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View Poll Results: Do you feel like you have improved since joining TeenHelp?
Yes, I have gotten better. 29 78.38%
No, I have not gotten better. 7 18.92%
I am new and not sure yet. 1 2.70%
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Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 26th 2012, 03:27 PM

Hello--


This is part two of my previous post. Which can be found at...

http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f3-ge...join-teenhelp/


Thank you to everyone who is participating in these polls!


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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 26th 2012, 03:56 PM

I've definitely gotten better, but I'm not sure how much of that is TH vs. maturity, hard work, and learning to live with my mental illness.


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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 26th 2012, 04:12 PM

Yes, I feel like I've gotten better, but at the same time, I haven't, but it doesn't have to do with TH at all, it's just sometimes life is hard.


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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 26th 2012, 04:39 PM

Yeah i've definitely gotten better, but i've been here for over 4 years so it's a combination of growing up, intensive therapy, hospitalisations, hard work. But i've met some amazing people here who have helped me so much and i'm so thankful. I'm a lot more open now than I used to be.
   
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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 26th 2012, 05:31 PM

Yes definitely, I've gotten a lot better but I think it's to do with a lot of things, not just TeenHelp, if that makes sense. I've grown up a lot, I worry less but TeenHelp has also helped me in the fact that I know there is other people out there like me, and I have received help/helped other people which in turn has helped me!
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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 26th 2012, 06:42 PM

I joined this site about 6 months ago and I can't really say I have improved much. Of course I have learned some things that I didn't know before but I think that has more to do with becoming more mature than it has to do with TeenHelp. When I joined it wasn't for improvement on anything it was because I thought it was a nice site and I wanted to contribute.
   
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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 26th 2012, 09:12 PM

I believe I got worse for a while, after realizing a certain topic could trigger me & I lost a friend on here. However, I have gotten a lot better, but also with the help of therapy.



   
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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 26th 2012, 10:35 PM

I feel like this place has really helped me, I mean if it wasn't for TH I probably wouldn't have told anyone about the Self Harm, plus I think my social issues have gotten a little better as well.


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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 26th 2012, 11:55 PM

I've been on TeenHelp for about three and a half years now. I've definitely gotten a lot better since I joined. Members on TeenHelp are the people that convinced me to reach out in real life to get help.
   
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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 27th 2012, 12:04 AM

Yeah, I can say I have. I now have such a great support system and it has helped a lot. I still have a lot of work ahead of me, that's for sure, but I can handle it with all of you.


   
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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 27th 2012, 01:02 AM

I joined TeenHelp becuse I needed a community that was understanding and open to a wide range of touchy topics. I read a lot of content on the internet and I get lost in some peoples views and opinions. I've learned a lot since I've come here, I feel as though TeenHelp has made me more understanding of other peoples feelings and situations as a whole.

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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 27th 2012, 01:30 AM

I've gotten better. Not perfectly fine yet but better then when I started. But like others said, that's not solely because of TeenHelp.


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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 27th 2012, 01:37 AM

I've definitely gotten better in a lot of ways, in other ways, things have gotten worse, but the fact is, that's not due to TH, and TH has always been here to help pick me up and help me move on when those things got worse.


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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 27th 2012, 02:00 AM

definitely gotten better and matured on and apart from TH ever since a year ago, thinking of the situation i was in. (:


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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 27th 2012, 07:54 AM

TeenHelp as definitely helped me alot! I came here battling depression and through the help of some of the most amazing members on this site; I was able to overcome everything to the point where my psychologist (counselor) stated that I no longer needed any sort of counseling or medication and that I was "Cleared" from depression for all duties.


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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 27th 2012, 08:15 AM

I have definitely gotten better. I've gotten lots of great advice which has helped and I've met many wonderful friends here who I know will support me.


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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 27th 2012, 08:35 AM

"Do you feel like you have improved since joining TeenHelp as a result of TeenHelp?" ftfy.

No.





But to answer your actual question? Yeah, of course. I was 14 when I joined TH. During the past ~7 years, I've gotten worse, I've gotten better. Nothing to do with the website.
   
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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 27th 2012, 04:27 PM

I'm getting better, partly because of teen help I think that if it was not for this site I would not have given counselling another go, I'm getting better, got a long way to go though. I've also made some really great friends on this site too. This site is my support network - always has been since I joined always will be, I can see myself still on here aged like 80 and just sat there in my armchair in my home or nursing home being like TH still no load and after all these years too, man!



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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 27th 2012, 04:52 PM

I said yes, because this site has helped me along the way. I don't think this site can cure mental illness. But I have made loads of new friends who have helped me through difficult patches, I've been encouraged to seek help which I am now doing, and I have learnt more healthy coping methods from the site than I have from counselors. Being on staff has also really boosted my confidence and self esteem. So I think that TH has helped to make it possible for me to get better. However, I still have a long way to go yet.


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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 28th 2012, 02:14 AM

Yes i do think i have gotten better since joining TH. I have learned to trust more people, and gotten amazing friends that support me. I have gotten partly better as a result of TH, but the rest of getting better has been getting older and therapy. I still have a way to go, but i'll get there.





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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 28th 2012, 09:55 PM

Definitely. TeenHelp has helped me face a lot of my demons and overcome a lot of crap. Some of the people I've met here have really changed my life.




   
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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - June 29th 2012, 12:40 AM

Yes, TH has helped me a lot and even if I do come back with the same shit that bothers me. They are there supporting me through the whole thing all over again, answering the many questions that I have and I'm so very thankful I have found TH and have gotten the help that I needed, I wish I found TH eariler though.



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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - July 6th 2012, 11:06 AM

I voted yes but I don't think it was really because of TH. Don't get me wrong guys- I LOVE it here and every single one of you, and I don't plan on leaving any time soon. But I think my therapy is mainly what helped me out. In the early stages of my OCD, before I joined TeenHell I sent a LOT of HelpLINK messages, which did help. But TH has helped me more with my problems as far as things other than OCD goes.


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Re: Part Two of Why did you joing TH? By BlaineG. - July 6th 2012, 02:16 PM

I haven't voted because I'm not too sure. I have attempted to socialize in this website, so that might be a form of desensitization. I haven't posted much, and I believe I generally gotten better with confrontation because I've been tabbing myself. No offense though, this website is definitely supportive and I feel like I need that especially since school recently ended.
   
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