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Forums / Suicidal thoughts and self-harm / I'm New here, could someone please help me?

Topic: I'm New here, could someone please help me?

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  1. halomusic
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    6 posts
    12 June 2021
    Hi, I'm new here. Just over a year ago I tried to end my life, I went in the mental health ward, and earlier this year I ran away from home. I'm back and safe now, although I've had lots of things happen in the past 18 months. I've ended up here because I want support but to also not burden those around me and I don't even know if I'm doing this right but yeah. I suffered from lots of depressive episodes, general anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Recently I was properly diagnosed as being autistic. I have high functioning autism - asperger's, and struggle a lot with social cues and interaction and relationships with other people my age. I'm sorta just here to find people I can talk to who might know what I'm going through. I really need some people just as like anonymous friends I can talk to.
  2. Sophie_M
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    6625 posts
    12 June 2021 in reply to halomusic
    Hey halomusic,

    Welcome to the forums, we are so glad that you've taken a big step in sharing your thoughts and feelings here with our wonderful community. We're so sorry to hear what you've been through over the past 18 months, and can hear understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help. We think you've been so proactive in posting here today, and looking for support from our community in helping you through your journey. We hope that you find this to be a safe, non-judgemental space to talk things through and connect with others in our community who have been through similar experiences, and can help offer their kind support and advice through this.

    Can we ask if you are currently receiving any mental health support, or have in the past? Please know that you are always welcome to reach out to the friendly cousnellors at our Support Service, who are available 24/7 by phone on 1300 22 4636 or also via Webchat 1pm-12am AEST at: www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport. Our friends at Kids Help Line are also a wonderful service, who offer confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged 25 and under. You can also reach out to them anytime on 1800 55 1800, or also through their 24/7 webchat if you'd feel more comfortable talking online: https://kidshelpline.com.au/get-help/webchat-counselling

    We hope that you can find some comfort here in the forums, and please feel free to keep checking back in and let us know how you are going when you feel up to it. You're never alone in this.
     
  3. smallwolf
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    12 June 2021 in reply to halomusic

    hi and welcome to the forums.

    sounds like you have been through a lot in recent times. firstly, I want you to know this is a safe space filled with supportive and non-judgemental people. It does help (I think) to be able to talk to people with similar experiences if only because they may have a better understanding of what you are talking about.

    I have little experience with autism... there is one kid I know on the spectrum and I chat with his mum (well, used to until she moved elsewhere) and so I am aware a little his struggles in life. And it can he difficult when he tries so hard to do things right etc.

    Anyways... if you would like to chat about what you are going through, or anything else you will find me here.

  4. halomusic
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    6 posts
    13 June 2021 in reply to smallwolf

    Thank you for your welcome. It's great to know there are people who want to help.

    Yeah, the autism thing has been a lot to take on especially after everything but it's good to have a diagnosis.

    And same to you, you can talk to me whenever. I love feeling like I'm able to help people when they need it, but all my friends irl think I'm going through enough. I'm here if you want to talk :)

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