pinterest_profile_imageWe’re glad you’ve come to #thevillage chatroom and community. We mutually support one another and welcome new people every day. Our primary focus is the support of people whose lives are touched by mental illness. This could be the person who is ill, a family member or a friend, anyone who genuinely cares for someone, whether or not that person has yet been diagnosed.

This is an international community for adults age 18+. Please note that we set the room as adult not only in age, but also in behavior. We can get a little silly, it’s a great way to let off steam and anxiety. Petulance, snobbery, hissy fits, sulking, using others as punching bags, etc., will not be tolerated.

****NOTE**** This is important. If you or someone you care about is in crisis and you need help, please please contact emergency services in your area immediately and/or use the contacts on our Resources page. We are not professionals. We cannot treat or even intervene. Consider the fact that many of us are in different phases of healing from our own breaks. We are simply people whose lives involve mental illness. We can share based on our experiences only. When the crisis has passed, we can help with the recovery effort, supporting the person as they get their footing again.

Here’s a great place to start: Introduction and Rules of The IRC Village Community.

You can also join us for more in depth discussions on our message forum at The Village Unleashed.


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PLEASE NOTE: We are currently experiencing some difficulties with moving the chat servers to a new DNS. Please use these instructions instead of the normal ones below. These are temporary measures.

To use your own IRC client, configure the server to either mellochat.com (note, without the irc in front) or to itsfunto.xyz – these two servers comprise our chat network. Then as usual, type /join #thevillage – you’ll be where you want to go.

We also have our own direct connection web client thanks to Matty. The link is http://itsfunto.xyz/village.html and it’s a flash client, so you’ll want to enable flash if you haven’t already.

You alternately can use this link to chat using kiwi.

Leaving the below on this page for when the temporary measures are no longer needed:

If you have your own IRC client, configure it to the server irc.mellochat.com (NOTE: that’s dot com, not dot net) with port 6667, then /join #thevillage and you’ll be chatting away with us in no time.

If you want to use Mibbit, check this page on MelloChat’s site for full instructions.

If you don’t have your own client, here’s a link to our traditional flash chatroom: Chatroom Entrance

MelloChat now has a non-flash option that’s like mIRC, but accessible by browser. When accessed by phone, it looks like an app. Use the gear icon (Settings) to change themes to something easier to read if needed. Click here to open it up. Remember, this is a MelloChat portal, so the channel opens up in #Mello. Should you get disconnected, manually refresh the page. To join The Village, type /join #thevillage



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