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New here! - December 29th 2018, 07:35 AM

Hi everyone, I'm Madi, I'm 14, and I'm new!

I've been a lurker on this site for a few months on and off and finally convinced myself to join due to a lack of support IRL. When I first found this site I wasn't dealing with too much but recently I've been getting a little overwhelmed and decided to just jump headfirst into it. I didn't really join at first because I have never done any kind of forum thing before and was super nervous about breaking some unwritten rule or going too fast with posting or something.

I'd say I'm a pretty optimistic person, and I'm not in that bad of a place mental health-wise, apart from problems that come from anxiety like an occasional panic attack and I get really nervous, anxious and fidgety around people I don't know. I'd say the worst thing at my current point of time is that I get really, deathly paranoid that I'll mess up in some small way that in the end won't matter that much (I spent longer than I'd like to admit trying to figure out if this paragraph would warrant a trigger warning, you know, just in case!!!) (but of course if it did somehow please do tell me, like I said I'm really new to this forum thing, as you can see I get paranoid over this stuff,,,,a lot,,,) I used to be a lot worse about 1-2 years ago though which is why I consider my problems now easier to tackle. I have, of course, outside issues which probably contribute to the anxiety, but that's not for this post and it's probably getting too long anyway.

Basically... I'm new to this whole forum thing, ya girl's got anxiety, and I'm here in hopes of tackling problems I can't handle before they can be detrimental to me or my mental health yanow?
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Re: New here! - December 29th 2018, 09:01 AM

Hey Maddie,
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My name is Frankie and I am glad you decided to join.
The forum is pretty easy to get used to and use. As for the trigger warnings if you don't know you can always ask me or someone else who is a volunteer before posting, and if you post and it does need one some of us of the ability to put it on there for you.

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Re: New here! - December 29th 2018, 01:59 PM

Hi Madi, welcome to TeenHelp!
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Re: New here! - December 29th 2018, 02:18 PM

Welcome to TeenHelp, Madi!! I'm really glad that you've decided to join us here. I have to tell you, your post is super relatable - even as someone in her twenties, I still have a problem with over-analyzing everything. It is something that I'm continuing to work on! Anxiety is such a joy, isn't it?

Don't worry too much about breaking the rules. In my experience, the Terms of Service are really pretty clear and straightforward, and they will tell you everything that you need to know! As Frankie said, if you aren't sure whether your post needs a trigger warning, someone on staff has the ability to add and remove them for you, and you won't get in trouble if you forget to add one - I promise! It's very easily fixed, so no worries at all!

I hope you like it here and find it helpful! I wish you all the best!
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Re: New here! - December 29th 2018, 02:24 PM

Welcome Madi! I’m glad you decided to join after lurking!

If you ever have a question about the rules, feel free to ask! But also know that sometimes mistakes happen! If you do forget a prefix or something we’ll fix it, and if necessary we can explain why you need it in that instance. The same goes for other rules.

Also, Madison happens to be my niece’s name!

Take care!

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Re: New here! - December 29th 2018, 02:58 PM

Hi Madi and welcome to teenhelp

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Re: New here! - December 29th 2018, 04:47 PM

Hi madi welcome to TeenHelp!
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Re: New here! - December 29th 2018, 06:58 PM

Welcome to TeenHelp, Madi!

Anxiety and over worrying about things can definitely seem paralysing. But I'm really glad you took the plunge and joined our community. Try not to worry too much about accidentally breaking rules- there's a good chance you won't and even if you did, we understand!

Hope you find the support you are looking for here. See you around

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Re: New here! - December 30th 2018, 04:15 AM

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome and reassurances! Makes me feel a lot better <3
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Re: New here! - January 1st 2019, 11:46 PM

Welcome to Teen Help Madi

If you need anything don't hesitate to PM me at any time
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Re: New here! - January 11th 2019, 10:05 AM

Hello there Madison!

Welcome to Teenhelp!

My inbox is always open if you ever need anything.

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