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Forums / Welcome and orientation / New person here.

Topic: New person here.

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  1. Johnny74
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    9 May 2019
    It's about time that I signed up here. I'm tired of feeling depressed all the time. I deserve to be happy like other people. Where do I go from here? Can anyone help and point me in the right direction? Are there any groups for other sufferers?
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  2. Peppermintbach
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    9 May 2019 in reply to Johnny74

    Hi Johnny,

    Great work reaching out. I know it has been said so many times before, but as the famous saying goes, the first step is always the hardest (or something like that). I think there’s a lot of truth in that :)

    It sounds like you’ve been struggling for a long time...that must have been hard....

    I would gently suggest perhaps clicking on the “Find a professional” link on the BeyondBlue website. There, you can look up various professionals for different services.

    Sorry, I know you were asking more about groups, in which case, perhaps you might like to give the BeyondBlue helpline a call on 1300 22 4636. Their counsellors can probably offer recommendations about support groups. Plus of course the forums here is great online peer support :)

    I hope this gives you a few ideas...

    Kind thoughts,

    Pepper

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  3. Johnny74
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    10 May 2019 in reply to Peppermintbach

    Thanks Pepper,

    Thanks for all that info, much appreciated.

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  4. Peppermintbach
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    13 May 2019 in reply to Johnny74

    Hi Johnny,

    You’re most welcome :) Good to see you here again.

    Please just know that if you ever want to talk/share anything else (no pressure of course), there are many kind people reading along here...

    Caring thoughts,

    Pepper

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