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Subject: Emotional Support on the Internet

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Emotional Support on the Internet V1.34 02 March 2001 (C) Steve Harris 2001 mailto:steveha@cix.compulink.co.uk New: HelpLine Users Discussion Forum. see http://www.netservs.com/helplineusers/ New: Search Engine for this list and more at http://www.netservs.com/care/ What this list is ----------------- This is a list of resources for *emotional* support on the Internet and interconnected systems. It is intended to help you find and use these groups. Please do *not* mass mail this list for *any* reason at all. Groups and resources with a focus on information giving, campaigning academic study or advocacy are not listed. Some groups are not listed because I know that they *can* be too rough on people seeking support. On the other hand, I have not been able to give all these groups a full "road test". PLEASE LET ME KNOW of errors, changes etc. mailto:steveha@cix.compulink.co.uk Anonymity and Privacy --------------------- The growth of web-based email services such as Hotmail means that anonymity is even easier than it used to be. Consider getting a free alternative email address from www.hotmail.com or www.yahoo.com just for use when using support groups. Keeping sensitive information confidential? Encrypt your e-mail with "Pretty Good Privacy" (tm). "PGP" is a powerful engine and we supply the rest of the car! See http://www.netservs.com/pgp/ How to use this list -------------------- Find the subject in the first column. Look under several headings. Generally, you should mail the address in the second column 2 and (where listed) "say" the command shown in the body of your message. A few of these e-mail addresses are prefixed "mailto:". With these, you are talking direct to a person rather than joining a group. Where an address is prefixed "news:", you should use your system's normal command for joining Usenet groups. Many of these groups are in the "alt" hierarchy and you may find that your system doesn't carry the group you want. Try asking your system administrator to add the missing group. Note: some browsers will suppress the "mailto:" and "news:" tags Where an address is prefixed "AOL", "CIS", "CIX", "Genie", "Prodigy" or "Delphi", the group is restricted to users of the named system and you should use that system's normal command for joining a "conference", "forum" etc. Note that references to "CIX" refer to the UK based system of that name. Even if you are not in the UK, CIX membership is possible by Telneting to cix.compulink.co.uk. They charge 29.38 pounds sign up and a monthly minimum of 7.34 pounds for which you get at least 100 minutes. On line registration by credit card. Is something similar for the other systems I mention? Please tell me! These groups are not suitable for those who wish to argue that the particular condition does not exist. If you believe that what you have to say may upset some readers, use a "spoiler". For example, you might prefix your message: "SPOILER: Explicit account of rape" and put lots of blank lines between that and the main text. These are primarily *support* groups. They *may* be good sources of information too. Let this slant influence the way you post to a group. If someone posts "Hey, I've just been diagnosed with X disease, anyone know a good doctor?", ask how badly it's affecting them and how they feel about it. Information exchange can be valuable but often the hardest thing to find is personal emotional support. Checking the "Rules" -------------------- Be careful to read any "Welcome" message sent to you when you join a mailing list or any other source of information about local "rules". Often, what's on the list is considered confidential and expected to stay on the list. Some posters to Usenet groups maintain that they are confidential too. Given the public nature of Usenet it's more gray. Always remember these are *support* groups and not hunting grounds for those who want to "save" people. Let them be a "safe" place, safe to post a suicide note even. THE LIST -------- Subject Address ----------------------- ------- Abuse (general) news:alt.abuse.recovery Abuse (general) MUD: SANCTUARY Information at http://www.sanctuaryinc.org/ Abuse CIS: HSX200 Section 2 Abuse offenders news:alt.abuse.offender.recovery Abuse, Sexual recovery@wvnvm.wvnet.edu Abuse, Sexual news:alt.sexual.abuse.recovery.moderated Abuse partners news:alt.support.abuse-partners Abuse Partners listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu say subscribe abpart-l Your Name Abuse, alternative news:alt.abuse.transcendence Abuse, alternative IRC: #aat Addiction CIS: go CIS:GOODHE Adoptees adoptees-request@ucsd.edu say SUB Your e-address ADOPTEES Adoption news:alt.adoption Adoption listserv@listserv.law.cornell.edu say SUBSCRIBE ADOPTION Your Name Adoption IRC: #adopt 8pm Central Time Adoption CIX: adoption Age Gap Relationships CIX: age_gaps ( mail 'bio' first) AIDS/HIV MAJORDOMO@HIVENT.ORG say subscribe HIV-AIDS-SPIRITUAL Your Name AIDS partners news:alt.support.aids.partners Adoption AOL: Keyword 'adoption' Adoption Prodigy: Adoption Issues and Parenting Adoption CIS: Issues Forum, Adoption section Adoption Delphi: under Heritage Adoption Fidonet: ADOPTION echo Adoption (Triad Group) Prodigy: Social Issues DB Adoption (BirthParents) LISTSERV@INDYCMS.IUPUI.EDU say SUB BRTHPRNT Your Name AIDS/HIV CIS: go CIS:HSX100 AIDS/HIV survivors green_acres-request@netcom.com say Last Name/First Name Your e-address Alcoholism CIX: alkies (mail 'karl' first) Alcoholics Anonymous news:alt.recovery.aa Alcoholics, Family of Listproc@solar.rtd.utk.edu say SUBSCRIBE Al-Anon Your Name Allergies news:alt.med.allergy Alopecia CIX: Alopecia alopecia news:alt.baldspot Alopecia areata listserv@np2.mcg.edu say subscribe alopecia Alzheimer's disease MAJORDOMO@WUBIOS.WUSTL.EDU say subscribe ALZHEIMER Alzheimer's disease news:alt.support.alzheimers Alzeimer's Carers (Listen) Telnet: freenet-in-c.cwru.edu go alz (Talk) xxo4o@cleveland.freenet.edu (send Name/Addr) Amputees LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say subscribe AMPUTEE Amputees news:alt.support.amputee Anorexia, bulimia news:alt.support.eating-disord Anxiety and panic news:alt.support.anxiety-panic Arthritis news:alt.support.arthritis Asthma news:alt.support.asthma Attention Deficit news:alt.support.attn-deficit Attention Deficit CIX: attention_defi Attention Deficit Delphi: GO CUS 340 Attention Deficit IRC: #adhd Tuesday 10pm ESTT or Thursday 8pm EST Attention Deficit CIS: GO ADD Attention Deficit Kids add-parents-request@mv.mv.com Attention Deficit Adult LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say subscribe addult Your Name Autism LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say subscribe AUTISM Autism IRC: #autism on irc.starlink-irc.org port 6667 (10am and 10pm EST is best) Autism news:alt.support.autism Bereavement CIX: bereavement (mail 'jwd' for admission) Bipolar (manic-depress) majordomo@ncar ucar.edu say subscribe pendulum YourEmailAddress BiPolar (manic-depress) news:alt.support.depression.manic BiPolar (manic-depress) Delphi: GO CUS 340 BiPolar (SO's, etc. of) majordomo@ipl.co.uk say subscribe bpso Bisexual, Spouses of majordomo@texsys.com say subscribe spouse-support (or) say subscribe spouse-support-digest Blind CIS: go CIS:DISABI Blind (Families of) LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say subscribe BLINDFAM Your Name Bone Marrow Transplants BMT-TALK-REQUEST@AI.MIT.EDU Brain Injury listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu say subscribe tbi-sprt Your Name Brain Injury Survivors listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu say subscribe tbi-surv Your Name Brain Tumours BRAINTMR-Request@MITVMA.MIT.EDU Brain Tumours Anothernet: #BrainTmr Breast Cancer LISTSERV@MORGAN.UCS.MUN.CA say subscribe BREAST-CANCER Your Name Breast Feeding news:alt.support.breastfeeding Broken Relationships CIX: splitting_up (mail bryan or peewee first) Borderline Personality news:alt.support.personality Borderline Personality LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.stjohns.edu say SUBSCRIBE BORDERPD Your Name Bullying at Work CIX: bullying-work Cancer LISTSERV@WVNVM.WVNET.EDU say subscribe CANCER-L Your Name Cancer news:alt.support.cancer Cancer CIS: go CIS:CANCER Candida Allergies listserv@psuhmc.hmc.psu.edu say subscribe YEAST-L Your Name Cerebral Palsy LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say subscribe C-PALSY Your Name Cerebral Palsy news:alt.support.cerebral-palsy Cerebral Palsy Parents LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say SUBSCRIBE CPPARENT Compulsive Eating news:alt.support.compulsive-eat Children Special Needs Blank mail to cshcn-l-join@mchenet.ichp.edu Children - see Parent resources also. Child Support Agency UK CIX: child.support or csa Child Support Agency UK news:uk.gov.agency.csa Chronic fatigue LISTSERV@LIST.NIH.GOV say subscribe CFS-L Your Name Chronic fatigue news:alt.med.cfs Chronic fatigue CIX: cfs Chronic fatigue news:alt.support.cfs-cfids Chronic Fatigue CIS: go CIS:GOODHE Chronic Fatigue PRODIGY(US): Jump Medical Support - Chronic Fatigue Chronic Fatigue GENIE: Page 970 Category 18 Chronic Fatigue Fidonet: CFS echo Chronic fatigue (youth) LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say subscribe CFS-Y Your Name Chronic Fatigue (Dutch) LISTSERV@NIC.SURFNET.NL say SUB ME-NET Your Name Cluttering news:alt.recovery.clutter Cluttering listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu say subscribe decluttr Your Name Pain/Illness (Chronic) Anothernet: #LifeChallengs Codependency news:alt.recovery.codependency Colitis, Crohn's news:alt.support.crohns-colitis Cross Dressing cd-request@therev.losalamos.nm.us Cult members, family news:alt.support.ex-cult Cystic fibrosis LISTSERV@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM say subscribe CYSTIC-L Your Name Deaf LISTSERV@SIUCVMB.BITNET say subscribe DEAF-L Your Name Deaf CIS: go CIS:DISABI Deaf Children LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say subscribe DEAFKIDS Deaf-Blind DEAFBLND-Request@UKCC.UKY.EDU Deafness, living with majordomo@acpub.duke.edu say subscribe beyond-hearing Depression news:alt.support.depression Depression subscribe-walkers@lists.walkers.org Chat Room http://www.walkers.org Depression LISTSERV@soundprint.brandywine.american.edu say subscribe DEPRESS Depression CIX:depressed (Mail kazg or dwindera to join) Depression Delphi: Open Delphi (Forums), UK-American Connection, go Cust 351 Depression, Seasonal news:alt.support.depression.seasonal Developmental Delays news:alt.support.dev-delays Diabetes LISTSERV@LEHIGH.EDU say subscribe DIABETIC Your Name Diabetes CIX: balance Diabetes CIS: go CIS:DIABETES Diabetes (insulin dep) LISTSERV@NETCOM.COM say subscribe TYPE_ONE YourEmailAddress Diabetes, hypoglycaemia news:misc.health.diabetes Diabetics, Parents of news:alt.support.diabetes.kids Diabetic Kids (German) majordomo@rachael.franken.de say subscribe diabetic-max Your-e-addrss Dieting news:alt.support.diet Disability, Women (Gay) majordomo@qiclab.scn.rain.com say subscribe living Name e-Address Disabled-Family support LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say subscribe DIS-SPRT Disabled, Parents of Listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu say subscribe firstname lastname Dissociative disorders news:alt.support.dissociation Dissociative disorders IRC: #dissoc (often quiet) Dissociative disorders mailto:kohathi@a3bbak.nai.net (human operated list) Divorce news:alt.support.divorce Divorce Delphi: Go Custom 56 Divorce (Men) free-join@vix.com Downs Syndrome listserv@vm1.nodak.edu say Subscribe down-syn Your Name Dreams news:alt.dreams Drugs see Narcotics Dyslexia, etc news:alt.support.learning-disab Dyslexia news:alt.support.dyslexia Endometriosis LISTSERV@CALIGARI.DARTMOUTH.EDU say sub WITSENDO Your Name Enuresis LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say SUB ENURESIS Your Name Epilepsy LISTSERV@CALVIN.DGBT.DOC.CA say subscribe EPILEPSY-LIST Your Name Epilepsy news:alt.support.epilepsy Facial Disfigurement LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say subscribe MY-FACE Your Name Families, Dysfunctional alt.recovery.adult-children Far from average height news:alt.sigma2.height Fat Loss (Dieting etc.) majordomo@list.stanford.edu say subscribe fatloss-support Fat - see also Obesity Fat-acceptance news:alt.support.big-folks Fat-acceptance news:soc.support.fat-acceptance Fat-acceptance news:soc.support.fat-acceptance.moderated Fibromyalgia LISTSERV@VMD.CSO.UIUC.EDU say subscribe FIBROM-L Your Name Fibromyalgia news:alt.med.fibromyalgia Gay (UK) uk-motss-REQUEST@diversity.org.uk Gay CIS: go CIS:HSX100 Gay Fathers majordomo@vector.casti.com say subscribe gaydads Your Name Your e-addr Gay Parents majordomo@vector.casti.com say subscribe queer-parents Your Name Your e-addr Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual news:soc.support.youth.gay-lesbian-bi Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual LISTSERV@american.edu say subscribe AUGLBC-L Your Name (This group is quite local in focus) Gay,Les,Bi parnts&frnds majordomo@pflag.casti.com say subscribe pflag-talk Gay, South Asian khush-request@husc3.harvard.edu say subscribe khush Gender issues CIX: genderline (mail 'mcbrown' for admission) General psychological news:alt.psychology.help Gluten Intolerance LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say subscribe CELIAC Glaucoma news:alt.support.glaucoma Grief news:alt.support.grief Grief (Parents) Majordomo@mailserv.ic.net say subscribe grief-parents Your-E-Address Grief (Pet Loss) news:alt.support.grief.pet-loss Guilt listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu say sub guilt Your Name Hemophilia news:alt.support.hemophilia Househusbands news:alt.support.househusbands Immune system breakdown immune-request@weber.ucsd.edu Immune system breakdown news:alt.support.cfs-cfids Incontinence INCONT-L-Request@MAINE.MAINE.EDU Infertility news:alt.infertility Internet Addiction listserv@netcom.com say Subscribe i-a-s-g [Note: Changed] (partner support) listproc@strath.ac.uk say subscribe netwidows Your Name Irritable Bowel Syndrm http://www.ibsgroup.org/ Job Hunters jobhuntersupport-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Lesbian, Bi-Sex Women sappho-request@mc.lcs.mit.edu LesBiGay Catholics DIGNITY-Request@AMERICAN.EDU Leukemia Listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu say subscribe hem-onc Your Name Liver Disease PBCPSCGP@aol.com (Manual List) say SUBSCRIBE PBC/PSC Your Name & Address Liver Disease See also PSC Loneliness news:alt.support.loneliness Loneliness news:soc.support.loneliness Long Distance R'ships rainbow-request@rmit.edu.au Manic Depression - see "Bipolar" Marfan's Syndrome news:alt.support.marfan M.E. - see Chronic Fatigue Menopause news:alt.support.menopause Menopause listserv@psuhmc.hmc.psu.edu say subscribe menopaus Your Name NB no 'e' Migraine and headache news:alt.support.headaches.migraine Mobility (Limited) LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say subscribe MOBILITY Mormons, Gay, etc. majordomo@vector.casti.com say subscribe q-saints Mothers, noncustodial news:alt.support.noncustodial.moms Multiple Sclerosis LISTSERV@TECHNION.TECHNION.AC.IL say subscribe MSLIST-L Your Name Multiple Sclerosis news:alt.support.mult-sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis CIS: go multscler Muscular Dystrophy news:alt.support.musc-dystrophy Muscular Dystrophy MD-List-Request@Data.Basix.COM Subscribe MD-List Your Name Myeloproliferative d'rs LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM say SUBSCRIBE MPD-NET Your Name Myeloproliferative d'rs listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu say SUBSCRIBE MPD-SUPPORT-L Your Name Narcotics Anonymous news:alt.recovery.na Negative Equity CIX: neg_equity Obesity news:alt.support.obesity Obesity - see also "Fat" Obsessive-Compulsive news:alt.support.ocd or alt.support.ocd.moderated Oklahoma Bombing listproc@phs.k12.ar.us say subscribe oklahoma Your Name Osteogenesis Imperfecta news:alt.support.osteogenesis.imperfecta Ostomy news:alt.support.ostomy Other support news:alt.support CIX: emotional_sprt CIS go CIS:GOODHE Delphi: GO CUS 340 Ovarian Cancer (???) listserv@ist01.ferris.edu say subscribe ovarian-cancer Your Name Pain odin@gate.net say subscribe PAIN-L Pain/Illness (Chronic) Anothernet: #LifeChallengs Pain, Chronic listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu say SUBSCRIBE PAIN-L Your Name Pain, Chronic news:alt.support.chronic.pain Paranoia Delphi: GO CUS 340 Parent (being one) CIX: l.s.p. Panic Panic-Request@gnu.ai.mit.edu Parkinson's Disease listserv@listserv.utoronto.ca say subscribe PARKINSN Your Name Personality Disorders Delphi: GO CUS 340 news:alt.support.personality Polio LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say subscribe POLIO Your Name Polio (post) news:alt.support.post-polio Polio (post) LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say sub Post-Polio-Med Your Name Prostatitis news:alt.support.prostate.prostatitis Prostatitis (& Cancer) LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say SUB PROSTATE Your Name Prozac Survivors news:alt.support.survivors.prozac Primary Sclerosing Chol psc-support-subscribe@egroups.com Psoriasis news:alt.support.skin-diseases.psoriasis Psoriasis news:alt.support.psoriasis Rare Diseases LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say subscribe RARE-DIS Religion news:alt.recovery.religion Repetitive Strain LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say subscribe RSI-EAST Roommates, Psychotic news:alt.psychotic.roommates Schizoid personality news:alt.support.personality.schizoid Schizophrenia listserv@ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu say subscribe Schizoph Schizophrenia Delphi: GO CUS 340 SAD - see Depression, Seasonal Self Esteem, Low listserv@netcom.com say subscribe self-esteem-self-help Self Injury bus-request@lists.uchicago.edu say subscribe in *subject* line Sexual addictions news:alt.recovery.addiction.sexual Sexual problems (adult) CIS: go CIS:HSXTOP Simgle Parents Delphi: GO GROUP SINGLE Sexual Reassingment news:alt.support.sexreassign Sinusitis news:alt.support.sinusitis Short people news:alt.support.short Short people news:alt.support.dwarfism Shyness news:alt.support.shyness Skin Diseases news:alt.support.skin-diseases Shin Diseases news:alt.support.disease.skin (New) Sleep Apnoea CIX: sleep_apnoea Sleep problems news:alt.support.sleep-disorder Social phobias news:alt.support.social-phobia Spina-bifida news:alt.support.spina-bifida Spina-bifida parents of listserv@waisman.wisc.edu say SUBSCRIBE SB-PARENTS Your Name Step-parent news:alt.support.step-parents Smoking, Stopping news:alt.support.stop-smoking Strokes LISTSERV@UKCC.UKY.EDU say subscribe STROKE-L Your Name Stuttering V5002E@VM.TEMPLE.EDU Stuttering news:alt.support.stuttering Stuttering listproc2@bgu.edu say subscribe STUT-HLP Your Name Suicidal mailto:jo@samaritans.org Email helpline - not self-help Suicidal (anon route) http://www.samaritans.org/sams.html/contact2.html See also http://www.samaritans.org.uk/ US Mirror site: http://www.mhnet.org/samaritans/ Suicidal CIX: suicidehelp (mail 'mcbrown' for admission) Suicidal majordomo@research.canon.com.au say subscribe suicide-support Suicidal IRC: #suicide (often quiet) Suicidal (non english) See http://www.befrienders.org/email/emailother.html Suicide, left behind by news:alt.support.grief.suicide Suicide, left behind by majordomo@research.canon.com.au say subscribe suicide-survivors Tall (see also Marfan) news:alt.support.tall Tinnitus news:alt.support.tinnitus Tobacco Addiction listserv@ra.msstate.edu say subscribe smoke-free Your Name Tourette's syndrome news:alt.support.tourette Transgendered news:alt.transgendered Transgendered news:soc.support.transgendered Transgendered LISTSERV@BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU say SUBSCRIBE TRANSGEN your name Trigeminal Neuralgia TN-REQUEST@WORLD.STD.COM Twelve Step programs listproc2@bgu.edu say subscribe ODAAT@bgu.edu Your e-address Twelve Step LesbiGay ronald@his.com say SUBSCRIBE PLUS-L and use a subject of PLUS-L Voices, visions, moods LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU say subscribe MADNESS Vitiligo news:alt.support.skin-diseases.vitiligo Wounded Child CIX: wchild (mail 'alib; or 'pjacobs' first) ================================================================================== Checking out the "agenda" ------------------------- Almost all of these resources are self-help groups. They don't try to sell you anything. Of course, individual members may have their own agenda and occasionally you'll see blatant commercial postings - usually from outsiders. When an *organisation* offers a resource, you're entitled to expect it to have an agenda of some sort and to be able to discover what it is. The only organisation currently listed is The Samaritans. They're a non-profit, non-religious support service for the suicidal and despairing. Their only agenda is emotional support. They don't sell anything. There's a few other people around on the Net offering support services. With some of them, I haven't yet been able to discover their agenda. With others, at least part of their agenda is to sell you something. Now, there's nothing wrong with someone earning a living in this area but when your audience is potentially vulnerable, it's important that your agenda is easily visible. Such visibility cannot be conveyed easily in a listing such as this so that's why such resources are not here. Having said that, I'd be interested in hearing from *anybody* on this issue. Finally, what's *my* agenda? Firstly I believe that offering people emotional support is a "Good Thing". The other half is that I sell software for email helplines. See: http://www.netservs.com/helpmail/ Quiet and Busy Groups --------------------- Some of these are very busy with dozens of messages a day. If you find that doesn't suit you, look to see if there's an alternative. It may be a cue that a *regional* group is needed if only to become manageable. At the other end, you may find that a group seems to be dead. This can be natural, especially in a small group. It doesn't mean that the group is no good so don't let that put you off asking for support. The group may spring to life and help you and then subside. Start your own group? Some thoughts ----------------------------------- Start your own Internet Emotional Support group? Some thoughts First of all, ask yourself why. One good answer is that you can't find what you need in an existing group. Try using the search engine at http://www.netservs.com/care/ to check that there really isn't a suitable one already.. You'll probably need to devote a fair amount of effort to starting up and publicising your group. It takes time for things to really get going. On the other hand, don't expect a group to be a constant hive of activity. I know several good groups with only a few dozen members where it's often quiet for weeks. When a member needs the group - it springs to life. Some very successful groups are based on automated mailing lists and they're easy to start. Try http://groups.yahoo.com/. They have thousands of groups on all subjects so check again that there isn't an existing group. If necessary, follow their instructions to set up a group. If you find the process too technical for you, consider finding another sufferer with more expertise. Most group are self-help but The Samaritans suicide hotline in the list is modelled on the traditional telephone service. There you are talking to trained volunteers. Starting such a service is a major undertaking. See http://www.netservs.com/helpmail/ for more information. Update policy ------------- This list was originally prepared February 1995 and has already seem several revisions. I expect to update and post it twice a month. Amendments? mailto:steveha@cix.compulink.co.uk. Please use the form that follows to help you include all the information. Thanks to all those who helped me with updates ----cut---- New/Revised Emotional Support Resource Name of Resource: Type: Usenet/Mailing List/Help by E-Mail/Conference/Forum Address: Any restrictions on membership (EG: CIS members only)? Is this primarily a *support* group for sufferers/friends/families? E-Mail address of contact name: ----cut---- Where to get this list ---------------------- This issue of the list is being posted to Usenet alt.support, alt.psychology.help, sci.psychology, soc.misc, alt.answers, soc.answers, sci.answers and news.answers. Archived at MIT - see headers. The most up to date version is at: http://www.netservs.com/care/ No Web access? Any Mail to care@netservs.com retrieves this list Acknowledgements ---------------- Thanks to Ian Pitchford, John Grohol and Bob Zenhausern. Special thanks to David Brake HTTP://WWW.WELL.COM/USER/DERB/ for the CIS entries. Thanks also to the guys at Oxford who put this list up on the Web without me even having to ask :-) Steve Harris - Net Services - Using the Internet to link *people* http://www.netservs.com/helpmail/