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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by Laus, Apr 9, 2008.

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  1. Laus

    Laus Member


    I'm sorry, I have already posted in the forum and I haven't even introduced myself. I did join quite a while ago (I think) but I only starting posting the other day. I was reluctant to post at first but I do need to talk to people who I know are not going to judge me.

    I'm not sure what else to say! I have finished school, I'm 20 and I should be going to uni later on this year...

    I have been diagnosed with clinical depression and I have anxiety. This past month I have been feeling suicidal and I don't really know how to deal with these feelings. I'm taking medication and I had my first counselling session last week. I'm waiting for an initial assessment appointment.

    I'm sorry if you didn't want/need to know all of the above… I haven't actually read the other posts in this forum so I don’t know what sort of things people say!

    Laus xxx
  2. Hello, I just joined today. I'm trying to be positive about this coz i was kicked off the last site i was posting on. Hope this helps you!:smile:
  3. Laus

    Laus Member

    Thanks. Why were you kicked off the last site? That doesn't sound too good...

  4. suicider628

    suicider628 Well-Known Member

    Hail Laus! (Hi)

    I have clinical depression and anxiety too, i also feel fear. :laugh:
    I am sure you will find some help here to deal with those feeling. I got a little better since i joined this forum.
  5. Laus

    Laus Member

    That's really encouraging to know, thanks :smile:. I have had depression since last August but it feels like I have had it a lifetime. The first antidepressant I tried helped with my anxiety but not with my depression... the one I am on now doesn't seem to be doing the trick but, hopefully, when I see a specialist, they will be able to treat me for treatment-resistant depression. I think the possibility of receiving more help is what keeps me going, sometimes.

    I know people probably feel negatively about these kind of forums; someone once said, "Misery loves company", but I don't believe that is the case. Some people may crave attention but I don't think mental illness should be put into that category :sad:. Sorry, I'm rambling to myself really.
  6. BlackPegasus

    BlackPegasus Well-Known Member

  7. nagisa

    nagisa Staff Alumni

    Welcome to the forum!! :hug:
  8. Lead Savior

    Lead Savior Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum
  9. Casey.

    Casey. Well-Known Member

    Hey Laus, welcome to the forum.
    I am glad that you have warmed up to us a bit, being in chat today, etc.
    If you ever need to talk, my PM is open
  10. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    :welcome: to the forum Your post was perfect. We are interested in what issues you face. This helps us to understand each other better and perhaps offer support where it is needed most. I hope to see you more around the forum. :hug:
  11. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    welcome to the forum :hug: feel free to pm me if you wanna chat!
  12. *dilligaf*

    *dilligaf* Staff Alumni

    welcome to the forum!!
    was lovely talking to you yesterday!!!
  13. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    :grouphug::welcome: to the forum. I hope you find it as useful and supportive as I have.

    I too have severe depression and anxiety. I understand your feelings very well.
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