Please Read - Intro to General Sz / Psychosis Forum

A Support and Discussion area for people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia / schizo-affective, or something other than schizophrenia or schizo-Affective, or who think they might have a related disorder or symptoms, or who suffer from hearing voices). This is a general discussion forum.

Site User Guidelines:

Our web community actively encourages the following values:

Respect and Compassion

In order to encourage respect and compassion in our web community, we ask that community members refrain from telling others how they should live their lives (e.g., “get rid of that person” or “get off that medication”). We believe that feedback or advice is most helpful if it is offered as a suggestion or through an example of a personal experience. This teaching by personal example is much more respectful to others than direct advice giving.


We want our web community to be a gathering place for sincere, helpful people whose wisdom you can trust. That is why our staff will routinely remove messages that promote false claims of miraculous cures or other untruths. Since trust is so important, we do not allow members posting with 2 separate identities (posing as 2 different individuals). Any member doing this will be banned from our community.

Specific Guidelines

• No Posts Concerning Imminent Suicide

This support community is an inappropriate resource for those who are imminently at risk of harming themselves or others. These are medical emergencies that require immediate psychiatric care from trained professionals.

Unfortunately, some individuals are chronically suicidal and repeatedly post “farewell” suicide notes to our community. We appreciate that such suicidal posts are a “cry for help”, but these posts about imminent suicide are extremely upsetting for our other members.

Since our members are totally anonymous, we lack the ability to locate the member who posts a suicidal “farewell” letter. Thus the posting of a “farewell” suicide note serves no purpose, other than to seriously upset our entire community.

• Ethical Behavior

Our community believes in “The Golden Rule” (that we should treat others the way we want them to treat us). Thus members writing to condone unethical behavior (e.g., genocide, murder, violence, hatred) will be banned from our community.

• Anonymity

Our members join our community to share with other people living with similar illnesses. Because many of our forums are public, we must keep our identities completely anonymous. In that way, we can discuss the role our significant others play in our lives without publicly embarrassing them. Likewise, we keep anonymous so that teachers, employers, fellow students or coworkers can not “Google” and identify our community posts. To protect your anonymity, members should not communicate with each other off this site. We ask that members not exchange phone numbers or meet in person. Our experience is that these ‘offsite’ relationships can be disastrous (especially when one member becomes pathologically dependent or manipulative towards the other). Basically - be careful. If you ever meet anyone offline - be sure that a friend or family member has full information about the person you are meeting - phone number, email address, and information like that.

• Friendship, Not Romance

This is not a social networking website to meet new romantic partners. In fact, we strongly caution against romances between community members. We ask that member-to-member romantic messages and/or lover’s quarrels not be posted. We believe that it is an invasion of privacy to have our community read member-to-member love letters. There are web sites that focus on dating for the mentally ill - such as that we encourage you to visit if you are looking for romance.

• Members Preying On Other Members

Certain predatory individuals join self-help groups to prey on vulnerable members. These individuals initially “sound good”. They may even read self-help books to improve their false public image of being a compassionate, understanding community member. Their real goal is to meet other members in person to prey on their emotional vulnerabilities in order to get status, money or sex.

To prevent this, we ask that you never reveal your real identity or meet with another member in person. Psychiatrically, it is extremely risky to meet other members in person for the purpose of romance.

• Sobriety and Substance Abuse

We ask that you only post when you are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Additionally, discussions of drug and alcohol abuse that is not recovery oriented, is not allowed in these forums. Research shows that drug and alcohol abuse greatly reduce people’s ability to recover from mental illness and we are a recovery-oriented website.

• Democracy

Our community is simply a group of friends giving and getting feedback from each other. We try to run our site democratically. We do have an administrative staff, but they are often busy elsewhere with their duties.

• Our Community Guidelines

Our Community Guidelines are fairly enforced by our administrative staff. Unfortunately, our administrators don’t have the time to read every post. Thus our administrators rely on our members to direct them to those posts which need administrative attention.

• Suggestion, Not Criticism

Our members ask first if their advice is wanted before giving it to another member. This way, members can decide when they are ready to hear advice and feedback. We have learned that feedback or advice is most helpful if it is offered as a suggestion or through an example of a personal experience, but not as a criticism.

• Drama

Our administrative staff will actively discourage “drama” in our community. Please trust our administrator’s judgment in this regard.

• Religious Discussions

We know that many people who have experienced mental illness find comfort and healing in belonging to a religion. Unfortunately, many people with psychotic disorders experience delusions of a religious character, and some have had traumatic experiences with religion or with attempts to heal their illness through religious activities such as exorcism. To facilitate recovery, and to make this a safe place for everyone, we ask that users avoid mentioning their beliefs. We also ask that users not get into discussions about their own or others’ beliefs, or lack of belief, as many would find this hurtful or offensive.

• The Debate About Abortion

Many of our members have strong religious convictions concerning abortion. Thus we ask that our members respect each other’s differing points of view regarding abortion. Specifically, we ask that members not debate the topic of abortion in our communities.

• Banned Activities

It is our policy to warn anyone showing flagrant disrespect e.g., foul language, and to delete their disrespectful posting. If this disrespect persists, the member is banned from the community.

Likewise, we will warn anyone showing religious intolerance , and delete their intolerant posting. If this religious intolerance persists, the member is banned from the community.

No advertisements (for research subjects, support for special projects, or commercial enterprises), or internet links to web sites promoting these activities are allowed. If someone has a research project that they want to publicize - then email the administrator at szwebmaster at yahoo dot com - and if the posting is accepted, one of the moderators will post the message.

Unfortunately, we do not allow links to other, non-English speaking websites (because we can’t determine their content).

• Keeping “On Topic”

We have many forums; each forum discusses a specific topic. In that way, members can join discussions that are specifically relevant to their needs. Sometimes a member accidentally posts something that would be better located in another forum. Our administrative staff will then transfer that post to the more appropriate forum.

We Are Not A Substitute For Professional Care

We encourage you to see your psychiatrist or psychologist or other mental health care person for help if you have having a challenging time.
Due to the extremely large number of users and messages posted - we do not have the moderator “manpower” and “womanpower” to tell every person why their message has been deleted - but it it is, its because one of the moderators felt it violated the spirit or the terms of the guidelines below. We hope we don’t have to do it very frequently - but occasionally we do have to delete messages, and on rare occasion ban the repeat offenders. The administrators tell me that so far we have only banned a few users - of the tens of thousands of visitors - and it is only when someone repeatedly violates the rules and shows lack of respect for the community.

No Swearing
Please refrain from using any vulgar language that would offend someone else. Shortcuts to vulgar language does not constitute no swearing.

No Personal Insults/Abuse
This site is provided to you for free, and you are free to disagree with other posters, but if you stoop to personal abuse or attacks, your post(s) will be deleted. If you ARE insulted then report the post…PLEASE do NOT retaliate. If you do retaliate you are no better then the abuser and you too will treated as an abuser as stated above. Retaliation by anyone against another is in no way showing any respect for yourself, the person who offended you, nor the rest of the readers of the forums.

No Repeat Posts
If no-one answers your question, bump it rather than posting it again and please don’t post the same question in every forum, just the most appropriate one. Reading the same thing over and over again is the best way to annoy people and the worst way to get answers.

No Illegal Suggestions
Please no pointers, how-tos, advocating etc of any illegal activity, including (but not restricted to) getting illegal drugs, telling people to do illegal activities, etc. these are our rules, but there are laws and punishment in ALL countries regarding this issue.

What is PR0N?
Please, no pornographic material nor pointers to it. For those that do not know what PR0N stands for, switch the R and 0 around and you will understand.

This refers to the use of this site as a redirector or gateway to another site for the purpose of collecting click benefits. This also includes, but is not limited to, the following: Sites/Schemes where the affiliate obscures or misleads members and The use of Private Messages, email, signatures, and forum posts, via this forum, where the sole purpose is to solicit membership. (i.e. Usage of member lists and publically accessible personal information contained within these forums). Although there are times when a link to another site is necessary for helping or answering a question, this site reserves the right to determine what is and is not SPAM or PIMPING.

Telepathy and Voices
How many psychiatrists follow this site?
Mind uploading and research contribution needed
Ok so this is something
Parental warnings requested
Leaving Forum For Good!
Meeting SZ People... Let's try this!
A man who is known for his ability to see and communicate with the other world
To be aware a new forum to tell your story
What happened to bunny?
What are the rules?
TOP 17: Earliest Forum Topics
Show me the way,
Administration(religious posts)
I saw my own hand yesterday
Self Medicating (Preference)
Don't know why I even try
I would love a friend
Anyone likes law of attraction?
Taking niacin 500mg two times a day
Schizophrenia Cure
Guys in US and Australia can help me...Is it legal to torrent if we use vpn...!
Slipping back
Piracy and schizophrenia
Facebook Details
Broward county, Florida
Held over my head
Recreational drugs
Do u guys want to share ur skype id..?
God is blessing me and I need to start going to church
Mind control experiences
People diagnosed board needs some loving!
It's unfair to close discussion about alcohol consumption
You would think.. Or I would think
Would you help me achieve my dreams?
Schizophrenic Singles Thread
Just had a drink
Being forced to marry
Telling me I'm crazy because
A reminder about the Forum Guidelines
Are phone friends a thing?
Support Research-NYU Langone-Just Reposted This :)
My ex is pretending to be sz
Why do i keep getting suspended?
Is there any parallel raise between locked thread and new moderators
Have you ever had a forum stalker?
Rumours of My Demise Were Premature
Motherhood <3
I want to commit suicide 2
Plz anonymize my account
Community guidelines and why they affect those who Suffer
Introduction @Osiris
Has anyone thought about having some sort of support/friendly group chat?
Member Status...:P
FAQ rule, Keep it clean, nothing obscene or sexually explicit
How techno dumb are you?
Award-winning Director Wants to Interview You for a Feature Film about Schizophrenia
POLL: Students gathering input for school projects on the forum
Facebook add
People with thought broadcasting
Lots of bad thoughts tonight about this site
Please take a moment to review the Forum Guidelines
Member status
Minority groups/subordinate groups
Anyone tried a spiritual method
Anyone drunk? I'm sorry for a difficult subject... please delete?
How can you be in a new relationship
What would one do to be banned on here?
Where do y'all look for LOVE?
This site in intolerant against people who mention God but dont push their beliefs on to others. WHERE IS MY FREEDOM?
What I regret the most
What I regret the most
What would you do if you started liking some one from this site?
What does 'No replies' to a forum thread suggest?
Since I can't do or say anything right
How many here from the old forum?
Forum User Guidelines and Rules - Please review
Where are the guidlines for the forum I cant find them? basic rules
Being cursed with the truth
LOL should have section for like, age/sex/stuff
Thanks for your support
Any single good looking woman with Sz
Anyone on here treating their schizophrenia without meds?
Am I developing Schizophrenia? I don't know what to do!
Locking of threads seems to be escalating
Reducing stress as an aid
If i host a sz convention you are all invited :)
First day taking Sarcosine
Eliminating the stigma
Industrial Design students looking for input
What are your favorite quotes?
Who can help me win this battle?
How do I block someone
Hai everyone
"You're takin us to Europe
I made it back
Online harassment/ protecting this community
Online Dating is it ok Here?
I think i'm reaching the right state of mind to start toking satans oregeno again
Believing in god
I believe our sz brings us closer to god
Beliefs in this forum. Can I be Candid?
Fellow schizophrenic, my family ignored my problems
If you see a problem, FLAG IT
Be careful
Drug dealing
What is With the Misogyny!?
Has Anyone Ever Tried a Liver Cleanse After Coming Off Antipsychotics?
Forum Guidelines and other useful Forum Information
What gives you pleasure
What gives you pleasure
What would you change about this site?
:whale: say anything XXVII
Can we post our youtube site on this forum?
Forum rules
What happens if you get banned?
What are we supposed to be doing with our lives? POLL
Whats the rules again?
How do people get those tag lines next to their names?
Thread I tried to post
Where are the rules for this forum posted?
My Thoughts
Daze here. Anybody wanna respond?
Looking for New Friends
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New to the forum
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Reminder about posting under the influence
Swimming yay or nay
Say Anything LXVIII 🦙
Pleased to meet you!
Am I possessed or is it schizophrenia?
Daughters Going on Birth Control Pill
Daughters Going on Birth Control Pill
Medications and alchohol
Serious Discussion Time
MODs can you PM me with an explanation of why I've lost messaging privileges
Hi. I'm new
People are repeating my inward thoughts
Hi ! I'm Eleven
Is flirting allowed here..?
Mods, is it allowed to discuss Schopenhauer?
I Made a Meme & Advocacy facebook page for skitzes
Whyd my post get flagged?
Whyd my post get flagged?
Where are forum rules?
Link posting rules?
I have started my own website
What to do
Which member is the ''most'' authentic ...?
Give us a list of what we can and cant talk about?
Who is coming off antipsychotics in the future?
Post a selfie #4
I think the bibble his a dilusion
Like being
Do you believe in Aliens?
Skype friends
Was my psychosis diagnosis a misdiagnosis?
Dearzombie, can I post my facebook page on this forum?
The Debate Thread + poll
Does anyone know who I am outside of this forum?
To scared to post and comment
As a reminder, here's the FAQ
Abortion is not worse than having an unloved child
My husband doesn’t like me to be on the forum because
Forums for other mental illnesses?
Forums for other mental illnesses?
Forums for other mental illnesses?
Talk to me
Pls enlighten more
Is This A support Forum
Paranoid as a "guest"
The first post is the hardest, amirite?
"What's yours is mine, and what's mine is yours."
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Questions if jails or prisons should be called forensic facilities
What are the rules of the server
Sorry for the trouble
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Due to recent developments- please read
How many of you have contacted people from the forum through other means? - Anonymous poll
I think the forum rules should be made into a "pinned topic" like the Crisis intervention resources
@bowens. 1515151
Where are the rules?
Posting Patterns
Thanks for upsetting me
Is there a irc channel for schizophrenia forum?
Sorry for breaking the rules
One of my sonas was here 2000yrs ago
I was banned twice for no good reason
I disagree about something
What happened to my post?
The more I think about Life, the more I feel Buddhism is truth
Writing a Book
Does anyone here take a drink?
Let's get intimate
?))) - What Would You Lyke Your Tombstone To Say - (((?
When did stfu become name calling?

Thanks for the welcome. I like this forum.

Are there plans for support section for family / relatives?

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There is a support section for family/relatives.


I just wanted to tell the Admin thank you for fixing that huge delay in the auto save. That was really getting hard to type. Thank you also for increasing the page loading speed. I know you only get complaints when things break. But I just wanted to let you know, I appreciate the work you have all put into this project.



its different, trying to get hang of it, i cant post smileys yet lol, so far so good though, thank you!

thanks again for this

Thanks for making the new site. Looks great.

A really good site, thanks

i cant reply on my iphone? how do i contact admin?

There should be a [meta] category containing general forum software issues.

Stuff like

  • How do I log in?
  • Why is this button :black_square_button: and this button :white_square_button:
  • Pages are loading slow
  • I keep getting errors
  • How do I upload pictures?

I will track that category and attempt to help out, inform you when later versions of the software resolve it, and so on.

The team have extreme urgency when it comes to errors and slowness. Both are not tolerated in the software.

There is also a “central governance site” called

idk what you are talking about :frowning:

i am just a simple person.

do you know about the problem then?

I notice that more and more of us on the forum are talking about school. I was wondering if there is going to be a section for school and work related stuff in the near future? I love this site, but I was just pondering.

Thank you.

Appreciate the forum.

At some point we can consider a school/work forum - but right now I just want to get everyone transitioned over and it running really well (its not there yet).

Lets revisit that idea in a few months after things are settled down (we’re also working on a major upgrade to the web site),

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Thank you for that. Hey, thumbs up on the hard work. You guys are working your butts and I really appreciate it.

Hi, thanks for the new forum I like it better than the old one and it’s trendy and modern, I do bump into a problem on my android phone; where I can’t create a new topic ! I get a box to write in but I don’t know whether it’s the text or the topic, I’m confused :confused: if it’s a problem could you fix it. thnx

I like the new forum and the rules are good and fair.

Thanks :smile:

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Hi Alex,

if you are having problems posting from your android phone - the issue is probably that you are using an older browser. If you can go to the google app store and download a new version of the chrome browser, the problem will probably go away.

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Thank you, it worked!

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