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[If you experience problems signing into the chat room below, please Click Here to use our lo-fi chat.]

Please Note the Following:

To access these chat rooms you need Java installed on your computer. In the unlikely event you do not have Java installed you can download it from: http://www.java.com.

When connecting to the depression chat rooms you will be confronted with one (or two) Pop Up Windows. Please select the options highlighted in red to successfully connect to the chat rooms. If you want to learn more about our Java chat system and its security, please visit: http://www.pjirc.com.

Almost all other connection issues can be resolved by reloading the page (CTRL + F5), or restarting your computer. If however you find you still can't connect, please read the instructions at the bottom of this page.

 Please Enter a Nickname:    
Password (Room Moderators Only):   

If this applet fails to connect you to the depression chat rooms, or you simply prefer the appearance of our alternative applets, please use:

Chat Applet 2   |   Chat Applet 3   |   Chat Applet 4   |   Chat Applet 5

If you experience persistent connection problems consult our Troubleshooting Guide.

  • These rooms are currently busiest and at their peak during the following hours: 7pm - 12am (Central Standard Time) / 11pm - 4am (Greenwich Mean Time).

  • Further chat room connection assistance:

If you have any firewalls installed on your computer please ensure you permit them to connect you to these chat rooms. Please view our Known Firewall Issues section for assistance.

If you are using a relatively slow internet connection method such as dial up, the next page may take several minutes to load in its entirety.

If you experience any problems whatsoever entering the chat rooms please see our Troubleshooting Guide (if you are using Opera web browser to view this site Click Here to access the chat rooms with our compatible Java applet).

If you have an IRC client installed on your computer or use Morzilla Firefox, you can enter the chat rooms by  Clicking Here.

New to IRC (Internet Relay Chat) Client Programs?

If you experience any problems connecting via the Java applets we have available, or would rather just prefer to connect to the depression chat rooms using a standalone program, you can do so by following these three steps (for Windows users only):

  • Step One: Download and install a free IRC client program (we recommend HydraIRC). Click Here to download this application.

  • Step Two: Install and run the client, creating an Identity by following the instructions within the application. Once you have successfully produced an Identity close HydraIRC and follow step three.

  • Step Three: Simply Click Here to enter the main chat room, paying attention to any firewalls you might have installed on your system.

For subsequent visits to the depression chat rooms just follow step three.

If the third step fails to connect you, then load HydraIRC  and type in the main window:

/server irc.quakenet.org:6667

/join #depression

To learn more about IRC Clients Click Here. For any additional assistance Contact Us.

Familiar with IRC Client Programs?

If you are familiar with IRC, then please setup your client as follows:

  • IRC Server: irc.quakenet.org:6667  

  • Channel: #depression

For further assistance, of any nature, please  Contact Us.

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Page Last Modified: 20th October 2010

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