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Posted 07 October 2005 - 03:23 PM

We warmly welcome you as a guest to our "New Home"!

Depressionforums.ORG is our brand new 'home' Since July 12th, 2004 and is still and shall always be the safe haven for all those who seek support and information on depression, mood disorders and medication since June of 2001. We are still the ORIGINAL Depressionforums and always will be depressionforums.org and .net.
Depressionforums was started back in June 2001
We had changed Domains in '04 from .com to .org, we moved the Depression Forums.org to a brand new Invision Power Board back in Sept '05 and changed our servers as well.

With the major help of Coop; our wonderful Administrator/Technician/Webmaster.
LGJ: Managing Director; Lindsay; Founder/Forum Super Administrator; Coop: Admin/Technician/Webmaster; Sheepwoman: Administrative Assistant; Lambvet: Assistant Administrator and of course with the past help of Emily, Ados, Michelle, Rasputin; our past Administrators and Technicians, we were able to develop our new DF.org IPB board.
Please bookmark this site in your favorite places.


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Our HELP section functions as the official Forum Members User's Guide.
Most of our forums have a clickable link of 'Forum Rules' at the top of each page. Please read them and take the time to read all the information in our Terms of Service and our Guidelines.
We would like you to get to know us and we want to get to know you! The information contained in this area and our help section will make your visits with us more productive and pleasant.

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Again, welcome and let us help you on your road to recovery.
You are not alone.

Sincerely,



The Depressionforums Administration Team


The Depressionforums.org is the ORIGINAL Depression Forums, a not for profit, free volunteer peer to peer discussion board on depressive illnesses, treatment options and support.

The Depression Forums mission is to continue to create an atmosphere that is both supportive and informative for our members, in a caring safe environment for members to talk to their peers about their depression, anxiety, mood disorders, medications, therapy and recovery.

Our vision is to advance the public awareness of mental health issues, so as to eliminate the stigma that is associated with depression and other mood disorders, preventing the stigmas through education and advocacy and not forgetting to strive to obtain that equality in health care coverage, as it is no different from any other medical illness.
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DepressionForums.org subscribes to the HONcode principles of the Health On the Net Foundation




What is the FORUM ADMIN TEAM?

We are a group of individuals, both male and female, who are helping to administer the Forum. Each of us has a personal reason for volunteering and giving of ourselves for a depression-based forum because each of us are either personally affected or recovering from a depressive illness or we have a loved one dealing with such an illness. You will see our posts under different member names such as "Forum Admin".

Besides the names, Forum Admin, FA 2, DFAdministrator, DF Admin Tech, we also have between 10 - 15 members who function as VOLUNTEER Moderators on the team. They help us by being our eyes and ears during the daily running of the Forum. Very little would be accomplished without such a great group of members. All of us together comprise The Depression Forums Administration Team.

Each of us knows the systems very well and we each have access to different administrator functions and features. With our other responsibilites, we all come and go as time allows. We all have the authority to handle different problems individually when appropriate. At other times, we will conference among the whole team when required.
The makeup of the Administration is always subject to change as requirements dictate.
This "TEAM" is fluid and its membership may not be constant. We agreed that it served no positive purpose to make those changes public since such changes will NOT affect the functionality of the Administration of this Forum.

Most, if not all decisions, are discussed and carried out with the consent of the entire team. We may vary in size, the number of Moderators and members may come and go, but our function will continue to be carried out with consistency and without interruption.


At times we will be posting as administrators depending on what functions we are doing on the forums at that particular time, (such as "Forum Admin" or "FA 2" ), to maintain the consistency of the volunteer 'work' we perform. The adminstrative fuction will continue seamlessly no matter who is available at any given moment. That is our goal and that is the reasoning behind the way we have chosen to operate.

Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board, it is impossible for us as volunteers to review every message or confirm the validity of all information posted. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the contents of and are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message posted. It is virtually impossible for us to see and review every post as it gets posted on the Forum.

The posts in DF express the views of the author who posted the message, not necessarily the views of this Forum or it's Administration or any person or entity associated with this Forum. Articles posted by DF's Administration shall have the source noted at all times. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by clicking on the " Report this post to a moderator" at the bottom of a post or by sending a PM to Forum Admin or FA 2. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is warranted.

This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.
These Forums are not run by a full time paid staff, but by a team of volunteers who come and go as their schedules permit. We are not professionals and cannot provide professional information or be a substitute in place of health care professionals.
Depressionforums.org is a not for profit organization and any contributions (Donations) are used solely to help pay for our domains, software and other costs in running this website and would be greatly appreciated.




You may contact us as a guest or a member
at:
info@depressionforums.org

Thank you.

The Depression Forums Administration Team


~Lindsay ღ , Forum Super Administrator
Founder, depressionforums.org


"One person can make a difference through their seemingly small actions" ~Unknown
"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived". ~ Bessie Stanley


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