Friday, 15 June 2012

Bipolar Chat - Talk Online with Others About Bipolar Disorder

Suffering from bipolar disorder can definitely turn your life completely upside down. It can be scary and frustrating as well. Sometimes you may feel as if you are the only one feeling like that. Take a visit to a bipolar chat room and you will quickly learn there are millions of people just like you. This is also a great way to get answers to questions you have from those who have experienced it.

Many people find it comforting to discover their situation isn't an isolated incident. You can also serve a method of support for others. You likely have the answers to some of their questions. Bipolar chat rooms can be a tremendous wealth of information and support for those who suffer from bipolar as well as their family and friends who want to find out more about the disorder.

People from all over the world visit bipolar chat rooms so you will get to meet a diverse population. Since it is all online they are available 24/7 so you can log on when you feel like it. Many people find it much easier to speak freely about their bipolar disorder online than with a face to face support group. While you are free to speak your mind remember that bipolar chat rooms like most others are moderated to prevent things from escalating online.

You want to protect your personal identity as well. It is recommended that you use a screen name instead of your real one for privacy. Always be cautious about sharing too much personal information about yourself with other people online. While most people you will meet are very decent you hear stories all the time about people becoming victims online. Don't let this happen to you!

For your safety most online bipolar chat rooms require you to verify you are at least 18 years of age or older. There are a few set up for younger children and teens but they aren't the majority.

Almost all of the bipolar chat rooms will have rules you need to read and agree to before you are able to login. For example all caps generally are not allowed because it indicates an angry tone and shouting. It is also very hard for the eyes to read accurately. Bipolar chat rooms aren't a place to pick a fight.

Generally the bipolar chat rooms have different categories and you will post your replies in the appropriate one. There may be a general area where you can freely explore different aspects. It is a good idea to avoid issues that generally result in debate including politics.

One bit of information you definitely don't want to take from a bipolar chat room though is anything pertaining to medications. That is a discussion you need to have with your doctor instead.

by Caleb Liu