This has been on my mind for some time now. As we all know, tinnitus is not just a sound, but the reaction to this sound. The very core of the problem our psychological responce to the sound. We cant remove the sound, but we can manage our responce. By being positive about life, we can manage our problem, and our problem Goes away (for a lot of people). This creates something interesting. This means that our problem gets beter or worse by how we and others respond to T. Thats why, in the support forum, we want to hear positive things. Because by hearing positive things our problem gets less. Thats why a lot of members are almost exclusively positive. Support becomes the same thing as 'being positive'. But, there is a different side to life. And thats the truth. Sometimes, even though we want to be positive, the truth is not. And that brings me to the following question. When is the truth most important, and when is positivity most important? You can see this dilemma at the thread with the woman from the Netherlands who wanted to end her life. This fact alone is negative. With negative responces to our T, our problem gets worse. On the other hand, this is happening. This is also the truth, so ignoring this woman would be walking away from the truth. You could say that the support forum is just for positive things, but personalliy I don't think this should be the case. The truth also needs to be there in order to support members. Anyway, wanted to hear your thoughts about this subject.