I am new here, and pretty excited to find out about this forum. I have been looking for emotional support for a long time... Besides that, I also listen empatethically and show compassion to the people that really need it. I am not going to share the story of my life in this particular thread, but I'll participate in several other threads, talking about the things that I have been struggling with and for how long. You are also welcomed to read me there or to contact me via private messages. My topics are: depression, suicide ideation (and a few attempts), recovered drug addiction, EDNOS, panic attacks and agoraphobia. Besides the sinister stuff, I have a strong sense of humour and I am a polite and mannered person. I have studied 2 years Psychology at University, and one year of Theater Management. Currently, I'm working on my portfolio as a writer and on another one as an artist (I'm happy to show my work to whoever is interested! ). And I'm also trying to figure out a direction for where my life is going, emotionallywise and professionally. You know, independence, emotional maturity, stability, all that... The depression and the panic attacks are making my dreams unreachable, and I really want to overcome these demons in my mind. So, before I see a psychiatrist, I want to make some order in my life: I started eating healthy and exercising more. But I'm often having problems with motivation, and I don't always follow this healthy lifestyle. I think this is where the depression takes its toll... Ironicly enough, I'm doing all that to also fight depression ) Enough about me for now. I'm looking forward to reading you!