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DS Is For A Virtual Community…

I believe that a group of people or community can create an environment for change… The more we Stand Up for what we believe in, the more chances we have of being noticed as a Community, especially when it comes to Mental Health issues. The more we are noticed as a Community, the more chances we have of being heard as One Voice. The more we are heard as One Voice, the more chances we have of stopping the stigma unjustly attached to Mental Health…

So to that end I’m going to write about an online community that I am both a member of and a Sponsor. Dopamine Stream is a safe virtual community – set up for Mental Health sufferers by Mental Health sufferers – where you can be heard without judgement. We are an open-minded mixing pot of Mental Health sufferers and some Mental Health professionals, all with a common goal to see the system change when it comes to Mental Health and any issues associated with it.

We understand just how hard it can be sometimes to open up to the people closest to you. This, unfortunately, holds especially true when it come to our Mental Health. As a group of people, we are uniquely placed to understand where you are coming from and what you are going through, as we have been there ourselves. Sometimes it is easy to be honest and frank with a stranger then someone you know, and that is what your allocated sponsor it there for!

All our sponsors are volunteers and either suffer from – and have found a balance – or have suffered from Mental Health issues. We are always on the look out for volunteers to join us, so if you’re a medical professional or a survivor of Mental Health issues and would like to give back by joining our ranks of sponsors we would love to hear from you. Even if you only have a couple of hours a week of your time to volunteer, every little bit counts…

So Come & Join Us @ Dopamine Stream..

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About D.J. Haswell

I battled with depression, brought on by stress, for 10 years. During that time, I made many mistakes, due in no small part to the fact that I perceived my illness as a failing on my part. It took me a long time, coupled with hindsight, to realise that I hadn’t failed in my life, but rather that the circumstance of my life had failed me. I started my blog to bring hope to those currently suffering from the debilitating effects of depression that there is light at the end of what may seem like an unending tunnel!

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5 thoughts on “DS Is For A Virtual Community…

  1. I suffer from mental health issues and I am also a health care professional. How do you become a part of this community?

    Posted by Michele | June 8, 2013, 9:47 PM

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