Please find below info about various mental health supports groups/sims.
Lots of people view SL as being a mere game, well I guess it is what you make it, but for me calling it a game doesn’t do it justice. It is so much more than a game. And we need to be more aware of all the help you can get in SL for numerous things.
So I am gradually going to look at health and well being help that can be found within Second Life.
I have tried to filter out inactive groups.
GROUP: “Let’s Talk” Depression Awareness and Support
“Let’s Talk”. Awareness & support for those of us who could be lonely or at a dark time in our lives. If you are feeling down, all we can do is listen, but we would like to. Please contact one of the group ‘Chatterboxes’ if you would like to talk.
TAXI for their drop in cafe.
GROUP: Depression Anonymous
Helping manage depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, and other mental illness with 12-step recovery. Friends and family welcome. Please check group notices for meeting times and locations. Group chat is available for discussion and support. Meetings are currently held on an impromtu basis and are always announced in group chat. We meet at this location: Please message Shyayn Lusch with inquiries!
TAXI for their meeting place.
GROUP: Depression 24/7 Helpline
By joining this group, you are entering a support group, where we strive to all help one another through friendship and kindness. If you suffer from depression, anxiety, loneliness, despair or any other mental health problems, and are willing to be a friend to someone else that suffers, you are welcome here! Depression doesn’t wait for a meeting-so to make the helpline effective, we all must TRY to answer IM group SOS requests! NO Counseling please. RL Counselors available for counseling.
GROUP: Psychosis and Depression
This group intends to be a harbor for people suffering the diseases psychosis in any way or depression. Further it wants to collect professionals to work with the group and hold meetings.
We have contacts to Health Island, where we could settle meetings and spread information about us.
This is a serious project for ill people and not meant for people, who are just mad or so.
GROUP: :.CMD ~ Clinical Manic Depression.:
For EVERYONE who has, knows someone with, loves someone with, or is/Was in a relationship with person(s) having clinical or manic depression to help UNDERSTAND it. It is very important for those who love a depressed person -and us- to understand that depression is a very real illness. A depressed person cannot just “snap out of it” or “cheer up”. They are not weak, lazy, defective, or seeking attention. They are ill and need your help and patience.. FOR INFO PLEASE IM Blazen Cyberstar – CMD Survivor
Group: BiPolar Support
For people/furries…and whatever else is out there, who live with BiPolar disorder/Manic Depression.
DROP IN CENTRE: NewWays Counselling & Support
Discuss personal issues in private with one of our RL certified counsellors. lonely depressed emotional stress counselor therapy psychotherapy psychotherapist therapist depression mental healthcare.Counseling on request.
A Second Life group that promotes the use of Second Life and other virtual communities, as a therapeutic tool for Bipolar Disorder aka Manic Depression and Cyclothymia. Also promotes the therapeutic and healing benefits of Second Life for Depression, Schizophrenia and PTSD. You name it, we support it. This is your group, respect & take care of it :-)
Group: Sanctuary of Hope & Recovery
This is much more than a mental health group and helps with lots of different things:
Our goal is to provide a space available, free of charge, to anyone wishing to host a “not for profit”, “non-political” recovery/personal empowerment/healing based group or workshop.
Gay, Bi-Sexual & Trans-gender
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Loss & Grieving
Sexual & Reproductive Health
Suicide, Depression & Crisis
GROUP: Second Life BiPolar Support Group
This group was made by BPers, FOR BPers. We stand together, during the bad days and the good days, and help one another out. This group is not only for sufferers/survivors of this traumatic disease, but also for those who support and love us.
We have only one rule: ANONYMITY..what is shared stays private and confidential…VIOLATING THIS RULE WILL RESULT IN GROUP EVICTION & REPORTING TO LL TOS!
Bipolar disorder or manic–depressive disorder (also referred to a bipolarism or manic depression) is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders. There are widespread problems with social stigma, stereotypes and prejudice against individuals with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
GROUP: Inspirational Mental Health
Ask Joshuan Banx or Kitten Mai for an invite. An RL based movement dedicated to take actions in raising awareness for mental health and sharing resources and information with the public. PTSD, Schizophrenia, Autism, Bipolar, Psychosis, Anxiety, Anorexia, Bulimia, ADHD, Dissociation, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Suicide and other mental health issues.
GROUP: Center for Positive Mental Health
This group is meant to provide a safer, managed replacement for the ‘positive mental health’ group, whose only administrator left SL in 2012. The purpose of this group is to explore RL mental health issues in the safe environment of SL. We deal with issues related to all forms of mental illness and work on ways of coping with the challenges in our lives. support, PEER counseling, depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, psychosis, dissociaton, PTSD, DID
GROUP: Mental Health Help
I wish to help those that need someone to talk with during hard times and deal with mental Health disorders.. I really do care and listen, and wish to help in any way I can. Some disorders are: Phobias, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, learning disablities, and schizophrenia. Im not a counclor, but I know quite a bit..and even to just has a friend be there for you can also help a lot. I hope to hear from you soon. Don’t be a stranger.
GROUP: Avery Ridge Mental Health Sanctuary
Peer to Peer counseling, group chat sessions, mental health lectures. We are not professionals, we will not diagnose or suggest any course of treatment, we are here to talk to. Small fee to join, to try to keep the group on track. Quiet serene community. grief, depression, bi-polar, mental health, counseling, therapy, ptsd, ocd, add, Fibromyalgia, veteran.
GROUP: SL Health Network
This group is for people to reach out and ask questions related to Health Care, Mental Health, Addictions, Depression, Medications, Diagnosis and Ect,. This group it to form a network of Professional and non professional people that can help each other with questions related to Health. This group is for Consultation and should not take the place of a Medical Doctor . There will also be notices of informational meetings on several topics, if you would like to do your own talk or suggest a topic, IM me.
FULL SIM: Safe Haven
Mental Health and Wellbeing Initiative Nature, mindfulness, meditation, enchantment, serenity, photography, horse riding trails, no nudity, no sex, no violence, peace, beautiful landscape, friendly, all welcome, support,
GROUP: Psych Talks
An open discussion group for exchanging information on mental health. There is no cost to join or attend discussions. All are welcome. Topics may include: Coping skills. Motivations for behaviors. Dreams and visions. Why we repeat mistakes Therapeutic options.. Resources. Disclaimer This is not a self help or therapy group. Please no private messages requesting therapy services, though am glad to offer resources.