I don't want to call anyone out specifically, because I don't want to bring extra negative attention to people that are clearly having a hard time, but I think anyone that reads askme regularly will notice certain repeat askers, who always ask variations on 'I am depressed, and my life is terrible, tell me how to be okay with that." And basically never take any advice from anyone. Is there a point where the mods will tell them that it's not a great use of askme? Or should they? Is everyone okay with using askme as a therapist when they clearly need to be in actual therapy?
The ThereIsHelp page on the MeFi wiki is a helpful compilation of resources for people who are struggling with depression, suicidal ideation, alcoholism, domestic violence, and sexual assault. It's also a living document, originally created through the collaboration of MeFites over three years ago in memory of Bill Zeller, and I'd like to continue the conversation about how we as a community can make it even better. [more inside]
Did anybody ever do an analysis on what proportion of Ask questions get answered in some way with a suggestion to get therapy? [more inside]
Can we stop with bullshit, hateful mental illness accusations? [more inside]
I decided to take the common advice AskMeFi gives and seek therapy (again) to get my SSRI's changed. [more inside]
I'm wondering how often the advice to get therapy actually results in someone realizing, damn, I need therapy. [more inside]
Buried deep in the Bill Zeller obit thread is this (new?) gem from the Mefi Wiki: There is Help. [more inside]
Holy crap mental health AskMe. [more inside]
Is there, has there ever been, or could there be, a Metafiler physician directory? [more inside]
When people say "print out this post and take it to your therapist"....do people do that? How does the therapist react? Does it help? Will they go check out your other posts? [more inside]
It keeps coming up, and AskMe isn't quite the place for it. Sometimes the it's the asker who doesn't want to hear it, and sometimes members just argue amongst themselves. Maybe we should all seek therapy! [more inside]
"I am in therapy, and my therapist has agreed with me that Ask MeFi has resulted in some really intelligent and meaningful answers before." Nice feedback for AskMe.
Thread on Disney World deaths reveals a member's experience with Disney theme parks as creative autism therapy for his son. Pretty cool. More here.
AskMeFi questioners are too often glibly told to, "talk to a therapist," when asking about emotional issues. Discuss.