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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by PandorasToybox, Jul 28, 2009.

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  1. PandorasToybox

    PandorasToybox Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone

    My name is canadian_runner aka CR. I am a college student in marketing and multi-media design in ON, Canada.

    I have been battle depression/PTSD for the last few years and hit rock bottom recently during my first year of college. Everything around me crashed and I honestly seen no point in living.
    I still battle thoughts of suicide, but am still around today because a goal I have: I realized during this battle that I came into this battle with no idea of what to do. All I knew was, I was alone, confused and didnt want to deal with it. This went for months till I ended up in the ER after an attempt.
    I made it a goal to try and bring suicide awareness to my college and hopefully other colleges in the future. I'm just one of many students who have been stuck in this situation.
    Just because I'm not "cured" doesn't mean I can't try and make a difference. Others tell me "If you can't cure yourself and you're not stable, how do you expect to be some sort of advocate?" and my answer "Because I'm still here, alive, breathing, so I must be doing something right".

    I am a horse love an rider, a runner, I love motorcycles, golfing, camping, hiking & a million other things!

    I look forward to meeting everyone!!

  2. mandyj101

    mandyj101 Well-Known Member

    heya .. welcome 2 the forum :) x
  3. Toki Wartooth Lover

    Toki Wartooth Lover Well-Known Member

    Hey! Welcome to SF.
    I hope you find everything here.
    I'm sorry that you had to join.
    Though, you can guarantee support here..
    If you need a friend or someone to talk to/ vent out on, you can always PM me.
  4. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Welcome to the forums :hug:
  5. PandorasToybox

    PandorasToybox Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone for the wonderful welcomes! <3
  6. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Hi Canadian Runner i am so impressed with you I think it is great you are trying to help other students by bringing awareness of depression to light. It is in your suffering that you are able to show others what happens without proper support systems in place. You are very strong compassion person and i hope your depression becomes less in helping others Glad to see you on the forum as you will get alot of support here
  7. PandorasToybox

    PandorasToybox Well-Known Member

    Mary your post made me cry (in a good way!)!
    Thank you! I created a petition to try and get signatures to show the colleges (and high schools) locally (and hopefully one day nationally) that something needs to be done.
    It gives me something to live for in a way =)
  8. triggs

    triggs Account Closed

    hi CR :hug: welcome to sf
    i hope you find all the help and support you need here :smile:
    if you ever need to talk, i'm always here :heart:
    triggs xx
  9. PandorasToybox

    PandorasToybox Well-Known Member

    Aww thank you Triggs! :heart:
  10. wheresmysheep

    wheresmysheep Staff Alumni

    welcome hailz. i think your goal is a good one and if only there were more people who were like minded. i hope you find the help here you need
  11. PandorasToybox

    PandorasToybox Well-Known Member

    Thank you wheresmysheep (I love the name!) !

    I wish there were more people with the same goal too! It would make this project a lot easier!!
  12. LenaLunacy

    LenaLunacy Well-Known Member

    Heya =) Welcome to Sf. :D
  13. Dragon

    Dragon Staff Alumni

    Welcome :) Feel free to drop me a PM if you run into any problems!
  14. PandorasToybox

    PandorasToybox Well-Known Member

    Thank you both for the welcomes!!
  15. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    :welcome: to SF. I am glad you found us. :shake:
  16. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    Welcome to the forums!!
  17. ~Claire

    ~Claire Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the late reply, but welcome :smile:.

    :hug: xx
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