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Venting to a stranger can be incredibly dangerous if you are at a very mentally sensitive state. Need to talk to a therapist? I am not homicidal or suicidal. I understand that no action can be taken toward any claims made during a chat as all users are anonymous. I am at least 13 years or older and have a parents permission to use this site. I understand that the chat is intended for casual venting and not for mental illness diagnosing or psychological therapy. Listening is a hard job to take on, and as Listeners, we voluntarily take it upon ourselves to, on top of our own lives and issues, take on the issues of the Venter and attempt to impart whatever unbiased wisdom we may possess concerning their problems.
Three words define the great Listener: unconditional positive regard. As Listeners, it is on us to believe in the ability of the Venter to make themselves better, to take them at their word, give them the benefit of the doubt, and to show them that it is entirely possible for someone to believe in them. Negative regard achieves absolutely nothing. It is impossible to shame or degrade a person into improving. Negative regard does nothing more than communicate negativity, and the Venter likely already feels badly enough about themselves. Some Venters’ issue IS that they have no faith or positive regard for themselves! Show the Venter unconditional positive regard, and you will not only make their life that much easier, you will become a better Listener.