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Suzi
13-02-12, 09:45 PM
Welcome to DWD.

I know it can be scary to start your own thread and introduce yourself to everyone, but please do if you can. We're a friendly group of people who all have some empathy with what you are going through.

Suzi.

chris
10-04-12, 02:05 PM
welcome from me too

Angie
10-04-12, 04:25 PM
Welcome from me aswell

veggie
10-04-12, 07:13 PM
Welcome from me(hi)

vicky
01-09-12, 10:18 PM
Thankyou so much for having a group like this,my spirit feels lifted already.xx

Ann
16-11-12, 10:08 AM
Hi. I'm new to this and feeling my way around! Great to feel among friends x

Suzi
16-11-12, 10:13 AM
Have a go, it's hard to break the forum (but please don't try too hard as I'm rubbish at the techie stuff and I owe the techie team so many favours already ;) )

Have a look around, there should be something for almost everyone, and if it's not there and you want to talk about it, then start a thread! Everyone's really friendly and really lovely!

Ann
16-11-12, 10:18 AM
Thanks. x

Red
11-12-12, 11:40 PM
Hi,

I've just joined, and don't really know where to start or what to say. Felt the need to join this site, as I have been suffering with depression for a few years now, and have only just found the courage to tell anyone, but don't feel comfortable talking to anyone about everything yet.

X

Angie
12-12-12, 12:43 AM
Welcome Red, start and say what you want you wont ever be judged here and only when you are ready to x

space traveller
12-12-12, 06:16 PM
Hi.........I'm new to this site........dealing with depression.........today my son will be committed to Pys. hospital...........so I'm having difficult time....but at the same time greatful for this site...................Christmas is approaching fast and I'm trying really hard to keep the holiday spirit....I truly love this holiday but it will be strange for me not to have my son at home for the celebration...........I hope God hears my prays......(think)

Angie
12-12-12, 06:26 PM
Welcome to the forum

Suzi
12-12-12, 08:36 PM
Hi and welcome, why don't you start your own thread so that you don't get overlooked on this one?

caitlin87
03-05-13, 11:25 AM
Hi everyone!

Angie
03-05-13, 11:25 AM
Welcome

caitlin87
03-05-13, 11:31 AM
thanks Angie

Suzi
03-05-13, 11:41 AM
Hi hun! :)

knowlesy
03-05-13, 12:30 PM
Hello (hi)

tinkerbell
03-05-13, 12:47 PM
hi (hi)

Masquerade
08-05-13, 03:14 PM
Am new to the site so just wanted to say hello to everyone here :-)

knowlesy
08-05-13, 03:33 PM
Hi (hi)

amaeru
08-05-13, 03:54 PM
Hi Masquerade and welcome (hi)

Angie
08-05-13, 04:19 PM
Welcome

Suzi
08-05-13, 05:20 PM
Hi and welcome!

tammy
02-08-13, 04:23 AM
Wow I really don't know what to say or where to start. My name is Tammy and I am 51 years old. I spend a lot of time searching on the net, guess I figured it was about time to search for something useful. I have suffered with chronic depression, anxiety, and just recently found out that my psychiatrist thinks I have bipolar disorder. I am currently on three different medications. I have suffered with this for many years. I tried very hard to conceal the way I felt because I didn't want to be "labeled." Even though my illness is out in the open my family doesn't understand why I feel the way I do. At least I know now from reading some of these posts that I'm not alone. I am divorced but have 3 beautiful children and 4 grandchildren. I struggle everyday to try and conceal my thoughts and feelings just so I won't make anyone else uncomfortable.

Suzi
02-08-13, 08:08 AM
Hi Tammy and welcome to DWD.

tinkerbell
02-08-13, 11:13 AM
hi tammy (hi) and welcome x

Angie
02-08-13, 11:17 AM
Welcome to DWD

rene
12-12-13, 10:00 AM
Hi. ...

rene
12-12-13, 11:05 AM
Well im new here. and uhh....ppl keep telling me that i need to love myself , i don't really understand wat that means.

Paula
12-12-13, 03:53 PM
Welcome Rene (hi)

Suzi
12-12-13, 07:01 PM
Hi Rene and welcome to DWD! Why don't you start your own thread and tell us a bit more about yourself?

tonyglasgow
31-03-14, 10:45 AM
hi there just joined am from glasgow

tonyglasgow
31-03-14, 10:51 AM
hi welcome red ave just joined maself great site and am sure it will be of great help

tonyglasgow
31-03-14, 11:30 AM
hi there just joined am from glasgow

hi all well first of all great site glad i found yous all. well i am 36 stay with my girlfriend and we have two lovely kids i work fulltime and i have been suffering with depression for the last few years now and i thought that i had finally won my battle but it has just sneaked back up on me and gave me a real kicking at my worst i was admitted to hospital for taking an overdose im embarressed about my illness and tend not to talk about it only close family know.

Paula
31-03-14, 11:42 AM
Hi Tony, why don't you start you own thread where we can get to know you better (hi)

Suzi
31-03-14, 02:08 PM
lol Paula, I've just asked the same thing on the how did you hear about us thread! Poor Tony! Double Ambush! :)

Paula
31-03-14, 04:28 PM
Oops sorry Tony, still at least we know we're on the same wavelength ;)

Angie
31-03-14, 04:41 PM
Welcome Rene and Tony

Karly-Kaye
17-08-14, 05:16 PM
Hi,...I am new....don't know what to say yet....so will probably just look around for a while before posting.
Thanks, Karly

Angie
17-08-14, 05:44 PM
Hi Karly and post when you are ready, take a look around you will find us all a friendly bunch x

amaeru
17-08-14, 05:45 PM
Hi Karly (hi)
Welcome to dwd. Post when you are ready hunni x

hannahlaura
17-08-14, 06:14 PM
hi, great to find this site.

rose
17-08-14, 06:44 PM
Hi HannahLaura, welcome to DWD! (hi)

john d
17-08-14, 06:48 PM
Hello and welcome!

amaeru
17-08-14, 07:29 PM
Hello and welcome hunni (hi)

Angie
17-08-14, 07:46 PM
Hi and welcome

Soph
30-10-14, 06:21 PM
Hello everyone,

What a nice thing to find, a group of others who have had or are having a tricky time.

Being a terrible worrier who doesn't like to be a burden to family and friends, going through rough patch of depression, worry and feeling generally turd about myself and my life, it's nice to find this website - I feel like I can only talk so much to friends and family before they get sick of hearing me whine!

Just wanted to say hello, and look forward to speaking to you all x

Paula
30-10-14, 06:23 PM
Hi Soph, and welcome (hi)

Aspasia
30-10-14, 06:36 PM
Hi Soph!

john d
30-10-14, 07:39 PM
Hello and wellcome from me

Suzi
30-10-14, 08:54 PM
Hello everyone,

What a nice thing to find, a group of others who have had or are having a tricky time.

Being a terrible worrier who doesn't like to be a burden to family and friends, going through rough patch of depression, worry and feeling generally turd about myself and my life, it's nice to find this website - I feel like I can only talk so much to friends and family before they get sick of hearing me whine!

Just wanted to say hello, and look forward to speaking to you all x
Hi and welcome. Why not start your own thread or jump on in on any others which you fancy ;)

pinkpanther96
18-11-14, 12:43 AM
Hello, I have been recently diagnosed with depression and anxiety and wanted to talk to people who might be able to understand/make sense of what I am feeling as I am still struggling to come to terms with many of the issues I have...particularly accepting that I am depressed. I've never used a forum like this before so not really sure what else to say...!

Paula
18-11-14, 09:36 AM
Hi and welcome :) perhaps if you start your own thread, and write down your thoughts, the rest may come (hi)

Suzi
18-11-14, 09:53 AM
Hi and welcome!

kdbeerman
18-11-14, 08:07 PM
hello, i am new to this site.

Suzi
18-11-14, 08:15 PM
Hi and welcome! Why not start a thread about you so that we can get to know you better? :)

Paula
18-11-14, 09:26 PM
Hi (hi)

EvelynMarie
14-12-14, 10:00 PM
Hiii this is all new to me so I'm still learning my way round :)x

Paula
15-12-14, 11:22 AM
Hi Evelyn (hi)

lawny
13-04-15, 05:13 PM
Thank you Suzi it's nice to know I am surrounded by understanding and not judgement (rofl)

Suzi
13-04-15, 05:29 PM
We try not to ;) Welcome to the forum.

millahjovich
03-06-16, 12:42 PM
I've just joined, and don't really know where to start or what to say. Felt the need to join this site, as I have been suffering with depression for a few years now, and have only just found the courage to tell anyone, but don't feel comfortable talking to anyone about everything yet.

Paula
03-06-16, 02:38 PM
I've just joined, and don't really know where to start or what to say. Felt the need to join this site, as I have been suffering with depression for a few years now, and have only just found the courage to tell anyone, but don't feel comfortable talking to anyone about everything yet.

Hi hunni. When you're ready, perhaps you can start your own thread. You're under no obligation to say anything more than hi :)

Suzi
03-06-16, 06:53 PM
Hi and welcome

millahjovich
06-06-16, 11:59 AM
Thankyou so much for having a group like this,my spirit feels lifted already

Suzi
06-06-16, 08:55 PM
Glad we could help :)

beastmaster
01-08-16, 10:15 AM
Welcome to DWD.

I know it can be scary to start your own thread and introduce yourself to everyone, but please do if you can. We're a friendly group of people who all have some empathy with what you are going through.

Suzi.

Hi, been really struggling with depression and anxiety, don't feel I have anywhere to turn to, I just feel exhausted and alone....
David.

S deleted
01-08-16, 12:16 PM
Hi David, I can guarantee you are not alone in the way you feel, Take a look around and read some of the threads here and you will find yourself nodding your head in no time recognising the thoughts and feelings.

Angie
01-08-16, 04:36 PM
Hi David and welcome.

Paula
01-08-16, 10:29 PM
Hi David and welcome

Mark241277
16-09-16, 03:12 PM
Hi there everyone I am mark and I am passionate about helping people feel happier in life and making them laugh. As someone who used to suffer with really bad anxiety and depression I can understand what it feels like. My main goal now is to help people learn how they can overcome depression and anxiety to lead much happier life's. I make lots of motivation videos based on many subjects to help people. Please feel free to sign up to my you tube channel

Jule
02-03-17, 07:24 PM
I am also a newbie and hoping I can chat to people who understand and not be embarrassed to talk about my illness

magie06
02-03-17, 07:28 PM
Hi there Jule and Mark, welcome to DWD and please have a look around and jump in when ever you feel comfortable. (hi)

JustAverage
05-03-17, 12:48 PM
Hello there.
This is the first time I have ever joined any kind of forum. A little SCAREY

Jaquaia
05-03-17, 01:07 PM
Hi JustAverage and welcome :)

Would you like to start your own thread and tell us a bit about yourself? Just so you don't get lost among everyone here :) we don't bite, I promise ;)

Angie
05-03-17, 01:25 PM
Hi and welcome x

Flo
05-03-17, 03:56 PM
Hi and welcome(hi)....nothing scary about us lot...just support and lots of hugs!(bear)

Suzi
05-03-17, 08:43 PM
We're all pretty harmless ;)

OldMike
06-03-17, 12:12 PM
Hi JustAverage we are not in the least bit scary. :)

Missjend
01-05-17, 06:40 PM
Hi I'm new to the site as of today. Been feeling alone with my thoughts. I'm under a really dark cloud at the moment and so isolating so I thought I'd take the first step on a site like this. Thank you xxx

Paula
01-05-17, 07:24 PM
Hi I'm new to the site as of today. Been feeling alone with my thoughts. I'm under a really dark cloud at the moment and so isolating so I thought I'd take the first step on a site like this. Thank you xxx

Hi and welcome :)

sneax
24-12-17, 01:17 AM
Hi, just got here and shame there's no "crowded" thread, this one is the most I found, I don't really wanna get exposed and say hii and let everyone see me. #mixedfeelingsaboutattention

Suzi
24-12-17, 09:34 AM
Hi and welcome.

Paula
24-12-17, 09:50 AM
Hi sneax and welcome

Flo
24-12-17, 11:52 AM
Welcome sneax.(hi)

Pete308
26-12-17, 06:26 PM
Am I chatting with someone right now?

Pete308
26-12-17, 06:31 PM
Hello Red, similar story here

Pete308
26-12-17, 06:33 PM
It's taken me for ever to get going on one of these sights, so confusing

Pete308
26-12-17, 06:35 PM
Thanks everyone, not sure what I'm doing though!

Pete308
26-12-17, 06:37 PM
Can anyone help me use this sight properly? Don't know what I'm doing, very complicated

Pete308
26-12-17, 06:38 PM
Help sneax

Pete308
26-12-17, 06:44 PM
I give up, doesn't seem like I'm using this sight properly

Pete308
26-12-17, 06:46 PM
Too complicated for an old duffer

Jaquaia
26-12-17, 06:48 PM
Hi and welcome Pete. You'll get the hang of it in time. Feel free to start your own thread and tell us more about yourself :)

Pete308
26-12-17, 06:48 PM
Would have been nice to chat with someone, but seems I'm talking to myself, - no change there then . . .

Pete308
26-12-17, 06:49 PM
How do I do that?

Jaquaia
26-12-17, 07:39 PM
Choose a subforum and choose start new thread

Suzi
26-12-17, 10:05 PM
Hi Pete! Would you like me to move your posts from here to make your own thread?

Paula
27-12-17, 09:15 AM
Would have been nice to chat with someone, but seems I'm talking to myself, - no change there then . . .

Hi Pete! Sorry, there’s less people around at this time of year than normal but I promise you that we’ll talk to you! It’ll be lovely to get to know you a bit better :)

OldMike
27-12-17, 11:29 AM
Too complicated for an old duffer

Hey I'm an old duffer too (you can see my age in my signature or if that's disabled I'm 70 years young), you'll soon get used to using this forum.

I'm usually around most days (they can't get rid of me (giggle) )

nettee0
13-01-18, 12:07 PM
Hello, I have just found this site. I have and am suffering with depression and anxiety for many years, on and off, although have been taking medication all the time. Just recently, I have slipped into another bout of it and it feels worse than ever. I have asked my GP about alternative medication maybe helping me more, and he has added diazepam 2mg to the Venlafaxine I have taken for years. I retired from work a couple of years ago as I could not cope with the stress and responsibility any more, but have tried a couple of temporary jobs since then, both lasting three months before I felt I could not cope any longer. In the last few days I have contacted my local mental health team and am on the waiting list for CBT, although I have had this before and found it really hard going. I have been told if I don't feel it is helping me, I can switch to counselling. I am home most of the time on my own as my husband works. He has seen me like this many times over the years and is not very empathetic. He just says I need a job, but at the moment, although I do trawl the internet for local jobs, there is not one I feel I could do and, even if I found one, do not have the confidence to apply. I have shutdown from friends and family as I do not want to be a burden, and suicidal thoughts have entered my mind, for the first time. I just feel a complete failure and have no purpose. I cannot eat or do basic tasks at home. Everything just seems pointless. I hope I have posted this I the right place.

Paula
13-01-18, 12:48 PM
Hi and welcome to DWD, nettee (hi)

Suzi
13-01-18, 01:31 PM
Hi and welcome ;)

TiffanyyO
16-01-18, 05:31 PM
(hi) hey everyone, hope your all doing well.

Suzi
16-01-18, 07:45 PM
Hi and welcome.

Dizmo
09-09-19, 06:02 PM
Hi All, Dizmo (or Diz) here.

I didn't realise this forum existed (I think) and thought I'd join as I've dealt with depression, anxiety - you know, the whole sha-bang.
Oooh South Yorkshire member :) I used to live in South Yorkshire.
Anyway I thought I'd introduce myself and what-not.

Suzi
09-09-19, 07:41 PM
Welcome Diz! I love the "what-not" I'm a firm follower of rate my plate on FB as it makes me laugh and there is someone there who adds "what not" to his creations! :)
I look forward to getting to know you!

Jaquaia
09-09-19, 08:44 PM
Hi and welcome Diz!

Anniegood
15-04-20, 12:04 PM
Hi, am newbie with moderate depression. Some days good, other not so good. I found the forum at google and think that in these corona times it can be good to have a place to meet. Anniegood

Suzi
15-04-20, 12:35 PM
Hi Annie, welcome to DWD. Why not start a thread in the introductions section so we can get to know you a bit ;)

Angie
15-04-20, 04:18 PM
Hi and welcome to DWD

Jaquaia
15-04-20, 05:45 PM
Hi and welcome!

Paula
16-04-20, 09:09 AM
Hi, Annie, and welcome! I look forward to getting to know you :)

OldMike
16-04-20, 09:17 AM
Hello Annie welcome to DWD :)