I'm on social media, but I don't take my problems there. I'm also not "into it". I rarely post anything unless it's satire or otherwise non-serious. I also deactivate my Facebook and only re-activate occasionally when I need to get a hold of someone. It's toxic, social media is.
These forums aren't going to "disappear", but forums in general (anxiety or otherwise) are not what they used to be. A decade or more ago, forums were pack with discussions, all day every day. They used to be what social media is now. They won't just disappear, but I believe the participation and active member base will not grow like it used to.
I must be old school lol this is the only form of social media that I do. I don't have Facebook etc.. I did do the online drs and I did like it but the one I did was pretty pricey. I like talking to people that get it. When I was desperate last yr and was looking for help this site saved me. I hope it never goes away.
Yep. Teledocs have useful scenarios, but generally - and probably more so with anxiety - they're probably not a great idea to consult with. I've never tried it myself, and I've never wanted to, but I know several have or maybe still do. I also generally speak on situations I have some level of personal knowledge/experience with, but sometimes I just try to offer encouragement, as that's what some people are really looking for.
Eugh, Teledocs. *shudder* I know that would be horrid for my anxiety. But I agree, I think forums are going out of style. HOWEVER, I love this one so I'm going to make good on my pay-it-forward goal and try to respond to more posts. Sometimes I find it tough to know what to say when it's an issue I know literally nothing about but I do want to try to pull a @Hollsmore often and send some *hugs*!
IMO, forums almost seem to be a thing of the past. There are other more common, quicker means of getting answers, with the teledocs, online docs, Facebook and other social media. It seems a lot of people use those resources more often these days.
Also, hello @Holls. Hope you're doing well.
Hello Cutecat.......I believe I talked with you on another anxiety forum awhile back. How are you? I am exactly the same nothing has changed with me. I do have some relief but it never lasts too long. So sick of taking pills that dont work. I never want to go anywhere because I feel so awful!!!!! Hope you respond would love to hear from you.