I posted here for the first time to tonight. I spend most of my time on the Migraine Forum and occassionally on the Chronic Pain Forum.
Depression is a scary thing, I realize now a lot of us on other forums have also been diagnosed with it. Sometimes we don't feel like talking about it and when we do have the strength to post we don't always have the energy to be criticized or take the embarassment of not being responded to.
I can appreciate how one might not want to discuss this a lot if it's been brought up before, but I think its important to discuss. Depression gets worse because depressed people lock themselves away, don't make contact and don't risk interpersonal relationships. We all know what it feels like to be depressed and hopefully the anonymity of the forum can allow us to keep contact with others. The forume can provide support without the anxiety involved in talking to people face to face and in return we can get support back.
I love the support I get on the Migraine Forum. I don't feel like I'm alone in my struggle. I can bounce ideas off other forum members and get support when I'm really suffering. I hope that the Depression Forum is the same.