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Q: Online Communities for Posting Worries ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Online Communities for Posting Worries
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: guenever-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 01 Aug 2002 11:54 PDT
Expires: 31 Aug 2002 11:54 PDT
Question ID: 48132
I am looking for web sites that allow users to post prayer requests,
worries, minor obsessions, and/or ask for advice in a public forum or
online community. I actually have found web sites like this in the
past but cannot remember their URLs (and, unfortunately, did not
bookmark them). The type of web site that I am looking for is similar
to the prayer circles at but not necessarily as
religious or prayerful in nature. For example, on the sites that I'm
looking for, users could post their worries or obsessions online and
others could read them and then respond if they wanted. These web
sites could provide affirmation, like "I know what you're feeling" and
other emotional support, and in some cases, maybe some brief advice
(if it was asked for). Thanks for your help.
Subject: Re: Online Communities for Posting Worries
Answered By: actualwolf-ga on 02 Aug 2002 07:44 PDT
Rated:3 out of 5 stars

I think you should look into SupportPath ( ).

This is the most comprehensive list of support groups I have found. 
Not only will this provide you with places to discuss any worries on
many specific topics, there are groups for general anxiety, stress,
and women's issues.

I discovered SupportPath through this article at
( has articles
on many related topics including worry and anxiety, I have listed some
of these in the "Additional Links" section below.

I hope these are helpful!

I know what you're feeling,


Additoinal Links: Worry Stress Anxiety

Search Terms:

online group support
online group support worry


Request for Answer Clarification by guenever-ga on 02 Aug 2002 15:18 PDT
This isn't quite what I had in mind.  I was thinking of something more
like a "post it and forget it" type site where people can add their
posts or read what other people had posted.

Clarification of Answer by actualwolf-ga on 06 Aug 2002 14:18 PDT

Sorry for the confusion.  I assumed, based on your posts, that your
were more interested in a response from other people.

Perhaps these links would be more to your liking:

Anonymous Advice Discussion board

An Atheist "Prayer Circle" on Beliefnet

I think you'd find the top one the most useful, because the second one
seems to be inactive.  I included it as an example: would this be the
type of thing you're looking for?  Would the other one?

If not, please feel free to ask again for clarification,


Search Terms:
"prayer circle" +secular
"anonymous advice"

Request for Answer Clarification by guenever-ga on 22 Aug 2002 17:31 PDT
Yes, the Anonymous Advice site is pretty good. I will bookmark it so
that I can remember it :) The Atheist one is not really my style, but
thanks anyway.

I'm still looking for a site that I had seen before ... it was more
like "enter your worries online and get them off your chest" - kind of
like a person might write down worries in order to stop thinking about
them, but not necessarily want others to comment on how to solve the

Sorry for the delay in my response. I didn't receive an email message
notifying me that you had responded.

Clarification of Answer by actualwolf-ga on 27 Aug 2002 07:30 PDT

I believe I have tracked down the source of our confusion.  Are you
looking for a specifc website/url?  I did not gather that from your
original question.  I thought you were looking for a certain _type_ of

If you are looking for a specific site that you've been to before
please tell me everything you can remember about it and I will see
what I can do.

sorry for the mix-up and thank you for your patience,


Request for Answer Clarification by guenever-ga on 27 Aug 2002 17:28 PDT

Yes, it was a specific website/URL.  I have been kicking myself in the
head for the past few months trying to find it again.  Just ask my
husband who has been having to deal with me. :)

This is what I remember about the web site...
It had a large text box where people can enter in their worries or
concerns.  I don't remember if they were in categories or not, but the
general public could enter in their comments if they wanted to.  It
was not a forum, message board, or mailing list.  Also, it was not a
prayer site based on any specific religion.  It was just something
that you could go to if something was bothering you, type your concern
in, and leave.  I think that it had a thin frame on the left side with
the main frame being on the right (like most every web site out there
:)  ).

Thanks for any hints you can provide!


Clarification of Answer by actualwolf-ga on 31 Aug 2002 12:41 PDT

Do you remember how you originally found the site?  Was it through an
article?  Did a friend recommend it to you? Did you find it through
Was it a standalone site or was it a single page within a larger site?
Do you remember if it was a .com or .org site?  Or was it from another
English speaking country, .uk, .ca?  I have been making the assumption
that you were from the US-- was I mistaken?

Do you remember any specific words on the site?  I have been searching
for worries, anxieties, troubles, concerns, are any of these right or

This is the kind of information that might help me find your site


Request for Answer Clarification by guenever-ga on 31 Aug 2002 14:25 PDT

I believe it was through a magazine article, possibly from Redbook or
Real Simple or Oprah magazine. And, I believe it was a standalone site
with the extension .com, and yes, I am from the US. I think you have
all the right search words.

The other day I did find some online "worry boxes" that were similar.
But, I didn't really find what I had found before.

If I can think of anything else, I will let you know! 

Thanks for your help,

Clarification of Answer by actualwolf-ga on 06 Sep 2002 13:36 PDT

I have searched google for every permutation of "sharing your worries
online" that I could think of but have been unable to find a page like
the one you describe.  The Anonymous Advice bulletin board that was
routinely ranked highly among the results (usually in the top 20).  It
seems that the Anonymous Advice bulletin board is the best I will be
able to offer you.  I am deeply sorry over the confusion that we
experienced and the time that this has taken.  The root of our problem
goes back to my interpretation of your original post.  If you decide
to put this  question (or a similar) one up on Google Answers I highly
suggest that you very clearly state that you are looking for a
specific site that you have already been to, not just a type of site.

apologies, and please continue to use Google Answers

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