I was not referring to treatment but to a conversation. Treatment is best handled by people who are trained and monitored on some level. That's understood which is why we always recommend trained therapists.
On the other side of the coin how many times have we heard that this place helped to restore a person's confidence.......that the on line acceptance, care and at times love, made a hugh difference. Helped them to keep on going to find a compatible existence.
How many times do we hear from people who seemed at the end of their ability to cope, who were a coin toss away from making a terrible decision......have them a month or a year later thank this collective body of decent people for their help. That they realized it wasn't all about blackness and pain. That there were good people who cared about them.
That's all I am talking about.
The worst day I ever had on this forum was the day I learned that Oompa had committed suicide. Despite the fact that everyone told him to get help and that he had ex JW friends that were there for him. Some times nothing works. Somethings a brief conversation can be a big step forward.