I joined a few days ago but I've been too nervous to post really. I'm a very shy and quiet person generally and when I'm also new anywhere I find it very difficult. I've been dealing with depression, anxiety and self harm for half my life and so many times things get on top of me. Feelings like these are hard to discuss with friends or family and you are often seen as selfish or attention seeking. I guess I just wanted a place I could come and talk about such things and be understood. It feels bad that I should keep it from my real life but I'm not sure what else to do.