It seems like it would be beneficial to just have a dedicated forum section for writers who need emotional support in relation to their writing. So many people seem to think that because their emotional breakdowns are related to their writing such posts belong in one of the 'real' writing issues forum sections. So why not give them one of their own? It would also clean up other forum sections, too, (and keep the lounge open for general non-writing discussion instead of just pushing all these types of posts there). And it would probably get a lot of use, as writing seems so personal to so many people that we frequently see 'writing issues' that are little more than posts by writers who are completely emotionally devastated by fairly routine writing experiences. Such topics could include: An agent sent a routine letter and I'm a) offended and devastated it wasn't personalized b) offended and devastated it was personalized c) offended and devastated people keep telling me to not take it personally, that it was just a routine letter. And have no motivation to write. When I read high-quality fiction I'm offended and devastated my work isn't as good and it makes me want to quit reading, and have no motivation to write. This one professor said something completely dumb and like totally doesn't know anything, I mean, omg, you can't teach talent and he didn't know a thing and how dare him not LIKE the story I wrote the day before which I think is a really great idea but he's obviously just stuck-up and old and I decided I shouldn't listen to anything he said because who the hell does he think he is he probably doesn't even know what paranormal YA urban-fantasy historical romance even is! OMG I was so offended... and now, of course, I'm devastated and have no motivation to write! A "professional" writer/editor/agent/publisher doesn't think my manuscript is ready to be the next great best-seller and/or Pulitzer winner. Despite being an amateur writer who is still learning and my manuscript being a very obvious working draft... Naturally, I now have no motivation to write as I'm just too offended and devastated. A few examples of the kinds of posts that could use routing to a very specialized section of the forums where people could get the personal support they need to help them keep writing. It would free up the other areas of the forums that seem like they should be for writing related issues, questions, and discussions, not personal ones loosely related to writing. To me people's personal problems, even if writing-related for them, isn't really an aspect of writing in general for others (or at least shouldn't be, but right now it feels that way, as the 'writing issue' forums get littered with such posts). And people looking for moral support know where to post to find it! Everyone wins!