To ensure that Therapeer will be a safe and constructive space, we ask that all members read the guidelines below. These are all derived from common sense, basic courtesy, respect, and adherence to the law. We recommend you check back once in a while, as these guidelines may be updated.

  • Discussion or promotion of illegal activity is not allowed and will result in getting you banned.
  • If you are thinking about harming yourself, please get help now by calling 911 or your local suicide hotline. Peers are not equipped to handle emergency situations.
  • We will not allow any content that promotes or encourages self-harm - intentionally or inadvertently. Violations of this policy include, but are not limited to: encouraging someone to physically harm or kill themselves; asking others for encouragement to engage in self-harm or suicide, including seeking partners for group suicides or suicide games; and sharing information, strategies, methods or instructions that would assist people to engage in self-harm and suicide.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to use Therapeer. 
  • Do not exchange contact information with others inside the Therapeer app. This includes, but not limited to, social media accounts, email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, messaging apps/sites, or any other medium of contact off-site.  
  • No solicitation of funds for any purpose.
  • Please remember that Peers are volunteering their time and experience to assist someone in need. Do not open a Support Room if you cannot dedicate enough time to engage in it. Do not Join a Support Room if you cannot be an active participant. 
  • Don’t argue and don’t be stubborn. Hosts need a safe environment to open up about their personal struggles. What they don’t need is a room with Peers arguing with them or with each other. Disagreeing is okay, but bickering at the expense of the Host’s time and vulnerability is not. If you disagree with someone in the Room, just express your opinion without making it a confrontation. If you need further guidance, contact us.  
  • No medical advice. This should be done only by qualified professionals, and only outside of Therapeer. It is not intended for medical or mental health diagnosis, advice, or treatment.
  • Be open, honest, and respectful. Accept and respect our differences. No judgmental tones.
  • We’re here to support each other. This is not the space to share posts or add comments that are inherently negative or belittling. Don’t bash (call out by name, criticize, or target) your Host or other Peers.
  • Each Host is a unique individual with a unique life story. It’s okay (even encouraged) to share your own similar experiences with the Host, but don’t assume that their situation is identical to yours or that you can fully understand them within the narrow scope of a room session.
  • Don't psychoanalyze. Hosts need to be heard, acknowledged, and encouraged - not diagnosed.
  • Stay on topic. Only share things that you feel are relevant to the subject matter of the chat.
  • Do not post hostile or disrespectful content towards any member of the community.
  • The room's focus is on the Host's issue. Do not try to hijack the conversation.
  • Bullying and harassment will not be tolerated in any form.
  • Do not post inappropriate content or offensive language. If you have to ask yourself “Is this inappropriate or offensive?”, then please don’t post it.
  • No proselytizing. Please respect each member’s point of view, religious or not.
  • No spam or promotional content, paid or otherwise - Using Therapeer for commercial solicitation or exchange of money is prohibited.
  • Mental health is not a game. Therapeer is intended for kind, supportive, open-minded conversations only. Users who will be found trolling, spamming or making inappropriate use of the app will be banned.  
  • Please keep religion and politics outside of Therapeer. 
  • Using multiple Therapeer accounts is prohibited. Creating multiple accounts will get your new account(s), as well as your main account, banned.
  • No discussion or promotion of illegal activity.
  • Respect Our Moderators. They are here to make Therapeer safe and supportive.  
  • No gaslighting.

We take these guidelines seriously and expect you to do the same.