Following is a list of discussion forums related to the topic of toxic mold illness or mold avoidance.
Mold Avoiders is a recovery help forum with the goal of encouraging discussions of mold avoidance and related healing activities. It is presented by Paradigm Change/Rabbit Hole and run by Lisa Petrison.
Discussions take place in the Facebook group and in a standalone forum. (The standalone forum also includes some archived discussions from the Facebook group.)
The foundation for Mold Avoiders is the book A Beginner’s Guide to Mold Avoidance, written by Lisa Petrison and Erik Johnson. It is required reading for participation in the forums.
More detailed information about the forums may be found in this blog article, titled “Ten Things To Know When Joining the Mold Avoiders Forum or Facebook Group.”
Mold Avoiders – Associate GROUPS
These groups have been granted permission to use the Mold Avoiders name but are administered by individuals not associated with Paradigm Change.
They have as their basis the mold avoidance approach discussed in the book A Beginner’s Guide to Mold Avoidance.
Individuals who would like to start a new group using the Mold Avoiders name should take a look a the Mold Avoiders FAQ’s for a summary of Paradigm Change policies related to this.
A support group for people living in Europe and practicing mold avoidance as described in the book A Beginner’s Guide to Mold Avoidance.
A group offering emotional, physical and cognitive support to those who are moldies but are married or in a relationships with a non-moldie.
Individuals pursuing mold avoidance share information on living or spending time RV’ing or tent camping.
A group for individuals in Australia who are following the approach discussed in the book A Beginner’s Guide to Mold Avoidance.
A group of mold illness victims in New Zealand.
THE Erik Johnson Effect
Those interested the approach to mold avoidance discussed in the book A Beginner’s Guide to Mold Avoidance may want to consider joining this Facebook group.
It focuses on issues of interest to mold avoidance pioneer Erik Johnson, including the role played by mold toxins in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), the ignoring by researchers of the initial history of CFS, and the prospective future of mold-related illness.
LARGE GENERAL GROUPS – Facebook
A group with the goal of allowing patients to compare treatment experiences.
A support and educational group for those affected by toxic mold, focused on natural healing approaches. The owner of the group is Jennifer Cannon.
A group focused on discussing the Shoemaker protocol and other therapies for mold-related illness.
Discussion of a wide variety of therapies for toxic mold illness and related conditions.
A support and discussion group for those injured by toxic mold. The owner of the group is Dr. Mary Short-Ray.
A group focusing on recovery from illnesses associated with toxic mold exposures.
Additional GENERAL Groups – Facebook
Societal factors facing mold sufferers.
A group on recovering from chronic illness with a strong mold avoidance focus.
A group discussing the dangers of Stachybotrys (also known as black mold).
Discussion of biotoxin illness, Lyme and mold.
Discussion of mold-related issues.
Support group for those affected by toxic mold.
A group for people dealing with difficult-to-treat chronic illness issues.
A group on sharing inspiration, encouragement and emotional support for those struggling with biotoxin illness.
Helping individual mold sufferers to cope with their illness.
A group providing answers to mold-related questions.
A group focused on identifying and sharing information to combat the environmental disease of CIRS.
A mold group focused on mold awareness and education, in memory of suicide victim Jared Dussault.
A group providing up-to-date information on the effects of mold on human health.
Group to raise awareness of the dangers of moldy buildings.
A group for mold illness sufferers.
A support group for those dealing with mold-related illness.
Basic information for those afflicted with mold illness.
A group focused on healing from chronic mold-related illnesses.
Discussion from mold sufferers.
SPECIFIC TOPIC GROUPS – FACEBOOK
Discussion group with emphasis on problems faced by those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Be bold, be bald, be a baldie moldie!
A group for sharing and discussing science-based articles about mold/biotoxin illness.
A group for Christians to encourage one another in the Holy Spirit.
A group exploring the psychospiritual aspects of biotoxin illness.
A group for parents of children with toxic mold or Lyme issues.
A group for those interested in visiting or moving to good locations in the Caribbean or elsewhere.
A group for individuals focused on using brain retraining techniques in order to attempt to reduce environmental sensitivities.
A group for parents or caregivers dealing with mold-related issues.
An online community to study the Word of God and to pray for and support one another during the recovery process.
An advanced group for those who are familiar with the problem that has been referred to as “Hell Toxin.”
A group for those with pets affected by mold issues.
Housing-Oriented Groups – Facebook
A group for sharing science-based information and discussion regarding water-damaged buildings.
A group with the goal of setting up a non-profit foundation to provide housing for those with hyperreactivities to toxic mold and other substances.
A group about building tiny houses for those with MCS and mold sensitivity.
A discussion group related to safety, cleaning, remediation and maintenance of buildings.
A group for individuals and families with mold illness who are searching for safer housing as well as for those who are able to provide this type of housing.
A group for those interested in mold remediation issues.
A group that discusses details of trailer choice, caulking, flooring, insulation, windows, wall coverings, insulation and plumbing.
Discussion of living environments for those hyperreactive to toxic mold.
A group discussing housing appropriate for mold-reactive individuals.
Regional GroupS – Facebook
A group for people in Arizona who have been impacted by mold exposure.
A group of mold illness victims living in the Denver area.
A group for people from Canada dealing with environmental illness issues.
A group for moldies living in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
A group for people to share information about safe or moldy buildings, areas in Las Vegas, businesses, restaurants, shops, museums, movie theaters, housing, doctors, and local remediators.
A group of mold illness victims living in Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas.
Michigan residents share information about mold illness resources.
A group for those with mold-related illness from the Ohio area.
A group about mold illness for those from the Pittsburgh area.
Group for those with mold illness and environmental illness living in Southern California.
A group for those dealing with cleanup issues related to Hurricane Harvey.
A group for individuals living in New England and pursuing mold avoidance.
A group for people living with chemical, environmental or mold illness in the southeast U.S.
A group for Australian mold illness victims.
A group for toxic mold survivors around Tucson.
Additional FORUMS – Non-Facebook
A Yahoo group on the topic of the importance of location in chronic neuroimmune disease, run by Pol Beith.
A Yahoo group for indoor air quality professionals.
A Yahoo group for those suffering from severe mold hyperreactivity.
A forum for those with chronic neuroimmune illness, with frequent mold avoidance discussion.
A section of the ME/CFS website devoted to sensitivities to toxic mold and other substances.
Online community of individuals suffering from environmental illness.
A Yahoo group on the topic of unhealthy air quality.
Links on this page are in orange (no underlining).