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Figured I'd Introduce Myself

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First off, I'm 20 years old from Oceanside, CA. I'm always busy with work and school, so I don't really have much time to myself. And as I get older, I begin to realize that I never was able to be a kid. Anyway...

I've registered on here because for one of my classes (Human Relations), I have to conduct a study. I've been assigned a general topic of self-destruction and harm. With a few clicks on Google, I found myself here.

This area is pretty new to me. When I was 17, I dated a girl that would cut herself, but I found that if I was around her and comforted her through her problems, she would stop and find other ways to vent her anger and frustrations.

...So enough rambling by me!
 

gentlelady

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:welcome: to SF. Although we are not a place to conduct a study from, I hope you are able to gain some understanding here. We have become a community of friends and watch out for each other as best as we can. We are here for you if you need too. I am glad you were able to help out your gf when you were younger. Take care.
 
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Thanks for the welcome. I've just spent some time browsing and reading about other people and their situations. I definitely have a better understanding and this forum is great form of communication.

I hope my first post wasn't misleading people in thinking I was doing a study here. I just wanted to gain information for myself so I could better understand the reality of it all.
 

theleastofthese

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Welcome to the forum. :smile: I hope you find it as useful and comforting as I did when I "accidentally" stumbled onto it over a year ago. As Gentlelady said, we're not 'guinea pigs' for academic perusal, but we are a wonderful, loving, and lovely forum of international support and comfort.:smile: :smile: You can come here when you need support yourself or when you need to give support to others in pain and misery. I do both myself: I am helped by the support I receive and also helped when I offer support to others. It works both ways, and all for the good of humanity.

Again, welcome!:smile: :smile:

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