I have been thinking about why I don't use this site now as much as I did last year...
At times I think maybe I am not as depressed - and in some ways that is true - but even when I feel in need of support and come onto the site intending to write I find I don't want to. Bob's post has caused me to think even more about what is different about the site now from the way it was last winter and can only say that for me something has happened to change the kind of people who write on the site. I feel as if many of the people who write are not seeking support for depression but are expressing feelings about some irritation in life, that they vent their feelings but don't allow others to get to know them nor do they seem to offer support to others. As a result the supportive atmosphere of the site seems missing for me a lot of the time.
I'm wondering what the rest of you feel especially people who have used the site for some time, whether you find it different and if so have any thoughts about what is different?