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Hi I'm new here and I dont really know what to write haha

Hi I just signed up because I guess I just felt like I needed to talk to someone for once. I keep a lot of things to myself because that's the way I grew up I dont want people to worry about me. I've gone through a lot and it's been a year since I was first diagnosed with depression. But honestly I've come such a long way and I no longer have depression but I still struggle with anxiety a little. My parents fight a lot and I guess I've never talked to anyone about it as in ever because I've always felt guilty in way. I'm hoping someone would like to talk about anything that is bothering them that they have never said aloud before and there is still light for those who dont see it yet it you are not alone (as cringy as that sounds its true)

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Re: Hi I'm new here and I dont really know what to write haha

Hey @Roseanaheart , I think a lot of us here can relate to keeping a lot of things to themselves because they don't want people to worry about them - I know that in the past when I've been in a bad headspace, I haven't always wanted to open up to people about what's going on in my life. It sounds like you've come a really long way with learning to mange depression - that is awesome. 

 

It can make life pretty rough when you parents are fighting all of the time, do you still live at home with them? Having to spend more time at home with covid-19  has also been something that can cause a lot more fights and tensions at home, how are you all coping at the moment? It's nice to have you here, and there's always people here who are happy to talk Smiley Happy

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Re: Hi I'm new here and I dont really know what to write haha

Hi @Roseanaheart !  I completely get the guilt thing!  While my parents don't fight a lot, when they do, I feel as though it was somehow my fault...?  It's great you don't have depression anymore!  Honestly, I would love to talk to someone!  I'm a pretty private person, and keep pretty much all my problems to myself, which I guess isn't the best... I'm struggling to come to terms with my sexuality, and just overall identity I guess...  it's probably just a teenager thing, but I do feel really lonely and isolated most of the time...  How are you?  

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Hello @Ani_Faeth, I am sorry to hear that you feel that your parent's fights are your fault. It must be really difficult to feel that way. I hope that you are able to look after yourself in these times. I am sorry that you feel lonely and isolated most of the time. What do you do to make yourself feel better when you are feeling this way? Is there someone that you can open up to?
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Hi @TOM-RO 

 

When I'm feeling lonely and isolated, I usually draw and listen to a podcast or audiobook... it helps me relax... there probably are people I could open up to, but I don't feel comfortable talking to them about my problems...

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Hello @Ani_Faeth, I am glad to hear that you have a lot of activities that you can do when you aren't feeling the best. It is great that these tasks help you to relax Heart

 

I understand that you may not feel comfortable opening up to people that you know. Have you tried calling a helpline such as the Kids Helpline before? They can be really helpful and are free. You can also have the choice to remain anonymous. Some websites such as Kids Helpline also have the option of a webchat instead of calling, if you would prefer that. Some other services that you can call are eheadspace and Beyond blue. We are also here for support if you need it Cat Happy

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Hey @Roseanaheart , welcome to the forums. I hope you feel safe and supported and can make some friends here. Sorry I'm just seeing your post now.

 

I'll be your friend and chat if you like? I also have anxiety, depression, etc so I understand. I'm sorry to hear of your struggles.

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Hey @Roseanaheart! Welcome to reachout forums, great to have you here! That sucks about your parents fighting. My dad walked out on us last year after quite a messy month or so, so I really get how much it sucks to hear your parents arguing and stuff. I get the guilt thing too, that's quite relatable, but please know it's not your fault! I know that's hard to believe sometimes but I promise it's not your fault (: 
What have you been up to today? (: