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Using askme as therapy?

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?
posted by empath on Apr 13, 2014 - 225 comments

How can we make ThereIsHelp even better?

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]
posted by beryllium on Feb 16, 2014 - 23 comments

All the therapy?

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]
posted by curuinor on Feb 2, 2013 - 54 comments

You're not Freud, you're not Sidney Friedman, you're not even Lucy Van Pelt

Can we stop with bullshit, hateful mental illness accusations? [more inside]
posted by Snyder on Jun 1, 2012 - 666 comments

We need to talk.

This just might be the best AskMe troll I've ever seen. [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Nov 13, 2011 - 41 comments

Thank you for existing, and for Ask's habit of suggesting therapy.

I decided to take the common advice AskMeFi gives and seek therapy (again) to get my SSRI's changed. [more inside]
posted by luckynerd on Oct 16, 2011 - 53 comments

Does our askme's number one go-to answer actually bring about the desired effect?

I'm wondering how often the advice to get therapy actually results in someone realizing, damn, I need therapy. [more inside]
posted by namesarehard on Jul 14, 2011 - 100 comments

There is help. Mefi win.

Buried deep in the Bill Zeller obit thread is this (new?) gem from the Mefi Wiki: There is Help. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Jan 18, 2011 - 28 comments

Worst mental health Ask every.

Holy crap mental health AskMe. [more inside]
posted by The Straightener on Feb 15, 2010 - 179 comments

Consider a therapist

Is there, has there ever been, or could there be, a Metafiler physician directory? [more inside]
posted by Mender on Feb 27, 2009 - 66 comments

Are therapists going on metafilter?

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]
posted by sweetkid on Dec 4, 2008 - 55 comments

Is there a CBT solution for this problem?

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]
posted by prefpara on Nov 19, 2008 - 40 comments

Positive feedback for AskMe from therapist

"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.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Mar 20, 2007 - 30 comments

Disney World Therapy

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.
posted by brownpau on Jun 30, 2006 - 20 comments

AskMeFi questioners are too often glibly told to, "talk to a therapist"

AskMeFi questioners are too often glibly told to, "talk to a therapist," when asking about emotional issues. Discuss.
posted by pollystark on Mar 27, 2006 - 117 comments

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