Discussion in 'Welcome' started by alice0705, Dec 13, 2007.

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  1. alice0705

    alice0705 Well-Known Member

    Thought I should introduce myself. I struggle with depression on and off. I seem to get worse when I cannot get outside/with the winter. A lot of the time I am okay. The last month, I have been Really struggling again. I catch myself thinking of suicide and negative thoughts even when I am trying to stop them. So I googled to find a support place and found this site. REading through the posts, I can relate to all the intense feelings. I am trying to just accept myself the way I am.
  2. itmahanh

    itmahanh Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    Hi alice and welcome to SF. You are definitely in the right place for support and a place to let those feelings out. So many other members said they found SF while looking for suicide methods. It is so good to hear that you found it by wanting to find methods to stay safe. Keep it up and post as much as you need. You are never alone here and always surrounded by caring souls. Hope you find the help you are looking for.
  3. jane doe

    jane doe Well-Known Member

    hi, adn welcome. If you´re having these kind of toughts it´s a good thing that you look for help. we are for that reason. i hope you pm me or any of us if you need to talk. take care and be safe:)
  4. liveinhope

    liveinhope Well-Known Member

    Hello hun and welcome to sf i look forward to seeing you around the site and am happy to talk anytime :smile:
  5. *dilligaf*

    *dilligaf* Staff Alumni

    Welcome to the site :smile:
  6. RySp123

    RySp123 Guest

    Welcome to SF dear Alice. Looking forward to getting to know you via your posts and I am sure you will meet a lot of nice people you can relate to. If we, I, can do anyhting to make your stay easier and better, do not hesitate to let us, me, know.

    Be well and stay safe hun

  7. andyc68

    andyc68 Guest

    hiya alice, welcome to the forum hun.
    i hope you get the help here to make each day just a little bit brighter.
    you will never be alone here and never judged.

    only a pm away

    take care and stay safe

    andy xx
  8. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow Staff Alumni

    welcome to SF :hug:
  9. Hazibell

    Hazibell Well-Known Member

    welcome to SF! i hope you find what you need around here and feel free to pm netime :)
  10. alice0705

    alice0705 Well-Known Member

    WOW! Thanks so much!!!

    No one knows that I struggle with this except my best friend. It was so refreshing to start reading some of the posts and realize that other people struggle with these thoughts and emotions. I usually am fairly happy, especially during the day or at work or with people. But, occasionally, I have these days where I just do not feel like myself, like I have trouble being around people, or just feel off. Or, I will obsess about why the world is so awful and people always die and it seems like a set up or something for pain. I try to walk, and get out, talk to my friends, etc. But, I am starting to realize that my whole life I have probably struggled with depression but just kept thinking I would PRESS ON. twice in the last five years I have caught myself sitting in my car in a park somewhere just feeling like.....not exactly that I want to die, but I feel like that is the only option! I usually can snap myself out of it and I know eventually I will roll out of it. Winston Churchill called his black dog, and I can relate to that!

    It is a nice feeling to find out that there are so many other people who have struggled with it. Looking forward to getting to know you all and THANK YOU.
  11. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    Hi alice. Welcome to our community. I am sure you will find many new friends and a great deal of support here with us.Take care and stay safe. :hug:
  12. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    hey, welcome to sf:biggrin: everyone is very friendly here and will be glad to help, stay safe hun
  13. alice0705

    alice0705 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I am finding that out, Lynn! What a nice place this is for me. I needed this place bad! :chopper: (I had to use that smilie! CUTE!)
  14. Melancholy

    Melancholy Well-Known Member

    I have so not seen that smiley before! Love it! :eek:hmy:

    Welcome to SF :smile:

    Hope you find people here to share your experiences with, and help you when things get tough

    Take care
  15. Puddytat

    Puddytat Well-Known Member

    :welcome: to SF
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