The alt.support.depressionUser Guide came
out of Alan Harding's Notes for Newbies
file. Existing outside of the Usenet in the anarchy of the alt category where
lunatics and terrorists abound, alt.support.depression has developed a
netiquette peculiar to the group. Alan offers a description of
"how to get the best from asd, and how to put the least extra stress into
The ASD\R Ark
is no ordinary ark, it's an online photo album of the pets who look after many
newsgroups users. The ark is maintained by Skorch and includes a Christmas
Party Photo Album and the rules of responsible pet care.
The asd/f/r#freeasd Pics pages
is a virtual portrait album for users of the newsgroups and irc channels.
anon.twwells.com is an anonymous server. You can use it to participate in
any of the support newsgroups. Send a blank email to
to get the process started.
Some people may find the virtual environment of asd to be too volatile or
uncontrolled for their preferences. There are many other online support forums,
Dr. John Grohol, at
maintains extensive lists of both
mailing lists. In
cyber-space, there really is something for almost everyone. Some examples are:
Sample group: with newsreader from Dejanews