Mental Illness Community for Skeptics

A tremendous amount of buzz has been floating around about building an online hub for people with mental disorders who don’t want to hear “Find a higher power” to congregate and get help.  Well, that site is presently being built.

The project is being headed up by Elizabeth Sturgeon, and any help she can get would be welcome.  If you have experience with building web sites, editing, or if you work in the field of psychology and can provide research, and if you want to help contribute to this site, please email Elizabeth at rainicornlady[at]gmail[dot]com.

When we take the step to be honest about our conditions, we immediately ditch at least part of the stigma.  It’s like letting go of a sack of bricks.  I’ve gotten so many emails from people whose lives have been changed just by finding out they’re not alone, that there are other high functioning loons out there, and that it’s not their fault.  This site will have the same effect on a grander scale.  I literally cannot exaggerate how happy I am to see this coming together.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Johnnykaje

    I’m no psychologist or coder, but I’ve run a couple of blogs and have a graphic design degree, if those skills are needed.

  • KeganL

    I’d be willing to contribute in any way I can. I’m a writer, and I’m also an atheist with mental illness.

  • Ringo

    I don’t have much to offer other than my enthusiastic readership, but I look forward to it.

  • Noelley B

    I passed this on to my graphic designer sister, who is ironically feeling to crazy to approach a project right now :/

  • Alix

    Well, I’d help, bu I have no real talent for coding or psychology, just a shitty brain.

  • LadyBlack

    Cool, I would be glad to offer support via readership and anything I can add which would help people (hopefully).

  • anthonyallen

    I went over there and tossed in my 2 cents.

    I won’t believe what I’m about to say in a couple days time (that’s the nature of my Monkey) but I think I can offer a lot to the community. Having lived with this for more than 3 decades can have it’s advantages. Wisdom is one of those.

    • teh_faust

      This shit takes so much from us – why not get something out of it just once?