Meet The Team


President of Depression Sanctuary, Inc.
Nancy Schimelpfening has a B.S. degree in Biology and an M.S. degree in Community Health Education.

She was the About.com Expert in depression for 18 years and currently serves as the administrator for Depression Sanctuary.


Management

addy
USA
Title Chat Room Manager
Introduction My name is addy. I am married with 2 girls and a step-son. I have a degree in Education Administration. I am a rape and abuse survivor. Diagnosed with depression, p.t.s.d, anxiety, panic attacks and agorophobia.
My husband found this room for me when it was on about.com. It saved my life and will always be greatful for those that helped me find the help I needed. Now I am so much better I am able to help others.
Fields Depression, PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, agorophobia, faith, self injury
Aleksander Europe
Title IT Director, Marketing Manager
Introduction Hi there! My name is Aleksander. I'm based in Scandinavia, where I live with my cat. Having the opportunity to make a difference is what makes me love doing what I do.
Fields PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder, LGBTQ
Languages Spoken English, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
magic Unknown
Title Host Training Manager
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Senior Hosts

Amyf69 USA, Central Standard Time (CST)
Introduction My name is Amy, amyf69. I am a wife, mother of an amazing 4 yr old son. I have struggled with depression since I was 12. I currently am working at a nursing facility while attending college and hope to be in the nursing program next year. I have many things I struggled with along side the depression like eating disorders and self-harm.
Fields Depression, eating disorders, self-harm, dissociative identity disorder (DID)
feigncontentmnt Unknown
Introduction Welcome - you're found a place full of safe and caring souls. I first came to an earlier version of this site over 10 years ago. I started hosting shortly after. I believe that the first step in living with depression is to realize that you are not alone. You are not defective, you have an illness, and at this page you are among others who have been there. Having others to talk to who have been where you are can be freeing and can offer insights into your situation. My hosting style is to encourage open sharing with others in the room to expand your circle of support. I feel today is just one day in your life - and being reminded that no matter how bad you feel today - there will be a tomorrow - is vital. Together we can help each other along our journeys.
jr7 Unknown
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justcuzi1 Unknown
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Sami United Kingdom, British Summer Time (BST)
Introduction Welcome, My name is Sami. I am from the UK. I have lived with depression , borderline ptsd, anxiety and self harm most my life. I started to Self harm when I was 14 and I have attended and help run the local self harm support group where I live. I have completed DBT therapy and am trained as a WRAP (wellness recovery action plan) train the trainer.I am a survivor of rape and female to female domestic voilence. I thought it may benefit someone if I said I have no children and am a gay female. I am happy to talk to anyone who feels I maybe able to listen and support them on their journey. I came to this chat room via an old version many years ago and met some amazing people on the way. I even took a trip to America to meet a couple of them
Fields Depression, borderline, PTSD, anxiety, self-harm

Junior Hosts

Elena Unknown
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Jorie Unknown
Introduction I'm an introvert, empath trying to heal others and myself. I have JMEpilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety and Depression and learned to overcome these conditions with mindfulness, will power and alternative/natural medicine. Victim of sexual harrasment and emotional/psychological abuse.
Languages Spoken English, Spanish
Kindredspirit Unknown
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Namaste Unknown
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shadowchey Unknown
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Skie Unknown
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Sunshine Unknown
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