Depression Sanctuary Is Now Open!


Do you have depression?  Do you need a safe and supportive place on the Internet where you can discuss issues that concern you with other like-minded people?  Depression Sanctuary may be just what you looking for.

Depression Sanctuary provides moderated chat rooms for those with depression and other mental illnesses.

It was originally started as a depression support chat on a site called the Mining Company back in 1998 (eventually rebranded as and later as Verywell).

When decided to close its chat rooms, the site Guide, Nancy, and several hosts banded together to open a non-profit site called Depression Haven.  Unfortunately, Depression Haven had to close its doors a few years later.

In 2015, Nancy and several former hosts from both and Depression Haven got back together and decided to reopen another chat site, this time calling it Depression Sanctuary.

Throughout its many iterations, Depression Sanctuary has had a strong reputation for providing what many other chat sites can’t:  a warm and caring atmosphere with the safety that comes from having protective guidelines and trained moderators in place to ensure that everyone feels welcomed and secure.

Depression Sanctuary is free to participate in and registration is quick and simple.

If you’d like to check it out, just head on over to http://www.depressionsanctuary. org/ and see for yourself why it’s been called “the best depression support site on the ‘net.”

Nancy Schimelpfening, MS

Nancy Schimelpfening is the founder of Depression Sanctuary. Unless otherwise stated, all of the content on Depression Sanctuary is written by and maintained by Nancy. Nancy has a master’s degree in community health education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She was the (now expert on depression from 1998-2016. She has also written for other online publications, including Healthline, Health Digest, and MindBodyGreen.