May I humbly pose a suggestion ?
It's helped me tremendously to see people put what's wrong with them in their signature. And most especially on the Anxiety and Depression boards ... because, us newer folks, may not know that the person is dealing with more than just Anxiety.
In other words, that Anxiety or Depression is not their sole problem. They may be here from one of the critically-physically ill boards and have a totally different reason to have A/P or Depression than your average person.
We can't treat all depression and anxiety folks the same, when they are dealing with physical illnesses besides. But us new folks don't know the folks their posting to also has some horrible physical illness that their dealing with.
Even high-blood pressure could affect 'moods'.
So I think it's helpful, to more fully know what else the person is dealing with physically ... or even mentally for that matter, right in their signatures.
What I don't know is a good idea, is putting "what your meds are" in the signature, because that could lead to folks thinking that the same will work for them.
I know how badly I want to find a cure for Lyme and CFS, (etc), so I'd be inclined to look at their meds with hope and they may not be the best for me.
I hope I'm not out of bounds for sharing this. It's just that I've experienced myself and have seen others post to A/P and Depression folks, without knowing the physical illnesses that go along with and may be even causing their A/P or depression.
I just thought it may help all to help all better.
'Thank you' for the Forum.
God Bless Healing Well and all the people on it !
Post Edited By Moderator (CheerDad (Randy)) : 1/19/2006 12:53:34 PM (GMT-7)