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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by diver200, Mar 9, 2008.

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  1. diver200

    diver200 Senior Member

    I've been on the forum for about a week now, I guess, and I figured I'd say a little something about me. I'm 47, diagnosed bi-polar, major depressive disorder, ptsd, anxiety..... you name it. I started getting depressed when I was about 10, and have fought the battle on and off ever since. I was abused by my father and brother as I was growing up,and even to this day, i take verbal abuse from both. SO i strive to stay away from them as much as possible. I fight constant suicidal thoughts, and nearly every day I look for ways and think about it. I've had four unsuccessful attempts, and the last one was almost two years ago. I keep going because I have a great wife and two kids that would be crushed without me. So, i take my meds, i talk with my doc, and try as much as possible to "keep passing open windows." I have already done so much...I've kicked booze, with just over a year sober, thank you AA!! I have a good job. I have a nice home, and a good life....yet that is not enough for some reason. I'm already gaining some sense of relief with the forum, knowing that I am not alone, and that there are others with the same feelings. It also helps to know that I can voice my feelings when I need to; and help others when I can. Thank you so much for this forum, hopefully it doesn't go away!!
  2. beauutyy

    beauutyy Well-Known Member

    hi welcome to the forum:)
    im sorry about your abusive past,i to struggle with it now

    im happy you've made it
  3. nagisa

    nagisa Staff Alumni

    Welcome to SF :hug:

    I'll look forward to seeing you around the forum some more. :smile:
  4. Lead Savior

    Lead Savior Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum
  5. *dilligaf*

    *dilligaf* Staff Alumni

    Welcome to SF x
  6. Pentacle

    Pentacle Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum, I'm glad to hear you've been sober for such a long time. :)
  7. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    :welcome: to SF. I hope you are able to find the support you need. Congratulations on your sobriety. That was a major hurdle. If you can do that, you can accomplish about anything. :) I look forward to seeing you around the forum. take care and stay safe. :hug:
  8. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    welcome to the forum :welcome:
  9. BlackPegasus

    BlackPegasus Well-Known Member

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