This site needs more love.
I see the bad reviews for this site and it breaks my heart. It's difficult to run a site that's aimed at helping people who are mentally ill or in a crisis. So it only makes sense that discourse and strong emotions are going to rise. It's been proven that people are more likely to leave a negative review than a positive reviews. Which is so sad to me because this site does so much good. The people who run it, the managers and moderators, the volunteers, they are all trying so hard to make the space a safe, positive experience for people who need it. And in this day and age of technology, where else can you find such a large, diverse platform? As someone who suffers with mental illness and a childhood of trauma, I have found so much support and love in this site. Are there problems that arise? Yes, of course, just like any website. But the good outweighs the bad. Where would everyone who takes comfort in this site go were it not to be there? I can say for myself, I would be back in a bad place. Sometimes, you just need someone to talk to, someone to listen. And here is where you'll find it.