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Support Circles on Sundays

Hey everyone,

We're going to be running support circles once a month on a Sunday! At the moment they run on Tuesdays, but for one of those Tuesdays, each month they will be running on a Sunday instead.

This next Sunday support circle will be on 26 November. If you'd like to come along, (sign up by completing the form here )
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Chatwee Update

Update - There's been some technical difficulties launching Chatwee onto our website so we will not be moving to Chatwee on Thursday.

As soon as we fix this issue, we'll announce another date for launching. We're really sorry for the delay in Chatwee, thanks so much for your patience.
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Post of The Month (September)

Maisy is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey Shaunie,

​I care. I really relate to what you have been experiencing with the house falling apart, and things not getting fixed due to general shame of the state of the house and not knowing where to begin fixing things or who to contact (you don't want to come across rogue tradesmen). Not even having adequate heating and hot water. And clutter. Everywhere. It's horrible to live in such circumstances, I know. It's hard as well when you see everyone else living a 'normal' life and yet being unable to talk about your situation."
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    Hi my name is Aleena. I am 16 years old turning 17 in December. Lately, I have been dealing with depression for a couple of months. This month I wanted to cut myself but I decided not to. Then about a week ago I started cutting myself and made it a goal to do it once a day. The reason is not because of attention, because I wanted to try it and it was addicting. I never really saw myself as depressed and especially suicidal. One of the things people can't see is how I'm so depressed and yet a Christian. I don't know why but its something that God wants me to strengthen in. I've been a Christian for almost 2 years now. I thought I would be happier which I was until the world crept inside of me. It's really hard for people to see a Christian depressed or even suicidal and see it as rare. Well I'm one of those rare occurrences. It's been awhile with this its been getting worse in my head. Only you guys know and some of my close friends. Although, I know I need to tell my parents since they know what's best of me. I know that God is right next to me waiting for me, because he loves me. This depression has gotten the worst of me. It has affected my style of music and thoughts. I'm here on this site because a lot of people can relate to the addiction and pain. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask. Otherwise, thanks for reading.

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    Hey Aleena, and welcome to the community. Glad you found us.

    It's really brave of you to open up to us like you have. It sounds like you're going through an awful lot and have been on quite a journey recently, and hopefully during your time here we can be of some help and comfort. Feel free to start a thread over in our Health & Wellbeing forum if you'd like to talk about things a bit more. We also have some guidelines around talking about self-harm which might be worth a quick look.

    I'm Mike by the way, one of the moderators you'll see popping up here and there. See you around.

    Taking care of yourself takes care of more than just yourself.

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