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Monsoon

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  1. Hey Jordan, How are you? Thank you for coming to us here at Ditch the Label. I'm glad to hear that you've told someone for the first time. Can I ask, who did you tell, and are they able to do anything to help?
  2. Hey @Zookid Ah, okay. Maybe it could be a good idea to set a date for when you want to do it by - what do you think?
  3. Hey @Bi the way Sorry to hear that. How does it make you feel knowing that they will be the one who make the final decision? Also, how long is it until you get to go to college and get more of that independence that you're looking for? I bet you can't wait!
  4. Hey @laura132 How are you feeling at the moment? I'm wondering, at the time when you were in therapy, is there a chance that you were tearing up and you didn't realise? I guess that we can still be teary even though we are quiet.
  5. Hey @Blue22031 I just want to check in and see how you're feeling about your school year at the moment? Also, did you have a chance to think about why you feel like your life sucks right now?
  6. Hey @Blue22031 How are you? Sorry to hear that you don't have help for your mental health at the moment. I'm wondering, have you spoken to anyone, like your parents, about how you're feeling? I know it can be hard, but speaking out about how you're feeling and what's caused it is the best thing we can do when we're struggling with our mental health. If it's okay for me to ask, I'm curious to know, did something happen that started off the difficulties with mental health? Also, although you're feeling fine now, here is some information just incase you do need to speak to someone in an emergency: UK - The Samaritans: 116 123 (24/7 service) USA - NSPL: 1-800-273-8255 A list of worldwide crisis lines: https://www.befrienders.org An app I can recommend: https://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/stay-alive-app/ this has safety plans to make sure you don't harm yourself and you might find it useful. If you’re in the UK, you can text SHOUT to 85258 when you are struggling, and a trained crisis volunteer will text you back. This is great if you find talking on the phone challenging, and it’s completely free 24/7
  7. Hey @chuu I'm so sorry, but my message was saved in drafts for some reason. I'll make sure that won't happen again. How are you feeling today? I just want to thank you for telling me about where these feelings are coming from; it sounds like you're really hurting at the moment, and I want you to know that if anything is too uncomfortable or upsetting for you to talk about, please, let me know, because I respect your boundaries and want you to feel respected. I completely get what you're saying about how if you're happy, then you lose them completely. When we lose someone so close, we can feel extreme guilt for starting to enjoy life again and make happy memories. How have you been coping without her?
  8. Hey Marv, How are you doing today? I'm sorry to hear that you have had some spotting, however, I'm glad to hear that it's not as heavy as a typical period. So, is the spotting just something that happens at beginning and then fades away the longer you're on the medication? Also, that's a really big step - how does it feel admitting to yourself that you might be trans?? Even with you not being 100%, it will be good to just get some more information from the GP By the way, here is the article: https://www.ditchthelabel.org/15-safer-alternatives-to-self-harm/ - maybe you can have a look and see if anything could be useful instead of the itching? Speak soon.
  9. Hey there, Aww, it sounds like you're having a great time with them I think that if something is really worth it, then you will be surprised what you can actually make work. Do you think that you could balance it all?
  10. Hey @Zookid How are you doing today? It sounds like you've got a good starter for the conversation you want to have with your dad then. When do you think you're going to do it?
  11. Hey there, How are you feeling today? I'm glad to hear that your mom is okay with it, but sorry to hear that your dad hates it. What has he said about LGBTQ+ to show you that he hates it?
  12. Hey @JustArden, I'm glad to hear that you're doing okay; I am also doing well, thank you. I totally get what you're saying about wanting one, not both. I wonder, until you've fully decided which direction you want to go in, could you continue to not label yourself, or even use bigender? Although, it kind of sounds like bigender is a label for the conflict inside of you instead of your actual sense of how you want to identify, what do you think?
  13. Hey @Bi the way I'm glad to hear that you're feeling more peaceful these days and that you've came out and eliminated some toxic friends. I'm just thinking, when it comes t those life decisions such as college, etc., do they have to sign off your choices, or can you pretty much choose wherever you want?
  14. Hey Cadence, How are you doing today? I hope you can talk to her properly soon because can imagine that this is really playing on your mind. Do you have a hunch as to how she might be feeling about things at the moment?
  15. Hey @ElijahB How are you doing today? I'm glad to hear that they would probably be very kind to a boyfriend if you brought them home. I'm wondering, do you think they could ever get to a place where they do accept a relationship when it comes to it? I think that love is such a strong feeling and it can open up even the most stubborn minds. I guess my takeaway point is that people can surprise you, and that the love a parent has for their child can be a strong force for growing acceptance.
  16. Hey @shymagnolia Thank you for telling me about what's happened between you and your friend. I think that her reaction is definitely interesting, because from what you said about how she reacted when you first found out it was him, she seemed like it was all okay. I'm wondering, what do you think led to her having that reaction? I think you're absolutely right to keep in mind the difficulties that she has had with her mental health, and how these might impact her emotions and relationships. How are you feeling?
  17. Hey @BiShadow!23 Thanks for coming to us for advice at the Ditch the Label community. How are you doing? I saw that you asked about coming out to your parents, and I'm wondering, do you know how they feel about the LGBTQ+ community?
  18. Hey, Yeah, I totally get why this is stressful and upsetting for you. I noticed that you said it's been tough for you these days because of some problems, and I'm wondering, would you like to tell us about what's going on? Also, what did she say when she replied to you? I hope that she has told you what's going on and helped you to feel better about your relationship. Speak soon.
  19. Hey @Blue22031 Thank you for letting me know that you're okay. How are you feeling today? I hope you're doing a little bit better, but it's okay if you're not, and just remember that myself and the community members are here for you if you ever want to talk. I'm just wondering, are you accessing any support at the moment for your mental health?
  20. Hey @savannah Welcome to our community How are you feeling today? I just want you to know that it's completely normal to feel scared, and loads of people who are out look back and realise that their fears about what could happen when they came out actually didn't happen. Can I ask, do you feel ready to come out? It's totally okay to wait if you're not, and if the time isn't right for you, then it's okay to wait. Also, can I ask, are you able to tell me more about what you're scared of?
  21. Hey, Your research does sound interesting, and I hope you can share your findings with us when you've completed it Also, thank you for telling me more about the self-harming. It's pretty common for people to notice how it helps them to cope with all of those overwhelming thoughts and feelings, and I guess it's good to remember all of those other things that we can do to help ease our emotions. I'm wondering, have you seen our support guide on safer alternatives to self-harm? Also, yeah, it's definitely good to keep yourself occupied and try to help yourself as much as possible when struggling. I completely get that need to hide when something is troubling you, and by pushing yourself through it and still getting out there, you help yourself to not close off when struggling. What do you think?
  22. Hey @ElijahB Welcome to our community I can totally see why you have no idea what to do, and you're definitely not alone in feeling like you're in a predicament when it comes to this kind of thing. I'm wondering, what have they said and done to show you that they don't agree with homosexuality in the past? I guess I'm asking to get an idea of how strong their views are. Speak soon.
  23. Hey @Dywwik I'm sorry that your anxiety is draining you at the moment. I wonder, is your anxiety always quite intense, or does it come and go? I can totally see how it would be exhausting with the strangers in the hall and having to find a defining feature of everyone. I'm curious to know, how do you feel when you can find that defining feature of someone?
  24. Hey @Cadence How are you feeling? It must be stressful for you while she is being like this. Have you thought about asking her friends if they know what's going on?
  25. Hey @laura132 It's interesting that your therapist thought you were tearing up in therapy. Did she say what made her think that?
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