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I'm new here and I signed up to gain comfort I'm not the only one who feels this way or advice. I may not reach the age requirement exactly, but this is the best solution I have found on my own to let out my emotions in a safe, anonymous, free place. I have been dealing with a lot of things on my own for a long time, anxiety, depression, body issues, paranoia, and stress. I keep these things to myself because I have put up a "happy face" for so long, to other people I am an awesome girl who is looked to as a straight-A, kind student and have even gotten awards for it. I have also struggled with saying that I have depression because at this point it just feels like a cliche. I know people who have faked for attention, one girl who even went as far as coloring red marker over band-aids she put on her wrists and for a while, I thought you had to be suicidal to be considered "depressed" and felt I didn't have the right to say I was. I will go deeper on other topics too but this is a sliver on what I'm dealing with.

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Hello Shewolf511, I’m really glad you were able to find this place so you can express your emotions. I’m sorry you have been dealing with all these things on your own. I know what that feels like and it makes it so much harder. Depression is so many things but it’s definitely not a cliche (but I understand why you feel that way). And if you ever want to talk id be happy to listen and help in anyway I can. You are definitely not alone.

Shewolf511 in reply to Dabela

Thank you, it really helps to know that there are people willing to listen and support me.

Dabela in reply to Shewolf511

😊 Anytime!

I'm glad your sharing ....

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