you are so right! i feel just the same! i've been on other sites and other boards (not only for depression--not only here on the healthboards), and NEVER has there been one just like this. there were people on others that were actually nasty to each other, and you'd think they'd be good to each other, since they were all in the same boat so to speak. people who didn't pay attention to each other; others who took the leads in most threads; petty fights, it was incredible. but here, when one person has a problem, i've seen how just about everybody "rushes" to try to help that person as best they can. it truly is
a supportive community, and i've said it myself that i feel like this is my second family to me. heck, i've talked about things on here that i haven't even talked to my family about. and i've even disagreed on things, but never from a bad place in my heart, you know?!!!
yes, key and lilme, and everyone else, we should all thank each other, even if we don't know each other very well, for all the words of encouragement and support and empathy and kindness we get on here. i know they mean so much to me!!! if there were such words offered in real life, this world and our lives in it would definitely be much kinder and much sweeter.
God bless and hugs to all!