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I have arrived - May 9th 2018, 11:25 PM

I'm Madi and since this is the arrival/departure thread and I am not departing this is my arrival post. I am 18 years old and a Senior in High School and about to explode with Senioritis since I will be graduating come June 2nd.

I am here to reach out to others who have been bullied. A few months back our school had a speaker on this topic and it really hit home for me. Ever since Middle School I got in the girls clique that always thought they were the prettiest, coolest, and could do no wrong. In the process myself and some other girls found it funny to torment other girls who we didn't consider up to our standards. Sadly it took this speaker in my 12th grade year for me to realize that I was the one that was the fool. I mean how do you make amends with people you did crap to for years? Well I tried to and some said it was fine even though it wasn't. Others said I was only doing this because of the assembly and I felt sorry for myself and not really for what I have done. I suppose I did feel horrible, but I also felt horrible for my actions as well. And finally others just told me to stick it.

One girl who I teased since the 6th grade said to me when I apologized that even though I did all those mean things to her she always looked up to me and wanted to be me. She went on to say my life was perfect. Holding back my tears, I was like my life was and is far from perfect. I said to her, do you want to know why you never see my dad at the choral concerts or musicals that I am in? I told her that was because he decided when I was still in pampers that he would sexually molest me and my mom caught him one day. Her mouth almost hit the floor. I went on from there with other things in my life that were screwed up like started to smoke cigarettes at the age of 13 because a few of my older friends were doing it. Now I am 18 and can't stop. So never think someones life is perfect.

So to end this long introduction I will say I am here and I hope I can help some or even one person who might be getting bullied.
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Re: I have arrived - May 9th 2018, 11:56 PM

Hey there Madi! It's great you're here to help others. Welcome to TH! I'm Court. I'm sorry to hear about your past and what your father did to you - it's a good thing you got out of that situation!

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Re: I have arrived - May 10th 2018, 12:00 AM

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Hey there Madi! It's great you're here to help others. Welcome to TH! I'm Court. I'm sorry to hear about your past and what your father did to you - it's a good thing you got out of that situation!
Hey Court, thanks for the welcome. Yeah, I feel it is important to help others who are being bullied after all the years I have contributed to it.

I am so glad as well. I was so young I don't even remember anything about it except my mom caught him doing it. Don't know how long it had been going on prior to that. He still sits and rots in jail.
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Thank you for sharing. I think that it's great that you are trying to learn from your mistakes. Not everyone you have hurt will forgive you but if you change from here on out that is still an amazing thing. I like to think that some of the people who bullied me in elementary, middle school and high school have changed and become better and more thoughtful people. It sounds like the assembly helped you to learn about the impact your actions might have had on people and it seems like that has stuck with you. I am glad you are here to try and help people. I hope that you end up enjoying your time here and if you need any support feel free to message me, utilize the forums and our other support features. We have a lot of users who love to be supported and love to support others.

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Re: I have arrived - May 10th 2018, 01:05 AM

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Re: I have arrived - May 10th 2018, 02:19 AM

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Re: I have arrived - May 10th 2018, 02:26 AM

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Re: I have arrived - May 10th 2018, 08:33 AM

Welcome to TeenHelp, Madi! It sounds like the assembly about bullying really struck a chord with you. I think it's great that you want to use what you learned from it, as well as your own experiences, to help others who might be going through similar things.

If you have any questions about the site, feel free to shoot me a message! And, as Jenna said, definitely check out Chat if you're looking to make friends. We've got a pretty great bunch of people here.

I look forward to seeing you around the site and getting to know you better. Happy posting!

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Re: I have arrived - May 10th 2018, 09:55 PM

Welcome to TeenHelp, Madi! I'm glad you've decided to come here and help make a difference. Bullying is a widespread problem and it's always good to have people around to help support others who are being bullied. I hope you find this to be a helpful place.

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Re: I have arrived - May 11th 2018, 03:09 AM

Welcome to the site! I am really glad to hear that you were able to learn from the assembly and are using it to change your ways a bit. I can tell that you are a good person for wanting to make amends. I hope you are able to get the support you deserve here!

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Re: I have arrived - May 11th 2018, 10:08 AM

Welcome to the forum.

I also have zero tolerance to bullying and with my partenr we take an active stance against it in our local school last time we were invited to do a concert there. I was a victim myself, so know all too acutely what being bullied felt like.

I think you have come to a very lovely forum and I hope you will settle in here and have some good times.

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Re: I have arrived - May 11th 2018, 09:39 PM

HI there, welcome to TeenHelp! Graduating from High School is definitely scary!

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Re: I have arrived - May 14th 2018, 08:33 PM

Hi there! Welcome to TH. I hope you enjoy highschool graduation and anything that comes after it. It's wonderful that you want to help other people but don't forget we're here to help you if you need it too. Hope you enjoy your stay.
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Re: I have arrived - May 15th 2018, 12:01 AM

Hey Madi, welcome to TeenHelp! I'm Jenna, one of the Community Mentors on here. I think it's great that you had an eye-opening experience regarding bullying at the assembly and now want to support others! If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to have a chat, don't hesitate to reach out!

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Re: I have arrived - May 19th 2018, 03:51 PM

Welcome to TeenHelp, Madi!

Your honesty in your post is very inspiring. Bullying is not nice to go through at all, but there is always hope when someone realises how their actions affect others and learn from that by changing their behaviour. It also sounds like you have been through a lot in your life and as you have found out, people's perceptions of us can be very different from reality.

It's lovely to see that you want to help those that have been bullied. Remember we are here to support you too! See you around

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Re: I have arrived - May 24th 2018, 08:51 AM

Hey there, Madi.

I am Ellie - it is great to meet you and I am happy you joined TeenHelp.

I'm sorry to hear about everything that you went through. It must have been really difficult for you. I think it is great that you apologized to the girl you teased. Doing so must have taken a lot of courage and it is a good step in the right direction. All of us hurt other people, sometimes intentionally and sometimes unintentionally - but we all do it. The best thing we can do is try to avoid it and apologize when we do because at the end of the day we are all in this together and kindness and understanding goes a long way.

Please reach out to us if you ever need anything, Madi. Feel free to message me anytime you like! I hope to see you around.

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