MEI Chat Rooms
Posted: 29 March 2021
Updated: 14 October 2022
In accordance with our mission statement of reducing loneliness, we established MEI Chat Rooms. This is a specific Facebook group that utilizes rooms as its sole purpose.
Become a member of the “MEI Chat Room” FB group.
Found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1075615046269396
Once you are a member, just click a link to enter a room. Links will be posted as rooms open.
Please fill out the poll on the MEI Chat Room post to help us know what hours works best for everyone.
Please consider becoming a member of ME International HERE
Originally, Heather, a chat room committee member, hosted a room every day for 2 hours and was happy to have met some kindred spirits. The plan is to continue to have a chat room every day from 10-12 am PST or 5-7 pm GMT. We hope to be able to provide some other times very soon.
As of 14 October 2022, the schedule is (open to change):
- Everyday 1pm-3pm EST
- Monday 9-11am EST (craft room)
- Tuesdays 3:15-5pm EST (history room)
- Wednesdays 3:15-5pm EST (history room)
- Wednesdays 5pm-7pm EST
- Thursday 4-5pm EST (ME-International.org informational)
- Fridays 7pm-9pm EST
Hosting a Room
Anyone is welcome to host a room at any time. If you are open to hosting a room on some sort of regular basis, even if it’s only once a month, let us know. We understand things come up and we will work around your schedule and your well being. If something happens, another member may be able to cover. Please see announcements on the Chat Room Facebook group for more information .
We hope to have some more solid times in the near future. The more of us talking, the better it will be.
We’re always looking for people who may be interested in joining a committee so we can throw around ideas on how to make this great. Please reach out to Heather or any ME International board member if you are interested. We look forward to meeting you.
In the future, we will also be hosting event rooms to chat about topics like “What is ME International?”, “Understanding the International Consensus Criteria” as well as discussing the “International Consensus Primer”.
Even though we are up and running, we are still under construction so bear with us if you encounter a problem.
We hope that ME sufferers will feel less alone knowing people care and can be there for each other. We also hope it will enable people to connect and make new friends.
Deana Kelley – 4/1/2021 10:28:56 am
The MEI chat room was so delightful. Meeting new members and learning so much was an amazing experience. A higher level of coping with this disease is one of the many things I took from the chat room. I definitely feel a lot less lonely after our chats !! The chat room allows me to share with others at home what was talked about therefore feeling like I make a contribution in a social setting.
BRAVO to those who came up with this idea of a MEI Chat Room !!!
Linda Coy – 1/7/2022 12:54:18 am
It was lovely to ‘pop in’ last night; I will try to manage the Tuesday afternoon chat as Heather suggested, as the time will work better for me in the UK. Brilliant idea!