To create an atmosphere that is both supportive and informative in a caring, safe environment for our members to talk to their peers about depression, anxiety, mood disorders, medications, therapy and recovery.
To advance the public awareness of mental health issues so as to eliminate the stigma that surrounds depression and mood disorders through education and advocacy, as well as striving to obtain quality medical care for mental health patients, as it is no different from any other medical illness.
What is The Depression Forums Team?
We are a group of individuals, both male and female, who help to moderate the Forums. 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.
Our members who function as VOLUNTEER Moderators on the team help us by being our eyes and ears during the daily running of the Forums. Very little would be accomplished without such a great group of members. All of us together compromise the Forum Admin Team. Please keep in mind that we are not a professional medical website, we do not have doctors on staff.
We go to great lengths to attain our goal of providing accurate, current and useful mental health information.
Each of us knows the system very well and we each have access to moderation functions and features. With our other responsibilities, we all come and go as time allows. We all have the authority to handle problems individually when appropriate. At other times, we will conference among the whole team when required.
The makeup of the moderation team 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.
The Super Administration though shall always stay the same
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 functions on the board will continue to be carried out with consistency and without interruption.
The administrative function will continue seamlessly and consistently no matter who is available at any given moment.
Depression Forums.org is a community support website solely dedicated to Depression and Mental Health. The content of the Forums, for the most part, is written by our members’ and is not edited under normal circumstances. If the content of a members’ post violates our Terms Of Service, (TOS), then it is edited by our volunteer staff, (moderators), to remove the offending content, or in extreme cases, the post may be removed entirely.
Depression Forums, Incorporated supplies up to date consumer depression and mental health information for our members.
DF’s content is submitted by the Administration who have no affiliations with drug companies, using a combination of news sources.
All Articles on Depression Forums, Incorporated are reviewed by one or more Forum Administrators’ before being placed on the Portal or Forums.
Content is verified using various internet news sources.
The Forum Super Administrator (Lindsay) and Managing Director (LGJ) and Forum Admin are responsible for validating all editorial content of the news items, (which we do), that is put on the portal and forum pages. Our moderators and the entire Administration Team at DF are responsible for editing members topics and posts on the forums as time permits.
- DF has relationships with several government agencies and non-profit organizations that provide material for our site. We use material from agencies and organizations that have been approved as quality sources of information by our primary academic partners.
- Like many other major health websites, DF uses news articles provided by prominent news agencies (such as the Associated Press).
Revision Dates, Authoritative Information and Sources are published at the end of each article. All articles include the latest updates.
Depression Forums, Incorporated is run by a volunteer staff, none of whom are medical professionals.
Any information available on Depression Forums is for informational purposes only and the accuracy of such information cannot be guaranteed.
Considering the real-time nature of these Forums, it is impossible for us to review every message or confirm the validity of all information posted at the time it is posted. 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 or be a substitute in place of health care professionals. We might not be staffed at all times 24/7 as our volunteers come and go.
It is virtually impossible for us to see and review every post as it gets posted on the Forums.
Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted by any members. We cannot vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any messages and are not responsible for the contents of any message posted.
The posts express the views of the author who posted the message, not necessarily the views of these Forums or any person or entity associated with these Forums. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by clicking on the ” Report ” Link at the bottom of a post or by sending a PM to Forum Admin.
We have the ability to remove objectionable topics and posts and we will make every effort to do so within a reasonable time frame if we determine that removal is warranted.
Please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.
Advertising is a source of funding for The Depression Forums.
Depressionforums.org contributions, subscriptions and third party advertisements are used solely to help pay for our various costs in running this website that we graciously bring to you free of cost.
This site hosts advertisement banners. Advertising is distinguished by the word “Advertisement” on the site.
Depressionforums.org is partially supported by revenue from advertisements, in the form of text and banner ads placed on the site. Accepting advertisements allows us to provide our service at no charge to Members. Site content and editorial decisions are made by the site editors without reference to advertiser preferences.
All advertisements running on this site are labeled with the word “Advertisement” to distinguish them from non-paid content. We make no warranties concerning the products or services advertised on the site by the third parties who have placed the ads. We reserve the right to discontinue the display of any advertisement for any reason and at any time.
Ads displayed on this site will fall into one of two categories:
Ads that we have partnered with directly and ads which have been placed onto our site via a third party which we have contracted with. We have direct control over the former category, but only indirect control over the later. Our policy is to only run ads that are ‘non-harmful’ in nature. Ads promoting pornography, gambling, alcohol, or similar ‘vices’ are unacceptable to us. We enforce this policy proactively for direct ads, but can only react to third-party ads that do not meet our standards.
Should you find an advertisement running on DF that you believe is inappropriate, please let us know about it by contacting the webmaster at: Contact Us Please identify the specific advertisement you wish to be evaluated for blocking by clicking on the advertisement and sending us the domain of the resulting landing page. This is the only way to block an ad by submitting the ad’s destination domain to a blocking filter.
If you look at other sites you will notice similar ads. If you do not wish to see the ads, you may take out a subscription for a nominal price.
We appreciate your understanding and wish you all the very best, as we know you do DF.
Our mission is to create an atmosphere that is both supportive and informative in a caring, safe environment for our members to talk to their peers about depression, anxiety, mood disorders, medications, therapy and recoveryOur vision is to advance the public awareness of mental health issues so as to eliminate the stigma that surrounds depression and mood disorders through education and advocacy, not to forget to strive to obtain the equality for mental health care coverage as it is no different from any other medical illness.
Click on the link below to contact us. If you would like a reply, please include your name and email address.
LGJ, Managing Director
Lindsay, Forum Super Administrator, Founder
The Depression Forums Administration
Depression Forums Incorporated
Information supplied on Depression Forums should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for medical advice from a health professional or doctor.
DF © is an acronym for DepressionForums.org
This page has been updated: November 3rd, 2018