Discussion in 'Welcome' started by afton, Nov 29, 2006.

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  1. afton

    afton Member

    Hello all,

    I'm glad I found this forum (found it from a link on a Wikipedia article on suicide).
    Let me start by explaining my background; my father was diagnosed with
    bipolar disorder about 10 years ago and I think that contributes to my
    depression (as bipolar disorder has a genetic cause).

    I was never officially diagnosed with bipolar disorder, although I believe
    I am mildly bipolar as I often feel extreme mood swing. I can laugh hard
    when watching a funny video clip and a few minutes later feeling suicidal.

    So why do I feel suicidal? I can think of several reasons:
    - I left church last year, and this resulted in a loss of social network
    - My parents got divorced several months ago
    - I was fired from my job 2 weeks ago (actually I was glad cos the
    boss is a PHB, but now I'm feeling depressed as I don't have any income
    and my saving is dwindling)
    - I do not find any meaning in life

    Thanks for listening. I hope to make some friends here.
  2. GhostOfYou

    GhostOfYou Well-Known Member

    Hey Afton. Welcome to the forums! I'm Melissa.
    I'm really sorry to hear you're going through all this, but I think you found a wonderfull place to be if you're feeling suicidal :)
    PM me anytime.
  3. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow Staff Alumni

    Welcome to SF!!!

    Glad you joined us

    Hope to see you around

    Take care

    Vikki x
  4. BrokenPieces

    BrokenPieces Well-Known Member

    welcome to the forum hun...

    enjoy your stay...

    Love BP
  5. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    :welcome: to SF. I hope you find support here. there are many people that can relate to what you are going through. Hopefully you will connect with a few and gain a new social network for yourself. Take care. :hug:
  6. thedeafmusician

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  7. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Welcome Afton;

    I hope you find the support and comfort here that I did.:smile: The members here are very caring and supportive and willing to listen to you vent your feelings. I hope you make lots of friends here too. It helps to know you're not alone.:smile:

  8. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni

    Hello Afton.

    Welcome to the forum :)

    Take care

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