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I'm new! Kind of soul-baring. - March 16th 2010, 06:14 AM

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Hi, I'm Drew; I'm a 20-year old university student living in Toronto. I'm bisexual (leaning heavily towards men).

Here's where I'm going to go into the trigger-y stuff, but I won't go into detail.

I've been raped and emotionally abused; I rage whenever someone says that men can't be raped. It's just as terrifying.

I've self-harmed in the past, and still occasionally struggle with it as a coping strategy.

I've been depressed for most of my adult/teen life, and while I'm making leaps and bounds towards making it better, I know all too well how hard it can be to get out of that cycle.

I'm currently struggling with an eating disorder. (Or, at least, I think I am.) It's not fun.

I've had a psychotic episode in the past, and it's been tossed around that I may be bipolar, but I've never been able to convince myself to stick with a therapist long enough to figure that out.

Despite all of these things having happened to me, or in my life - or, possibly, because of that - I live my life to help others through what I barely lived through. I'm always open for an IM/PM/email if you need someone to talk to.

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Re: I'm new! Kind of soul-baring. - March 16th 2010, 08:06 AM

Hey there Drew. I'm Megan and I'm a buddy here.
You sound like an amazing guy. I'd like to get you know you further.
Even after everything that's happend to you, your so willing to help, its great.
The world needs more people like you.
If you ever need anything, drop me a line and I'll be happy to help.

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Letís make a new tomorrow
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Re: I'm new! Kind of soul-baring. - March 16th 2010, 11:31 AM

Hey Drew!
Welcome to TH.
I am also a buddy.
I admire your strength.
It isn't easy to carry on despite everything that happens.
I hope you like it here.
If you need anything just ask.

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Re: I'm new! Kind of soul-baring. - March 16th 2010, 05:02 PM

Hey Drew! Welcome to Teen Help.
I'm Angelina and I'm another one of those buddies.
You'll find a great amount of support here.
The chat room is always a nice place to get support as well.
I hope to see you around.

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Re: I'm new! Kind of soul-baring. - March 16th 2010, 06:53 PM

Hey Drew!
Welcome to TeenHelp!
My name is Alessa and I'm another buddy here.
Sounds like you've been through a lot.
It's amazing that after everything you've gone through, you are willing to help others!
I'm sure all your help and support will be greatly appreciated.
I hope maybe we can help you also to realize you aren't alone in your feelings.
You are welcome to post about things going on with you and we can try to help!
Let me know if you have any questions or just want to chat,

Whatever it is, chances are I've been there.
If I can make it out, you can too.
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Re: I'm new! Kind of soul-baring. - March 17th 2010, 04:13 AM

Heya! Welcome to TeenHelp!
I'm not a buddy, but I am on staff
I'm sorry to hear everything you have gone through
you can pm me anytime


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Re: I'm new! Kind of soul-baring. - March 17th 2010, 02:09 PM

Hey Drew,

Like many of the others I think its amazing that after going through everything you have, you have come out fighting and you are willing to help others. That shows strength of character and I admire that! If you ever need anything feel free to PM me. Keep fighting, you sound like a great guy and I'd love to get to know you more!

Take care.
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Re: I'm new! Kind of soul-baring. - March 17th 2010, 03:48 PM

Hey Drew, my name is Laura, and I'm another buddy. Welcome to TH!
I really admire you. This world needs more strong, positive people like you.
If you need anything, just send me a PM or let one of us know. Hope to see you around and get to know you

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Re: I'm new! Kind of soul-baring. - March 20th 2010, 03:08 PM

Hey Drew! Another buddy here.
Sounds like you've been though a lot!
Kudos to you for being so strong.
I know it takes a lot. So, again, great job.
I hope you enjoy the site!


I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons.
And maybe weíll never know most of them.
But even if we donít have the power to choose where we come from,
we can still choose where we go from there.
We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.

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Re: I'm new! Kind of soul-baring. - March 21st 2010, 10:33 PM

Hey Drew, i'm Jodie and welcome to TH there are stickys on each forum that will help you understand Teenhelp more and gives great advice. I also suggest you visit the chat room where you can meet new people. Everyone here is very friendly if you have any questions or need advice don't hesitate to pm me have fun and see you around.

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Re: I'm new! Kind of soul-baring. - March 22nd 2010, 06:42 PM

Hey Drew.
Welcome, welcome, welcome!!!
I'm Kac and I'm a Buddy here. I just wanted to let you know that I am here for you if you need anything at all. Take care!

There is always hope. PM me anytime.
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