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21 Dec 2020

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Hi Dr Simpson I'm so very sorry you had a fall and got injured, I really hope you can rest a bit and recover fully and have people around you that can help you. The news about the experts health24 closing down came as a shock and I think it marks a very sad dark day knowing that what should be considered an essential service is been taken away, probably the only place some feel they can reach out to, safely. And knowing that you and the other experts have invested so much of your time... Lives... Hearts.... into this site, into people, makes it feel like a "slap in the face" " kick in the gut" shock, angry, feel, I'm sure. I'm really sorry.... I think many lives have been touched, even saved from the help received here. It's a sad day as you say. For me, knowing someone is there has meant a lot to me, your wise, witty replies, even the harder replies when I needed to hear them. You have made a difference.... Thank you... You will be missed... I hope something changes and they reverse their decision... or somehow adjust things for some type of "win win" outcome. Take care Dr Simpson..... I hope somehow it changes and that you and the other experts can stay.... Or start up on another site.. Thank you for everything.... Annie
Depression expert
Depression expert

04 Jan

Dear Annie,
Thank you for your very kind words. Maybe these decisions are being made by people who have never known clinical / professional practice, and the importance of such relationships ; and who did not know this site in its' hey day. Overall, the quantity of original writing rather than precis of other people's articles, seems to have been dropping substantially. Sad, indeed.  I'm sure there should be room for a successful website such as this used to be, but it needs administrative support, active development of sponsors and personal relationships with them, and continuing active promotion of the site so more people are aware of it.   Unless someone else takes up that challenge, this looks like the end, for now.  But we've had a run of decades, and have been able to help a great many people, and that is lastingly satisfying.   Best wishes to you and all our regulars
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