Hello all, I am posting this in the welcome section as I believe it is the one forum where most new members will head to... I have a few words to say and that will be me done on this forum: 1. The people here are truely incredible and will help you out, providing a judgement free sounding board for your problems. They may offer you advice, and ways to challenge your thoughts at this dark period in time, but the work is yours to do. Take on board what they have to say, and try your best to allow yourself time to formulate a path to happiness. 2. Remember that many of these people on this forum, although caring may be living in opposite ends to you in your country, or even completely different countries all together. They literally can do nothing to physically help you but can offer you tips possibly advice. 3. The people that help out, providing help and advice on this forum may also be suffering a dark period such as yourselves, so while you should not hold back in your posts, be aware that some things that you say and some phrases you use may trigger emotions in people. 4. It takes alot of energy to help out others and if you are able to provide this help without limiting the resources that you have for yourself, then great, but take care of yourselves! And remember everyone on sf gets it for one reason or another (either first hand personal experience or they may have friends who have been through similar situations) so embrace the community here and I genuinely hope that you feel welcome! I may still log on to pm people but will not be on the public/private forums for a good couple of months at least, there is too much going on now, and it is taking everything for me to not just say that I am done. Best wishes, kind regards and sorry I was not able to help more of you! I love you all and stay safe sf!