I am not a psychological counselor - in fact, I would be surprised if anyone on the forums is. However, that does not mean that we are unavailable should you need to talk something out with any of the users here you have come to trust.
I completely understand both your thoughts and concerns regarding reaching out to so called "internet friends" regarding these issues. In my mind, we are not complete strangers. We are a group of people who have chosen to share with each other what for some of us is our greatest interest, yet one that is often hidden from so many, particularly with our younger users. The fact that these great discussions are occurring online, and rather than in person, is simply a nuance of our immensely connected world in the 21st Century.
I just want to make it clear that none of the behaviors expressed in section one of your post will EVER be tolerated on these forums. As the forum staff, it is our job to ensure than anyone of any background is able to contribute equally and freely on these forums. While this may not be a counseling service, we want to welcome and support you in your fire alarm interests to the best of our ability.
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Please send me a PM if you experience any issues or have any concerns. Thank you!
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