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LaineLaine Fruit loopGone for gooPosts: 2,767 Account Deactivated
Hey guys. 
College asked me if I would like to do a PowerPoint on my involvement with the mix and alongside this we're going to be putting up posters and campaigns.

I was wondering if you old like to get involved?  Maybe say some things ng so you like about it or how it's helped? It can all be anon so nobody knows it was you. 

I've spoken to @The Mix 
About it and got their approval for going ahead :)

If you have any questions or concerns do let me xo and don't feel you have to take part :)

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"This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

"Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

"I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld

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  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 3,935 Community Veteran
    Happy to help 😊
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
  • LaineLaine Fruit loop Gone for gooPosts: 2,767 Account Deactivated
    Awe thanks @Millie2787 !
    The actual presentation is gonna be super scary haha looking forward to the posters part lol

    At the moment we're just thinking of little mini snippits like maybe saying what you're favourite thing is (boards or chat) why you love or how they've helped or things for others x

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 3,935 Community Veteran
    Sounds good I’ll send you some in PM is that’s ok ?
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
  • SkyeIsNotTheLimitSkyeIsNotTheLimit EarthPosts: 86 The answer to life, the universe, and everything
    That sounds wonderful, I'd be happy to help. The mix has provided me with a safe place to share my deepest fears or weirdest thoughts. Sometimes when I say things to my friends or family they're quick to dismiss it or not give it any interest, so the mix is refreshing for me
    I told her once I wasn’t good at anything. She told me survival is a talent
  • ShaunieShaunie 🌸 Posts: 12,682 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Would like to help if can 
    .
  • LaineLaine Fruit loop Gone for gooPosts: 2,767 Account Deactivated
    @Millie2787 yeah thats okay! :)

    you can post or pm me brief bits like "the mix has helped me grow confidence or  talk to people" or can post more detailed things like its helped maybe anxiety or depression and how it has, its really up to you guys how much you want to say but you can pm me if thats more comfortable xo

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,189 Skive's The Limit
    I've been an active member for 18 years. I've seen the community here help hundreds if not thousands of people with personal issue. The biggest advantage of this place is it's anonymity. Not only does this allow people to be more comfortable in being candid about their problems, it allows people to talk to people from social groups that they wouldn't normally associate with. 
    Yesterday is history
    Tomorrow is a mystery
    But today is a gift
    That’s why it’s call the present
  • ArianaAriana Posts: 193 Boards Initiate
    That's interesting @Skive , I assume that means that we don't get thrown out when we turn 26 then? Definitely agree about the anonymity aspect too. I think that lets people reach out for help who might otherwise be too scared to for fear of people in real life finding out about it.
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,189 Skive's The Limit
    Ariana said:
    That's interesting @Skive , I assume that means that we don't get thrown out when we turn 26 then? Definitely agree about the anonymity aspect too. I think that lets people reach out for help who might otherwise be too scared to for fear of people in real life finding out about it.
    I joined when I was 19. There used to be many older members. At least one retired. Nowadays there aren't as many people using the boards which is a bit of shame.
    Yesterday is history
    Tomorrow is a mystery
    But today is a gift
    That’s why it’s call the present
  • ArianaAriana Posts: 193 Boards Initiate
    Skive said:
    I joined when I was 19. There used to be many older members. At least one retired. Nowadays there aren't as many people using the boards which is a bit of shame.
    Interesting... I wonder what led to the drop in numbers? I thought it was only 11-25s but it's nice that there's a broader age range to share different experiences.
  • LaineLaine Fruit loop Gone for gooPosts: 2,767 Account Deactivated
    I think there was a drop after the new software came out, old accounts got deleted unless you used it a month before x It's always been a bit of a hidden gem though not many people have heard of it 

    Eager to let more people Know about it so this will really Help guys thanks! :) co

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,189 Skive's The Limit
    Ariana said:
    Interesting... I wonder what led to the drop in numbers? I thought it was only 11-25s but it's nice that there's a broader age range to share different experiences.
    I think Facebook and Twitter had a lot to do with it. Back in the early 00's this place was just as much about socialising as it was for advice with regular meetups and the Anything Goes and Politics board weree absolutely buzzing. There were site couples, marriages, births and deaths.

    Now this place is much more focused on the advice side of things, but that's not to say it's bad thing.
    Yesterday is history
    Tomorrow is a mystery
    But today is a gift
    That’s why it’s call the present
  • ArianaAriana Posts: 193 Boards Initiate
    edited January 2019
    That's interesting @Skive. It sounds like the landscape of the site has changed a lot.

    Another thing I would say Laine is that I really like the group chat function on the Mix. I've tried other support sites before but I've never come across one with live chat on before and it really does make you feel more immediately supported and much less lonely when you're able to connect with others in real time like that. I think it's a really good feature and having moderators in it as well makes it feel nice and safe too.
    Laine
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