Support by Email
I Gave You the Internet, and I Can Take It Away.
Think About it."
-- Former Vice President Al Gore, 12/14/2000,
on The Late Show with David Letterman
"Top Ten Rejected Gore/Lieberman Campaign Slogans"
Before you start, please read the Usenet Netiquette rules posted at
Then read the Usenet description posted at
What is Usenet?
The penalties for failing to follow the rules are interesting
in a Chinese Proverb sort of way,
and include having your email account swamped with angry replies
from hundreds of readers.
An email support list is a group of people who "talk" via email.
Members send email to one address,
then the email gets sent out to all the members.
A few terms you need to know:
- Private list
- A list where the owner decides on a member-by-member basis
whether to allow applicants to join the list.
- Public list
- A list where anyone can join and there is little privacy.
- Moderated list
- A list where the owner approves each post.
- Unmoderated list
- A list where posts are sent out unedited and uncensored.
- Rude or insulting posts. These can get you banned from a list.
- Being removed from a list and prevented from rejoining.
|To subscribe to Pendulum, an email support group for
people with bipolar disorder, go to:
Madness Mailing List
MADNESS is an electronic action and information
discussion list for people who experience moods
swings, fright, voices, and visions (People Who).
MADNESS creates an electronic forum and
distribution device for exchanging ways to change
political systems that touch People Who, and for
distributing any information and resources that
might be useful. A basic premise of science and
research is also a value of MADNESS: to share
your findings with others.
|Subscriptions to BPSO
-- a support list primarily for non-bipolar
spouses, parents, and other loved-ones -- are not
presently being accepted in order to keep the
list at a manageable size. For further
information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|iris (information, referral, and internet sightings)
is a People Who
one-way announcement list.
Discussions may take place on various related lists.
Messages are announcements of conferences and news of interest
to people who experience mood swings, fear, voices and visions;
occasional forwards from other lists; some URL's; sometimes a quotation;
some times a political call to action.
Subscribe from the web or use email to
to send the command subscribe iris
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow and the messenger of the gods.
Walkers in Darkness
Walkers-in-Darkness is intended for sufferers
from depression and/or bipolar disorder, and
affected friends. We have also picked up a fair
number of people with anxiety disorder, panic
attacks, and/or Borderline Personality Disorder.
The list includes both "novices" and
those who have learned to cope with their illness
using a variety of techniques. It has people of
every race and ages from 14 to 70+.
Join, Leave or Get Info
|Find The Light
is a new online support group for bipolars and depressives.
Requires free login.
is a place to discuss and debate Psychological Issues, as well as recieve [sic]
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT.
Everyone who has a keen interest in Mental Health or Psychology is welcome,
including students, lecturers, psychologists, and those wanting to ask for advice or help.
|State Discussion Lists for People Who
- Lists established in many states for people who experience mood swings,
fear, voices and visions.
- Meta-list of over 60,000 public lists on all topics.
is a list for those who are involved in a relationship
with someone suffering from bipolar disorder, but not
suffering from the disease themselves. To subscribe to the list,
send the text "subscribe riders" in the body of a message to
Modified July 21, 2006