We’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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