Last night, as I stayed up until three in the morning once again even though I probably shouldn’t have, I realized I am potentially at risk of falling into severe depression again if I’m not careful. This has happened a few times during my life, and it’s something I’ve been dealing with on and off since 2005. It’s something I very rarely talk about, though. In fact, this place (along with the old mothership) is one of the only websites I have discussed it on.
We all have problems. And most of us, I think, are quite friendly. But we’re also a very humor-filled forum, and sometimes I have made the mistake of making a joke in places where I didn’t understand a post was actually about something dead serious (and for all the times I’ve done that, I am genuinely sorry).
So what this is–and what it could be in the future–is a place to discuss “serious” subjects. Now, we have the Mental Health threads already. But this could go slightly broader than that in terms of focus. And it doesn’t only have to be “sad” serious things. Sexuality, masturbation, concern of relatives and friends, other issues–all are fair game here.
And, of course, there’s always the chance this won’t work, so feedback and thoughts are welcome. We could also have “themes” for each of these, or at least discussion starting points. Also, be nice and respectful to all, but you already know to do that.