@Johntherunner, there isn’t a real-time chat feature here, but you’d be surprised how effective venting in the forum can be, even though it can take a while ’til someone responds. Just getting it off your chest helps a lot!
@Johntherunner – I wanted to reiterate what @Larynxa said. I have found venting in the forum to be cathartic when I am upset. People care and a response will come. Writing out the feelings helps me release some of them and gives me some breathing space while I wait for support.