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  1. Hey, How are you feeling today? I think a lot of people can struggle with trust in therapy, but it's good to remember that therapists are trained professionals who only have to pass on information if they are concerned about your safety or that of others. Can I ask, in what way do you not trust them?
  2. Hey @Kaitlyn Thank you for explaining how her family are. I think that with your friend, it could be a good sign that you've never heard her opinion; for many people, they are just okay with it all and don't even mention it - what do you think? Also, I'm glad to hear that your mom said she would always be there for you and I can imagine that this was really comforting for you to hear I'm wondering, if you are still anxious about the way your friend might react, is there a way you can try and find out how she feels about LGBTQ+?
  3. Hey @Blue22031 Thank for for being so open with us about how hard it is for you right now; I think that doing this can really take a lot of courage, and I’m pleased that you feel you can be so open here. Opening up is the best thing we can do when we are struggling so much, so I’m glad you’re doing that. I saw that you said you feel suicidal sometimes, and I just want to check in and see if you’re safe right now or not? I know it might not seem like it now, but these feelings can change, and we are here to help you through this. You are not alone. I hope to hear from you soon. Take care and stay safe.
  4. Hello @sunshards Thank you for opening up to us about how you're feeling. It sounds like you're really down on yourself at the moment, Can I ask, how long have you been feeling this way for? I'm curious to know if you've always felt this way, or if things changed at a certain point. I find that from speaking to people who have similar thoughts and feelings, that there is sometimes a negative experience which starts this kind of thing, like being bullied, or being in an abusive household or relationship. I'm wondering, if you did feel better about the way you look, how do you think your life would be different?
  5. Hey @Cadence Welcome to our community Hmm, it's interesting because it sounds like she is quite distant at the moment, and you're really picking up on the awkwardness right now. I'm wondering, what do you think might be going on for her? Have you spoken to her about how you feel?
  6. Hey, Oh, it sounds like you have plenty to look forward too with university and your dissertation sounds really interesting! How are you planning to look into the impact on the experiences of disabled people? Great work Also, thank you for being so open and candid about how you've been dealing with the periods. I think it can be hard to say when we haven't dealt with something in a helpful way, and it's really good to recognise this and be open about it. When you itched your arm a lot, how did it make you feel? Also, now that you have some space from your period, I'm wondering, do you think you could cope in a different way next time, and if so, what else could you do?
  7. Hey @Adhara Yeah, exactly, you're connecting with people by doing that. I'm wondering, is it that you want to change the way you open up to those people who hurt you, or that you want to change the way you open up to everyone? Also, when you say that they do something with the information, can I ask what you mean?
  8. Hey @Duff-S Welcome to our community I'm sorry to hear that they invalidate how you feel. Have you spoken to them about this? I can imagine that this makes you question the way you're feeling, but I just want you to know that your feelings are important and even if they cannot see the reason why you feel that way, it's always important to understand the person's perspective. Can I ask, where do you think these feelings of being disgusted by what you see come from?
  9. Hey @chuu We are here for you. Can I ask, how long have you been feeling this way? Also, do you have an idea about where they might have come from?
  10. Hello @laura132 Yeah, it's interesting that you get defensive in therapy and close off your emotions. Do you think this is because you have trouble trusting people, or is it because of something else?
  11. Hey @Saphira Let us know how it goes. Maybe you can try for a couple of weeks?
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    Hey @Ams Thank you for posting here; we are here to talk with you and you are not alone I'm sorry that your mother did not accept you. It must have been really hurtful for her to react the way she did. How are you feeling about it all? I'm wondering, has it gotten any better since you came out, or do you think it's still the same?
  13. Hey @Kaitlyn I'm glad to hear that you family know you like both guys and girls; how does it feel being out to them? I think that with this friend, although it would hurt to lose her, if they cannot accept your sexuality, then they probably aren't the best person to have around. What do you think? I'm wondering, has anything ever happened which makes you think that she might not be okay with having a bi friend?
  14. Hello @laura132 How are you feeling at the moment? I'm curious to know, are you feeling horrible in general after your therapy sessions? I said this earlier as well, but I think that for a lot of people, when they talk about negative events in therapy, it can be quite emotional and often brings all of those difficult feelings back to the surface. I'm wondering, what kinds of things do you normally do to help yourself when you're feeling low like this?
  15. Hey @Rovianova_567 It sounds like you're getting on really well with eachother and having a great time. How does it feel when you're together? It's interesting that you aren't sure if you want to be in a relationship, and I'm wondering, what is holding you back?
  16. Hey, Ah, okay . So do you think you'll start with that, or is there anything else you'd like to say too?
  17. Hey @chuu Thank you for telling us how you're feeling at the moment. It sounds like you're feeling pretty low right now, and I just want you to know that we are here for you Would you like to tell me more about what's going on for you? What emotions are you feeling right now?
  18. Hey @Marv How is it back at university? To be honest, it sounds like a distraction might be a good thing right now. I know that it's helpful to face those difficult feelings, but sometimes, we just need a bit of a break if you know what I mean. I'm glad to hear that you have supportive friends who are good with your indecisiveness. I think you're doing all that you can right now; it seems like you have a good support system and you're talking about your feelings too which is great. Also, I completely understand your perspective about periods. With the way that you feel about your gender, the periods must be a tough reminder of the confusion that you experience about your identity. I'm wondering, how do you usually cope with those negative feelings you get about your period, particularly when you're on it?
  19. Hey @Saphira I'm sorry that you're doubting your ability at the moment. When we feel like we aren't that good at something, we rely on compliments from other people to make us feel better. However, this can then mean that when we get negative feedback, we interpret this as us not being good which can be really demotivating. I think it's always good to try and find that validation from yourself, but I know it's easier said than done. I think that with drawing, there is always room for improvement, and it can be good to set yourself some goals to get better. What do you think? You will then be able to see yourself getting better and this might make you realise your strengths more as an artist. Also, maybe you can compare some of your work now to some from the past to see how far you've come. Speak soon
  20. Hey @Little currant Thank you for being so open about how you're feeling right now. I just want to say, you're absolutely right - you don't deserve all the things you've been through. You deserve to be treated with respect, and it's completely understandable to feel bad about this, maybe even angry as well. If you could say one thing to those who wronged you, what would it be? Also, it's good to really just be so honest about how things actually are going; I think that it can be easy to just pretend like everything's okay and that you're on top of it all, but it can be so helpful to really just pour your emotions out. I think that for a lot of people who make mean comments about others, they often have something going on themselves, and their way of feeling better is by being mean to others. What do you think? By seeing it from this perspective, it can help us to see that these people probably didn't mean what they said, and they did it to just make themselves feel better.
  21. Hey @Bi the way I'm glad to hear you're feeling better a bit better - what do you think has helped this to happen? Also, I'm glad to hear that you have mainly decided what you want to do in the future, and I'm wondering, do you think there is anything else you could do to have more control over this part of your life?
  22. Hey @Zookid That's great - thanks for sending it over . Would you like to add anything else, or are you good starting from there and seeing how it goes? Is that similar to how you said it to your mom? If not, can I ask, when you came out to your mom, what did you say?
  23. Hey @A human being That's great How does it feel being out to more people now? It can feel so freeing when we start telling more people, so I hope you're feeling better about things now Is there anything else you'd like support with at the moment?
  24. Hey there, Welcome to our community I’m one of the support mentors here and I give advice to those who reach out to us. Thank you for sharing this here. It can be quite unpleasant when people comment on our weight, especially when we haven’t asked for their opinion. It can make us feel quite self-conscious and lead to us worrying too. I’m wondering, can you tell me more about the worry you have when people make these kinds of comments?
  25. Hey, That’s interesting that you’re in the mindset of thinking your life sucks. Why do you think you’re feeling like that at the moment?
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