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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by Matteo, May 14, 2015.

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  1. Matteo

    Matteo Member

    Hi all,

    My names Matt, I'm 27 and I have a mental condition called 'body dysmorphic disorder' which causes me a huge about of depression, anxiety and stress. I believe it was the result of constant bullying all throughout my school life. I constantly have thought of suicide, but I'm not entirely sure I want to go through with it jus yet. I guess I'm holding out for that little bit of hope that things will improve. I'm mainly here for support and hopefully to help support others.
     
  2. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Hello matteo, and welcome to the forum. I know of a few people here with BDD so know you are not alone here.

    I'm lynn aged 26, we're a very friendly community and i hope you enjoy your ''stay'' here =)
     
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  3. Matteo

    Matteo Member

    Hi Lynn,

    Thank you for the warm welcome, it is lovely to meet you. Its quite nice to know that there are others here that can relate to my condition. I hope I can provide support to others in need too.
     
  4. Cicada 3301

    Cicada 3301 Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Hi Matt, I'm sorry to hear about your condition, my friend has BDD too. I hope you can find the support you are looking for here. If you feel up to it, make a thread about what you have been going through or come to chat some time. Welcome to the forum :hug:
     
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    Bullying is very common today , but you know ?, do not be falling into the void because of other people, if you're still here is because you have a force of tremendous will , take advantage of this and go on, just concentrate on living your life and problems say goodbye
     
  6. Matteo

    Matteo Member

    Hi Cicada, nice to meet you. I'm sorry to hear about your friend, its such a tough condition to deal with. Thank you, it would be nice to talk with you all in the chat room sometime. *hugs*

    Hi Hide, thank you for your kind words. I think we're all really strong to have endured such turmoil in our lives and still be here. I realise that the bullying was a thing of the past and I haven't experienced anymore physical or emotional abuse since leaving school. However, its really left a deep imprint of my mental health. I'm hoping to visit a BDD specialist soon. I've seen NHS therapists before but they don't really understand BDD all too well in my experience.
     
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    thank you for your kind words. I think we're all really strong to have endured such turmoil in our lives and still be here. I realise that the bullying was a thing of the past and I haven't experienced anymore physical or emotional abuse since leaving school. However, its really left a deep imprint of my mental health. I'm hoping to visit a BDD specialist soon. I've seen NHS therapists before but they don't really understand BDD all too well in my experience.
     
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