We are a community of peers who support each other through mental illness.

 

Hi and welcome!

I'm Zen and I am the founder of The Haven, an 18 and over peer support mental health chat on Discord (a live voice, video, and text platform originally designed for gamers). We now have a sister server called The Haven Lite for people ages 13 and up. 

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Every member of The Haven lives with a mental illness, including the moderators and administrators. You do not need an official diagnosis to chat, but you must believe or suspect that you are living with one. Peer support is unique and facilitates an environment of compassion and understanding. It is vital to share experiences with people who understand and relate.

We have 11 support channels where you can have one on one chats with other members about whatever is troubling you, and a channel for group support. Many members have volunteered their time to focus on providing support for others when they feel able. You may find that sometimes no one is available to chat, due to the unpredictable nature of a volunteer network. However, we do our best to ensure that no one feels alone.

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Our community is international and often lively. There are channels for selfies, venting, general mental health conversation, and a daily prompt to spur your mind into action. We hold groups in voice chat and over text that focus on specific aspects of mental illness, including addiction, eating disorders, CBT, anxiety, and DBT. We also host a variety of recreational events like group video game sessions, rabb.it movies and cards against humanity.

We are diligent about maintaining a safe space for our users. The moderating team is active and takes the safety of our community seriously. Please do not hesitate to bring issues to team members.


We have a new forum that is open to all people who are affected by mental health who are 13 and up! Check it out. This includes friends, family, and other loved ones, as well as people who just want to help out.


Welcome to The Haven. We're happy to have you here.

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I didn’t know much about Discord servers coming into Haven, but it quickly became my home community and a safe place where I could connect with people who shared my struggles and I shared theirs. When the world was harsh and not understanding, instead of isolating myself and feeling worse and worse, I reached out to this community. It really saved me.
— Alex, Moderator
 
 

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Haven Lite

Under 18? Come join us in The Haven Lite, a 13 and up server for teens with mental illness. 

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