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Why did you join these forums? - October 4th 2009, 10:18 PM

I'm willing to bet that a thread like this has been made before, and if so, I understand if this one gets locked or deleted. But just out of curiosity, what made you guys join these forums in the first place? For me, I joined a couple weeks ago because I was feeling depressed and I figured people here would be able to help out. I quickly got over my depression and have decided to stay on here because the people here are AMAZING and I want to help other people out with their problems. I'm curious to hear what you guys have to say!

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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 4th 2009, 10:25 PM

My answer is probably a lot different to a lot of peoples.
In April 2008, my friend set up a Teen Help site. I was Googleing to try find him some ideas and such, and stumbled across this place. I didn't think much of it, just got some ideas for forum headings and such. I decided I didn't want to be involved in my friends site anymore, so I left. And then decided to come here. I joined, but wasn't really planning on staying. Until I got a PM from one girl (who's still on the site and who I love to bits) and we started talking and I decided to stick around.

I got a lot of help from here back then. Wasn't very active until after the reset, though.
   
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 4th 2009, 10:26 PM

I joined because I was so incredibly depressed and needed some support.
I keep coming back because the people are awesome!

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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 4th 2009, 10:26 PM

I saw the site advertised on another and came over out of curiosity. I saw my ex had joined and posted so I joined as well and replied to the thread. After a while, I had replied to a few others and started to really enjoy being a member and helping people and that brings me to now.
   
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 4th 2009, 10:45 PM

I was googling to find some help.... and TeenHelp popped up, thank god


   
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 4th 2009, 10:47 PM

I found this site through a random google search :P
It seemed interesting so i made an account,found great advice,met great people and now im hopelessly addicted to this site


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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 4th 2009, 11:01 PM

I came across this site through a random Google search and decided to join up to try and help people with their problems, pass on advice and make new friends.
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 4th 2009, 11:39 PM

I joined so long ago, now, that I really can't remember. I do know that I either found TH through TWLOHA, or TWLOHA through TH. Could have been a Google search. Whooo knows. xD



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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 4th 2009, 11:58 PM

A couple weeks ago? Sept. 27th was only one week ago...
And for some reason, I feel like I've seen you before then.

Edit: I joined back in June, because at first, my summer was REALLY boring and I got into a fight with an ex-friend. My summer got better, but I still feel sad sometimes now that summer's over.
   
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 12:09 AM

Nikki, my join date is the 21st, not the 27th... :P

By the way, thanks everyone for the feedback! I've read all your responses so far, and I'll be sure to keep coming back to read future responses.
   
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 12:45 AM

Actually, it's the 22nd!
   
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 12:55 AM

One of my good friend introduced me to TH, we have alot in common
than we thought so anyways I have been a member here on TH for a year now, I love
to help out so TH is a great site to help, give/get advice, getting support from these awesome people, did I mention how awesome everyone is here! :]





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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 12:59 AM

Yeahh... I was google-ing for something about my ex lol... Now I very very rarely use it for my problems, but I like trying to understand and help all these nice people



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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 01:14 AM

Friend from another forum.


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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 01:21 AM

I joined because my life sucked and I wanted help.

I decided to stay because I wanted to be on staff. My life continued to suck, but I kept that in the closet and stayed on staff until I cracked.

Now, things are fine again... so I'm kinda back? I'm not really sure.


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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 01:38 AM

Nikki, on my computer, it says the 21st... I'm guessing we live in different time zones. :P
   
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 02:00 AM

Impossible! I live in Maryland too!
   
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 02:41 AM

I found TeenHelp on a random google search, as well. I joined because I adored the idea of a giant support system; I love to help others, and I needed help. I don't know where I'd be without this site, to be honest. <3


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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 03:33 AM

I googled Teen Help. This was the first thing that popped up.

I joined because I wanted support for my self harm because I was feeling really alone. I didn't understand how many people also self harmed. It also helped me with my eating disorder in the long run.
   
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 03:43 AM

Nikki, I don't know what to say, then... That's weird.

And most people seem to have found TH through a Google search... I think I typed in "teen depression forums" or something, and this is what came up.
   
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 03:45 AM

Hmm, I joined about 3 years ago so I can barely remember why or how I came here. I believe I needed support at the time, and found the site from a google search. I didn't plan on staying very long but I became really good friends with a user here and stayed. He doesn't use TH anymore, but I stay because I love this place and the people here. :]


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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 04:57 AM

My friend has been on this site for ages and became friends with my boyfriend through it, through her I met him He recommended the site to me and I joined and had a rarely-used account. After the shut down, I came back and really got into the forums, I liked getting and giving advice, as well as the debates.



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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 11:52 AM

A random google search because my friend was in hospital and she needed my support.
   
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 11:58 AM

I was on the TWLOHA website looking at the sites that can help you out and teenhelp was on it so I thought what the heck and tried it. The people on this site helped me through a really tough night and since then I've been hooked.


   
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 05:34 PM

I found TH through Google. Cant remember why I joined specifically but I just thought everyone really helpful and liked all the different features.
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 05:52 PM

I typed in how I was feeling/experiences I was having (It was something about OCD, paranoia and depression, I think ) into google and it directed me to someones thread in the Mental Health Forum. I read the post, related a lot to it and realised that it was possible that I'd be able to get some good help and support here and signed up - I'm so glad that I did! xD
   
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 06:18 PM

My cousin showed it to me, and then i joined when i was worrying aobut anorexia.


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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 06:20 PM

My reasons are probably different than a lot of people. I had a relative commit suicide back in 2003 and had felt that way myself so I decided to research suicide and suicide prevention to become aware of statistics and spread the word on the problem. After learning how high the numbers were I decided I wanted to do something, but there were no hotlines near me to volunteer for and I really didn't want my parents to know. I found TH through YellowRibbon.org (website for a suicide prevention program) and found that the job of LHO fit my intrests perfectly! I've now been on staff for 18 months and I'm still loving it.
   
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 06:37 PM

urm i joined back in 2006 when i was 13.. i can't really remember the specific reason why i decided to search for teen help sites on google.. but anyhow, this site came up and i've been here ever since :]


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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 06:50 PM

I joined because I needed advice about a boyfriend when I was 15.


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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 06:58 PM

Well back in the days of the dinosaurs, I was on another teen website, and someone spammed the living poo out of it about a site that the spammer had created. So me being curious went over, and I joined that site, and was a big part of it, until a lot of fights happened, yada yada, and the admin couldn't pay the hosting fees, so it shut down, and I joined here because I knew about it (feuding etc) and then here we are. It's really a much longer story, but that's as much as I can say without getting into details :P
   
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 07:21 PM

I joined about 2 years ago. I was going through a really rough time, not that I sought much advice. I came here to help people, to remind myself that I could help myself. I made staff after a while of being rather... quiet round the site and decided to become a whole lot more involved. I've made many a friend, and can't even think of why I'd leave.


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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 07:44 PM

I had one of those typical teenage sex and relationship problems. I googled around as I assumed it was a common problem and I knew something on the internet would help me.

I googled, teen help and this came up
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 07:57 PM

I was looking for some help and support and I came across TeenHelp and once I'd been here a while it was impossible to leave, I've been here 2 years now... but it's gone so quickly, other sites I've been on have just been phases but TH is addictive, too addictive.
   
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Re: Why did you join these forums? - October 5th 2009, 08:42 PM

i did a google search to try to change my life around- and found this site which has helped so much
   
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