I'm Dayna and I'm new here. I'm 22 and I live in Canada. I've recently been diagnosed with major depressive disorder after owning up to my family about my 3 unsuccessful suicide attempts. I've been on anti-depressants for about a month and a half now. I'm seeing a counselor to try and help with my suicidal ideation and all the lies I've told my friends and family over the past few years to cover up my depression. I'm not sure how much to say here, so I'll just say that reaching out to other people is a huge step for me (even with the anonymity the internet provides) since I also have social phobia. I hope talking about my issues with people who may understand at least a little will help.