If you are a new comer, you need to familiarize some "lingo". The most common acronyms are PDOC or Psychiatrist, TDOC or Therapist, and LMBPAO or laughing my bipolar ass off. Others are the same like what you have seen in normal chat rooms. It includes cyl or see you later, brb or be right back, lol or laughing out loud, and cyber hugs ((( )))).
Never forget that a bipolar chat room has also its own rules, chatiquette, and guidelines. It is very important to understand it. Normally, a bipolar chat is a hosted chat according to schedule. During the scheduled chats, the hosts are there. However, hosting is not available on a 24-hour basis. So, it is necessary to keep the environment supportive and respectful for everyone. It is encouraged to click the "ignore" button whenever a troublesome chatter enters in case the host is absent. The hosts are not doctors. They also never pretend, but sharing their opinions is done freely and openly.
It is much easier to get acquainted if you use a nickname when you first enter a bipolar chat room. It is friendlier and nicer than using "guest". This will encourage other people to know you better. You will not go astray because websites already provide their log-in page with the guidelines on how to set up your password and nickname. The things that are asked upon application is your name, desired nickname, and email address. Always check the bulk folder of your email since you could also receive messages through it. The process depends on your internet service provider. The password sent to you by the website is needed to log-in successfully into their bipolar chat room. You can change this password once you logged in.
Never be overwhelmed if you will receive a thousand hellos. This is a normal way of acknowledging your arrival. Some new comers first observe what's going on inside the chat room. After familiarizing the atmosphere, they will start to chat. Shy people can directly speak with someone who patiently listens to others. Never be afraid to talk to the hosts and express who you are. If you don't know where to begin, just suggest a topic, it is pretty sure that somebody in the chat room will respond.
A bipolar chat room is created for people suffering from a bipolar disorder, their families and loved ones to support them to leading normal and healthy lives again. Always remember that you can meet people of all ages, personalities, nationalities, and religions. So, just enjoy and have fun.