#bipolarreddit is a place to be yourself, whether you're up, down, mixed, stable, or somewhere in between. Our community is generally intended for people with bipolar disorder, but others (SOs, etc.) are welcome. Talk about your feelings, thoughts, your meds, or just how work went today; it all belongs! We offer support, camaraderie, and friendship.
Keep in mind that none of us are trained professionals. Anything said in the channel should not be taken as medical advice beyond “that's bad you should see a doctor” or similar.
In order for all participants to have a positive, supportive experience, we do not tolerate harassment in any form and implement a number of rules designed to keep discussion healthy and productive.
While not an exhaustive list, the following constitutes harassment:
Other rules which are important because of the nature of this group:
The moderators reserve the right to exclude people from #bipolarreddit based on past behavior either inside or outside the channel. We may also change these rules at any time. Updates will be posted in a timely fashion.
People asked to stop any of these behaviors must comply immediately. While the moderators are generally kind and understanding and will most likely give you multiple warnings, they may kick or ban you at their discretion with or without a warning.
Logs help. We have lives outside the context of moderation; however, we will try to be prompt. We will take your complaint seriously and work with you to decide on a correct course of action.
We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims. We however reserve the right to call out people with a history of complaints.