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TeenHelp January 22nd 2023 03:13 PM
Creating life long friends. By Jade I joined TeenHelp when I was 13 years old,and I will be turning 25 in 2 weeks. I joined because my parents were getting divorced, I was depressed, struggling with typical teen struggles, along with the divorce, moving from parent to parent, etc. I was thankful to find this page and become an active member. I received some really great advice, and I remember feeling so much better after reading responses to my post and realizing someone actually cared. ...
Rob January 9th 2023 08:34 PM
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TeenHelp June 27th 2022 10:34 AM
Building people skills while volunteering By Anonymous I work in an environment that constantly requires me to interact with a variety of different people, each with their own personal lives and mental struggles. Many of my clients have some form of learning difficulty or mental health concern. Being part of TeenHelp has aided me in the service I provide to my clients, and has provided more relatability and understanding for those with struggles I...
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TeenHelp June 27th 2022 10:49 AM
My volunteer family By Anonymous Have you ever thought about volunteering? TeenHelp is where you should start because we have so many areas to pick from - Community Mentors, HelpLINK Mentors, Forum Moderators, Articles Writer and so much more. The staff are so sweet and always helpful, I love working with all of them. I joined TeenHelp because something horrible happened and everything changed so fast and I needed help and I found TeenHelp. Everyone was so nice and helpful to me...
TeenHelp June 27th 2022 10:49 AM
Staying long-term with a supportive community By Anonymous I've been a member of TeenHelp for 18 years now, and a volunteer in various capacities for much of that time. TeenHelp has a superpower that keeps it relevant and important even 20 years later and that's its volunteers and community. Being a part of TeenHelp for so long has done a lot to shape who I am and where I'm at now in my life. TeenHelp was there for me when I needed support and a community the most, and has played a...
TeenHelp June 12th 2022 02:04 PM
An interview with someone who has Bipolar II Anonymous and Chantal (MsNobleEleanor) I had the privilege to interview someone who is diagnosed with Bipolar ll and while discussing the questions we hope that it sheds some light on how Bipolar ll is challenging for someone just like it is for others facing with it today. 1) What are you diagnosed with? I am diagnosed with Bipolar II, Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and PTSD. 2) Did you know you had...
TeenHelp June 23rd 2021 06:02 PM
An interview with a 3x sexual assault victim By Sarah (Rivière) and Anonymous For many, sexual assault is an incredibly traumatising experience. One exceptionally difficult to process, and move forward from. It can be difficult to come forward and speak out about both the experience of sexual abuse, and the effects it has. A user of TeenHelp — whose name will remain anonymous — has willingly allowed us to interview them and discuss their experiences as a triple sexual assault victim, and...
TeenHelp March 12th 2021 06:16 AM
This article has been labeled as triggering, particularly on the subject of self harm. The contents of this article might therefore not be suitable for certain sensitive users. Please take this into consideration before continuing to read. Relapses happen: You just have to move forward By Anonymous 2020 was a rough year for everyone and it was one of the roughest years I have had in quite some time. I think the one thing I have learned is that relapses happen and that's okay. You...
TeenHelp January 3rd 2019 04:25 AM
How volunteering helped me I have been disabled since I was 17 years old and I've recently decided to go back to work. Due to being disabled from such a young age I don't have a lot of paid work experience. This caused a lot of anxiety about looking for work and even more anxiety when I started questioning if I would be prepared when I got a job. One of the biggest fears I had was that I wouldn't get any call backs because I had no experience. However, I chose to list my...
TeenHelp March 7th 2018 10:27 PM
Living with an abuser: my experience By Anonymous I live with my abuser and have lived with them for a decent portion of my life. My abuser has harmed me emotionally and sexually throughout my life and they have a drinking problem as well. This article will go over what it is like to live with my abuser and I will share advice I have for people in similar situations. My abuser started harming me at a young age and the abuse continued regularly. Living with them has been...
TeenHelp November 4th 2017 12:50 AM
Depression around my birthday By Essa (MerESSAmaid) Birthdays are normally a day that people really look forward to. However, I know that some people really dread them and become depressed when they are coming up. I myself am one of those people that get anxious and depressed when my birthday is coming up. I am going to explain why I think this happens and how I plan on stopping the things that typically happen for me this time of year. ...
TeenHelp May 3rd 2017 02:13 PM
My Experience with Endometriosis By Chantal (WretatsyRemedial) Endometriosis is a painful condition that causes the endometrium to grow outside of the uterus. I have been diagnosed with stage one endometriosis; there are four stages. This article will explain what endometriosis is, what the symptoms are, treatments, and how I found out I had stage one of endometriosis. What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a disease caused by endometrium tissues that grow outside of your uterus...
TeenHelp March 1st 2017 02:37 PM
An experience of self-harm By Jessie (Palmolive) Living with self-harm can be hard and that's something that I can personally relate to. However, we can learn ways to manage self-harm and to manage the feelings beneath the self-harm itself. Hope will keep you alive, as long as you keep hope alive. When I was nine, I started self-harming. Honestly, I don't know what the first thought in my head to do it was but I remember it well and it’s scary to think I'm now twenty-two and I ...
TeenHelp February 2nd 2017 01:07 AM
My experience with Bipolar 2 Disorder By Jenna (~Abibliophobe~) Bipolar is a disorder that can be really difficult to have because a lot of people don't understand that there are different types of Bipolar. When you tell most people that you have Bipolar they automatically counter that by saying, “I have never seen you manic.” While mania is something that all people with Bipolar have, the intensity of mania varies according to the type of Bipolar people have. With Bipolar 2, the mania is...
TeenHelp November 2nd 2016 07:30 PM
My personal experience with anxiety By Jenna (~Abibliophobe~) Anxiety is something I have dealt with for many years. I was officially diagnosed with it when I was seventeen and in a psychiatric hospital. I always knew what anxiety was because my dad suffers from it as well. So, the attacks I would have were familiar to me but it was difficult experiencing it myself. I have been prescribed two different medications to deal with it but they aren't always helpful. My anxiety ranges from...

 
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