You are registering for a Survivors of  Psychiatric Abuse Forums community account. We encourage you to read and fully understand the rules of this account before moving on to the next step.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Survivors of  Psychiatric Abuse Forums community and our services is simple — to provide emotional support and information for mental health and self-improvement. In that vein, you should be civil and treat others as you expect to be treated here.

Terms of Use for our Community

While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not Survivors of  Psychiatric Abuse Forums, the administrators, or moderators (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. You agree that the Webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. This information will not be disclosed to any third party without your prior authorized consent.

These forums are for mutual support and information sharing only. Advertisements, announcements, research requests or any type of research on the content of these forums is strictly prohibited. Unless otherwise noted, copyrights of individual messages are owned and retained by their original poster. Unauthorized use or reproduction of any material found on these forums is strictly prohibited without prior authorization of the copyright holder.

A valid email address is required to complete your registration. Only one member account per individual. People registering more than one account may lose all accounts on the forum, and all forum access.

Inappropriate Content

This is, first and foremost, a self-help support community. That means if your post isn’t about offering support to another person or asking for it, it’s potentially not appropriate for the forums. Specifically prohibited from the forums:

  • Advertisements of any sort
  • Announcements of one’s own Web site, new resource, or book
  • Announcements for research projects
  • Flames or messages meant to intimidate or harass others
  • Threatening or profane messages
  • Messages discussing a private message (PM) from others, including all administrative issues
  • Messages containing suicidal threats or suicidal actions
  • Messages containing or condoning illegal acts
  • Limit your direct discussion of politics and religion, as people usually hold pretty strong opinions about these topics
  • Anything that violates the Terms of Use for this site

When in doubt about appropriate content, contact any moderator before posting questionable material.

Our Forums are Research-Free

We prohibit any non-naturalistic research being conducted on the forums. At no time shall members’ individual posts be quoted or used in the write-up of any research. You are welcomed to help other members research topics and provide research that is potentially helpful to others.

Please Note: New members’ posts are moderated to help reduce spam in our forums. That means your new post won’t show up until reviewed by a moderator (usually within 24 hours).

Please understand that we do allow search engines to index our community, [b]so please choose your username and post personal details carefully[/b]. To keep community continuity, we allow only limited deletion of posts made by members.