Is Healthful Chat legit?
It depends upon your definition of legitimacy. This site is not endorsed by the AMA, APA, ACA or any other clinical board that I know of.
The moderators are untrained in group theory and practice. Nor do they demonstrate any sort of diagnostic or clinical education or experience. They often give dangerous advice and are prone to the pathological "acting out" of their own diagnoses.
Modding at this site is inconsistent. Some mods do their best, I suppose. These would include: Cally, Tranquil Spirit, Sage, Parcival and sugarbwainz.
Swamptoast and cgj are both stroke patients and often appear erratic and confused. Susi also has good intentions but also demonstrates uneven and confused behavior. Rosie is functionally retarded.
The three most dangerous mods seem to be Forever, Jameson and StayAtHome. StayAtHome now goes by the nick of FromMyEyes; for some reason he felt the need to change his identity it appears. Anyway apparently these three have experienced personal, educational and psychological downfalls in their own lives. They are often bitter toward confident chatters, from what I notice, while at the same time clamoring for the attention and affection of more low-functioning chatters. These three seem to feel threatened by more seasoned and knowledgeable chatters. When a topic is above their own fund of knowledge, each one of them has been observed to shut down the conversation, while at the same time discrediting the contributing chatter.
The chatters themselves offer more quality to the site than those who admin or moderate the site. From my understanding, HFC operates from Provo, UT -- but the details of the organization are shrouded in such secrecy, so I could be wrong.
So, is this site legit?
You be the judge.