RULES:

No discussion of any illegal activity or threats of violence (ie. threats of suicide, self-harm, or physical harm). Discussion of medical marijuana is allowed as long as discussions have a medical focus.

No use of explicit, racist, obscene or vulgar language, images or messages.

No chat that attack, insult, flame, defame, or abuse others. Respect other members’ opinions regarding treatment decisions. Decisions about health and well-being are highly personal choices. We should respect all points of view. Flaming will not be tolerated.

No advertising or links to advertising or “Spam” is permitted.

No chat regarding research studies, surveys, or clinical trials without prior approval from the administrator.

Do not post offline personal contact information (ie. your home address, phone numbers etc.) and do not ask for personal information from others. This is to protect your security and identity.

If you are a medical professional, do not use the chat to distribute professional medical advice and/or promote your services.

GUIDELINES:

Check for open topics. Before posting a new topic, please check to see if there is already a topic open on the subject.

Ignore bothersome members. If there is someone on the forum that bothers you, select the Ignore button at the top right corner of the post.

Report chat that violate the rules. Do this by selecting the Admin alert button at the top right corner of the post.

Use good judgement. NEVER rely on information or opinions exchanged to replace necessary, personal consultation(s) with qualified health or medical professionals to meet your individual health or medical needs. Remember that what’s right or has worked for one person may not be what’s right for you.

Lend a helping hand. A bit of compassion can go a long way toward helping people with life’s challenges and reaching out can help alleviate feelings of loneliness.

Don’t be afraid to share. If you’re feeling alone or hurting, don’t be afraid to share your fears and tears. If you’re rejoicing about the results of a recent medical test or treatment, share that too.

Welcome new members. Help new folks “learn the ropes” about how to find information and resources, save time, and how to get involved.

Be respectful of moderators in both the chat and any private communications.