I became a member of DS about 3 weeks ago and it's been such a great support, but almost immediately I found that people would post goodbye msg. boards to air their grievances. I understand that why this bugs me has to do with whatever issues I'm dealing with but why not post what your feeling or the exact grievance so we can all help without having to go through this almost ritualistic process of the person posting their goodbye and contacting Doug to ensure that their account will be closed and then having members begging the person to stay (and people want them to stay -me included!) and then generally they decide to stay, then have to contact Doug and then sometimes even do a post to state that they've decided to stay. I know that this whole deal doesn't bother everyone but it bothers me so here's the issue. I'm staying -this isn't a farewell post, I love DS and the depression community and PLEASE if hurt or angry or you've got an ax to grind -tell it like it is -you will have people support you and give you feedback -don't run, don't engage in this (I bet) very exhaustive process of goodbye and then hello again. Just stay if you want to stay and sadly go if you do feel like this is an unhealthy place.
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