|Open discussions, challenging preconceptions,
displaying information. Start a discussion, ask a question,
browse or respond to others in the on line community. Any comments
welcome, but just don't get abusive or try and sell anything.
|Resource when you want to read different
approaches to what's called mental illness. Also supportive
texts. Articles aren't necessarily the view of the black dog.
Feel free to review pieces, submit your own or recommend others.
|The black dog is a portal to the
outside world: links to the wider web community on issues directly
affecting men who suffer mental and emotional distress.
|A virtual place to go and sit with
||The war room: what's going on in
the field of men's and mental health. Send us any info you know
of any relevant events and we'll pick it up here.
||Portal to our sections and subsections
on health, quitting drink, food that may help moods, a directory
of support organisations, helping someone who may be suicidal
and warning signs, our online, multifaith ecumenical retreat,
info on the men's resource centre (feel free to send us any
info on groups in your area) , a time out links section to chill,
and positive advice.
||The Black Dog's literary section:
chapter one of a full scale novel, poetry, a column from prison:
these men have been through the mill too: check them out!
Some of our interactive pages. You can write an email about
how angry or upset you are, who or what you you're upset and
specifically why. There is a good argument to say that it's
healthy to express your anger to a safe and appropriate level,
otherwise it can lead to the anger turning inwards and becoming
chronic anxiety or depression. Your email will be sent to
a mailbox where no one has access to. This mailbox is deleted
There's also a random advice generator in this section. This
gives words of stragetic wisdom for people who are being bullied
or feeling insecure,
There's also an interactive poll, and a chatroom you can
use for virtual meetings: open to everybody.
|Bark answers bark
Some current issues being discussed in the forum
|A dog's best friend
||Who supports us and what we're about
||If you're feeling suicidal right
now, you can email the samaritans from here, get the helpline
numbers of Aware and the Samaritans, and/or read a letter written
by someone who understands what you're going through.
|You'll never walk alone
Mental distress is stereotyped, and as such leads to further
This section of the website is devoted to well known people
who have suffered from mental or emotional distress.
|Tell us what you think of the site:
scroll down to the bottom of the page and write to us.