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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Hi I thought i would write a little something about my life... Im 18 years old, left school at 14 years old due to severe anxiety and panic attacks. I suffer with two phobias that control my life, emetophobia and cardiophobia... i cant explain them as it triggers me. I am also on the autistic spectrum. Im pretty nervous about being on these forums as i used to be on a forum when I was 13 years old and people used to be pretty horrible at times. My Dad died in September after battling alcoholism and diabetes... a lot went n before he died and he had to move out in April 2017. Im very lonely and dont have many friends if any, I am extremely passionate about animals and work part time at a rehoming kennels! Animals are the only thing that have kept me going through the past few years, ive had some extremely dark times that have ended with me in hospital but Im just looking for some support. Please dont be horrible...


  • Esme17Esme17 Posts: 209 The Mix convert

    Sorry to hear you had a bad experience in the past with forums. I’m the time that I have been here everyone has been really kind and welcoming to me. Everyone is lonely!! :)

    Esme x
  • independent_independent_ Boards Legend ScotlandPosts: 1,239 Fanatical Poster
    Hey @Soph_ollie, and welcome to the boards.

    It's Eleanor, 14, from chat. It's really great to have you here and sorry you've had bad experiences in the past. I think the difference on here is that we all have our unique problems and have no interest in judging others. In my experience everyone is really kind.

    I'm sorry to hear you've had such a hard time over the past few years. I have emetophobia as well, so can realte to that. Hopefully being here will get the support you need at the mo!

    Take care.
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 7,365 The Mix Elder

    Sorry youve had sucha rough time. I hope you find this forum benefital. You will find no judgement here, just kindness & support. Youre not alone.

    Its great youre reaching out for help, thats no small feat
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton
  • RhysRhys Posts: 273 Rampant Poster
    Hey @Soph_ollie welcome to the forums. I'm sorry to hear about everything that has happened, but hopefully being here will be helpful to you :wave:

    We also offer live chats, what run for 1 hour 30 mins Sun - thurs, in the forum of General Chat or Support chat (sometimes other types)

    I'm not saying you have to go to them, I'm just letting you know about them if you didn't already.
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”― Bernard M. Baruch
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