is PC to you? Does it help you to stay alive or to heal?

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PC is very important because it helps me heal and connect with folks who share similar struggles and successes. I have a page on my blogs about Psych Central, how it helps me and benefits my life, plus how respected it is on the web.

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It's very important for me to feel a connection to people that understand what it is like to live life with a mental illness or disability. I feel like part of a big family here and people do care about each other here. There is no other place like pc on the internet and it's the best place to get peer support.
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very important. It gives me a place to come where I can actually feel useful and do nice things for people. And it's here when I need help, too,.
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I was offline for a few years and very busy. A couple of months ago I started having almost constant panic attacks for the first time in years
And the large rt peer network I had been involved with was no longer available. I think PC was the only thing that kept me from totally losing it. So, at this point, pretty important. I am really grateful that this is available- sometimes itís the only option for support or reducing isolation. And the people are great.
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it is not all that important to me. it's a decent place to spend time on & play games . I read posts, comment when I feel the need but overall I don't feel that it is a life saver for me. I find folks judgmental if you don't meet the "standards" set here for the so called norm of "gushy rainbows, and hugs" responses. I feel that sometimes people ask for answers and guidance for topics that are self answering. and then a 3 page discussion follows on the topic. it just isn't what I need, others might, not me.
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It used to be important to me when it had an active chat where people talked about real things.
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It's pretty important.
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PC is pretty much all Iíve had since I discontinued services with my therapist 2 weeks before Christmas 2018. I have a couple real life friends but I canít talk to them about the stuff I can on here. Basically PC is keeping me sane right now.
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It's important to me. I'm home alone with just my pet bird. Places like PC provide a free access to quasi socialize with other people. Otherwise, I could get too lonely.

I have learned a great deal about others' experiences, and many other things, about bipolar disorder over the years. There's not a whole lot left to learn, but I hope my participation/sharing might "give back" to a small degree.

Some bipolar forums I've been to became uncomfortable. Bullies showed up, and other things. I moved away from them. PC's forums are the only ones I go to nowadays.
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