The anger being expressed is entirely justified and healthy, IMO. Some never acknowledge their sadness and only express it as anger. Many have never been able to express their feelings about the devastation this illness has caused because of the associated stigma. Be it anger or sadness, expressing it in appropriate ways is therapeutic (oh dear am I sounding like a shrink? - well not all that stuff is mularky). Humor is used extensively as well, and I think it's a bit of a shame for anyone to start curtailing it, especially in fear of the likes of Wessely. Getting stuck in anger or sadness is a whole other thing. I don't see that happening here. The productive, meaningful contributions by members here far surpass the amount of anger, (which I usually interpret as sadness) and I don't see despair, undue depression or pessimism. If you've ever been around seriously and chronically depressed people, you recognize the difference believe me. The same with anger. And yes it is healthy to blow off some steam now and then. When done appropriately, this should be a safe place to do that. If not here, where? Members of this forum have demonstrated the abilty to blow off steam as well as direct energies in very productive ways.