BULLETIN! Psychiatrists Take To Their Couches in Despair over Self-Shrinking Active Rain Community

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PillsSince June of this year, there has been a growing concern among mental health professionals as their business has seen a dramatic decrease. "At first, we couldn't figure out what was going on," said local psychologist Sigismund Freed, smoothing his unruly white hair. "All my colleagues were seeing the same thing – this summer people stopped coming to talk to us. We thought it was just vacations, but now they should be back, and they're not." Dr. Freed's gnarled hands shook as he covered his face in despair.

MassageA committee of concerned scientists and counselors lead by Annabelle Phyllgoode began investigating the phenomenon after Independence Day, and came to a startling conclusion. Their research revealed that an on-line community of real estate professionals known as Active Rain has given over 5,500 people a comfortable and supportive environment in which to talk. While many discuss issues of their work, others find that writing about even some personal topics is helpful. "Our patients have taken their mental health into their own hands!" exclaimed Ms. Phyllgoode. "They vent, rant, share, perhaps even go so far as to lie down while they type. It's intolerable!"

ChampagneThe discovery of this community of self-helping people has caused great dismay among those who depend on providing therapy for a living. Sales of medicines,  massages,  alcohol,  and even chocolate  are down from the same quarter last year, and concerns about a "retail therapy bubble"  are being whispered on Fifth Avenue.  
  
At the recent annual conference of the Society for Human Reasoning and Inspired Natural Knowledge (SHRINK), the well-known therapist Joy Sisters, Ph.D. declared, "This is really just too much! People should not be solving their own problems like this; that's our job!"

Chocolates Asked what they intend to do about this threat to their livelihood, Ms. Phyllgoode and Dr. Sisters could only shake their heads. "I don't see how we can fight it," said Annabelle dejectedly. "I guess we'll just have to work with more accountants. At least we can count on them to need our help."

ShoppingRepeated requests for comment from members of the Active Rain community received only one response from a Realtor in Maryland. "Sorry," said Margaret Rome, "I'm too busy earning points and gold stars – and sharing – with Active Rain."

http://www.homerome.com/

Baltimore,Md.

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To the Harper Team,

Thanks for stopping by. This was a fun post back in September. And it still holds true.

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Dec 23, 2006 12:12 PM #22
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Carole Cohen
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:=)  excellent
Dec 30, 2006 04:10 PM #23
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Carole, I just sent you an email! Would you like to call into the radio show tomorrow?  That's only if you are not forced to list or sell a house at 12 noon.

 www.wcbm.com  410-922-6680 All About Real Estate.

 

Dec 30, 2006 04:18 PM #24
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Jessica Hughes
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It was funny back in September, and even funnier now :)

Dec 30, 2006 04:51 PM #25
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Think you are right, funnier now, Jessica.

Dec 31, 2006 09:13 AM #26
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Great Post Margaret, I'm including your very funny article in my "therapy" section of my 2007 Snapshots of the Year 2007 article.  Best wishes for 2007

Lola Audu, CRS GRI

Jan 20, 2007 05:34 AM #27
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Thanks,Lola, for finding this post Lola! I am going over to your new blog on "therapy" right now!

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Jan 20, 2007 07:03 AM #28
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Phillip Cross
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Margaret - LOL - Blame TLW for me reading this, I found a link in her post. This is just too funny. Oh and BTW currently there are 28,583 Members! Wow! I guess the real estate industry found new therapy. 
May 04, 2007 02:09 AM #29
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Phillip, Sure, let's blame anything on TLW! 

When this post was written back in September, there were 5500 members! and as you said:

''.....28,583 Members! Wow! I guess the real estate industry found new therapy." 

May 04, 2007 02:47 AM #30
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Adam Waldman
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Margaret - This is a very funny post!  Great information.  I think that you'd fit perfectly into the group, and I hope that you'll consider joining.
Aug 28, 2007 04:09 PM #31
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Pat Hommel
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Margaret,   Hilarious!!  We are such a diverse group here on Active Rain, we can help each other with just about anything - so who needs SHRINKS.  So clever.  I love it!
Sep 05, 2007 06:37 AM #32
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Adam, So which group would I fit into....??  

Hi Pat, Thank for finding this post. This was a fun one to write!

When I wrote this post there were 5500 members. Today there are over 46,000!!

Sep 05, 2007 06:45 AM #33
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Margaret...

Ahhh. One of AR's classics. Good to see it again. I loved it then and I love it now :)

TLW...ROAR!

Sep 05, 2007 07:48 AM #34
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Speaking of classics...that's you, TLW! 

 I loved you then and I love you now. You set such a good example.

Thanks for all you do for so many others.

Sep 05, 2007 07:57 AM #35
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Please excuse the momentary interruption...

I am bumping this up in the AR Comedy Club.

Some folks could use a good laugh right now.

This post accomplishes that.

You can have your post back now Margaret :)

TLW...ROAR!

Sep 11, 2007 09:53 AM #36
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TLW,

You can interrupt my posts anytime!

Sep 11, 2007 10:00 AM #37
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Shannon Lefevre
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I still went and got a massage last weekend...needed it from all the commenting and blogging I did on Active Rain....threw my shoulder out of wack from typing... the group Adam was talking about was Active Rain Addicts.  Click here to check it out: Share everything. http://activerain.com/groups/activerainaddicts  Great Post!

 

Sep 11, 2007 10:16 AM #38
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Shannon, I am almost 3 years late in commenting. Hope you were not waiting.

Will go over check out your blog..

Margaret

May 15, 2010 04:35 PM #39
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Karen Bernetti
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Very clever post Margaret!!  It's all AR's fault I tell ya.  think everyone agrees, if there's a cure for our active rain addiction - we don't want it!

Oct 22, 2010 12:47 AM #40
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Karen, Oops, 8 months is a bit too long to repond. Glad we have kept in touch on other posts.

 

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