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  1. That's an awesome start! It honestly takes practice (and patience!) SO with you on the books - genuinely love being immersed into a good book. What are your favourite types of books or authors?
  2. Blondie

    Fave colour???

    There's always one like me that swoops in causing chaos!
  3. Hey @JustArden Hope you don't mind me jumping in - I'm Blondie, one of the support mentors. Self-acceptance really is key but of course that doesn't automatically make it easy (I wish it did)! I know it can feel a bit cliche to write down but what are the things you really like about yourself? Literally could be anything from the colour of your eyes to how great you are at being a good listener to art skills. We are all pretty much guilty of happily listing the things we dislike about ourselves that we rarely give any thought to the masses of good stuff. Can you give me 4-6 things that you actively like about yourself?
  4. I'm so sorry about your name! You're right - a mix of both names ended up as Fewer.
  5. Good luck! Let us know and remember we're here for you.
  6. Hey @zedxdxd Thank you for sharing and I'm so sorry that you have had to deal with this as it sounds really difficult - you and no one else going through similar deserves this. Before you chat further with us, I get the sense that you're safe right now and don't have any plans to end your life - is that correct? Please say if I am wrong and it's completely fine to say so - we just want to ensure you are safe as a priority.
  7. Hey @Sweddle thank you so much for sharing how you are feeling. You matter to us and I'm sure so many others - can I ask, do you have a plan to take your life? Try and remember that feelings can and do change and there is help available. If things get too much please do use the crisis resources below: (UK) The Samaritans - 116 123 (This is a 24/7 service) (USA) NSPL - 1-800-273-8255 (This is a 24/7 service) A list of worldwide crisis lines can be found here: https://www.befrienders.org There's an app I can recommend called Stay Alive https://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/stay-alive-app/ - it has safety plans to make sure you don’t harm yourself and you might find it helpful. Please do let us know so we know you are safe and we can start to support you through this.
  8. Hi @ozzy , I'm so sorry this has happened to you. It is a complete violation of your trust and privacy and I can completely understand how upsetting this must be. This is illegal in many countries across the world but I'm going to send you a private message to ask you some more information so we can help you better. I will also delete the same question posted in the welcome section. Please check your messages shortly.
  9. TRIGGER WARNING ON THREAD: MENTIONS OF SUICIDE Have things always been difficult with your family relationships or is this a fairly new thing? is there anyone in your family (including extended family) that you get on with pretty well and can talk to easily?
  10. TRIGGER WARNING ON THREAD: MENTIONS OF SUICIDE Thank you for letting me know. And thank you for being so honest. It sounds like everything has become overwhelming right now so it can sometimes be useful to look at working through individual issues rather than feel it all has to be tackled at once. Does that make sense? What would you say is the biggest contributing issue to how you are feeling? For example: school or the relationship with your family?
  11. TRIGGER WARNING: MENTIONS OF SUICIDE Hi @Cherophobic I’m one of the Digital Support Mentors here at Ditch the Label. Firstly, I’m really sorry to hear that you’re feeling this way but I'm really glad that you've opened up to us. You deserve help to get through this and we are here for you. I have sent you a separate email but can I ask, do you have a plan to take your own life? Please know that this feeling can pass and things can get better, but it might be hard for you to see that right now. We care about you and it's useful to have these numbers /details below to hand. 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. Can you let us know that you are safe, please? Once we know this, we can then give you more support to help you through this.
  12. Thank you so much Michelle - such a lot to take away from your advice. Have a great weekend
  13. OMG they are completely and utterly adorable! SO cute!
  14. I love how you got to that name and completely agree, it's very androgynous and also a little unusual which I like. We get a lot of foxes where I live and they're often really noisy at night haha. Pictures of cats are always welcome (as long as they won't identify you in any way!)
  15. Heyyyyyy @Foggy_the_enby and a huge welcome!!! We're so glad you found us. I really love the name Kadey - what is it that attracted you to that name? I love animals too - my favourite are horses. Do you have any pets? We're here for you!
  16. That's a fantastic career - and you're right, good to have that advantage!
  17. Hi @Michelle Elman could you share some tips for starting out on a body positivity journey?
  18. Hi @talla Thank you for reaching out - it's really brave to share when you are feeling so low. Our priority is your safety - can I ask if you have any plans to harm yourself? Are you safe right now? This number below is for any crisis situations: (USA) NSPL - 1-800-273-8255 (This is a 24/7 service) There's also an app I can recommend called Stay Alive https://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/stay-alive-app/ - it has safety plans to make sure you don’t harm yourself and you might find it helpful. It must feel very scary how you are feeling right now but we are here to help you through and we can take it step by step. Do you have anyone around you that you do trust with this, whether that's a friend or a doctor or a therapist? I want to reassure you that we hear what you are saying and understand how overwhelming this is - we just want to ensure your safety.
  19. Hey @Ellie-may I really hope that the settling down continues and your mum takes the opportunity to process and learn more, especially why she feels this way. It could be that her friend will be a real help here. Your job sounds super positive! What do you do?
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