Hello! I tend to be bad at introductions and never know what to write so I apologise in advance if I babble a little! My name is Cheryl, however I tend to be called Sparkle, due to my HUGE love of anything that glitters and I am 22- although my passion for Disney and My Little Pony sometimes make people mistake me for a 5 year old! I have been a student at college since I left school studying a range of subjects including Art, Photography and Social Sciences. What can I say, I haven't quite found the career I want yet and I won't give up until I do! I do use my previous qualifications though, working as a freelance photographer and on occasion artist! Now the hard part- a little about why I am here... Depression and anxiety is something I have struggled with for a few years now and I am being medicated for, however I am still waiting to be "tested" I guess, for some other underlying problem that we may not know about at the moment. One night I out of the blue decided I didn't want to be alive any more as I couldn't handle the pain I was feeling and did attempt suicide- it was very sudden and was something I had never ever thought of doing before then! I thankfully survived but now can't seem to lose the thoughts of suicide. Hence why I joined this forum! I'm hoping to have a place I can escape to when I need help, surrounding myself with people who understand and are or have been through the same thing! I look forward to being a part of this forum and hearing from all the lovely members!