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I Asked For Help When I Needed It

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    For a Change!

    No so long ago there was a time when I let my health slide purely because I didn't like to ask for help. Well I got myself sorted - I went and registered with a doctor - then got a psychiatrist, and now I feel I still need help so I have asked to have counselling too! Along with...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 6, 2008

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    I Reached Out For Help.

    Years ago I was dealing with Alcholism in my family in other words I tried to control someone else's drinking, until I thought I would indeed lose my mind..Some how I reached out to a 12 stept program......!!! Thatwas the best thing I could have done for myself.. To this day I...
    Bluebird777 Bluebird777 66-70, F Oct 7, 2009

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    I Reached Out For Help.

    Years ago I was dealing with Alcholism in my family in other words I tried to control someone else's drinking, until I thought I would indeed lose my mind..Some how I reached out to a 12 stept program......!!! Thatwas the best thing I could have done for myself.. To this day I...
    Bluebird777 Bluebird777 66-70, F Oct 7, 2009

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    Thank You Dr. Leitao

    Who would Beleive me? I knew I was speaking the truth,but would anyone Beleive me? he told me nobody would. he told me they would say I'm the crazy one,not him. It was a way of him controlling me. I couldn't sleep at night. whenever I did manage some sleep during the day, I...
    Nobodyishome Nobodyishome 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2012

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    My Calls For Help Are Covered Up By Police!

    I was battered by the Portland police and Multnomah county sheriff''s on January 18th 2005 at East Port Walmart parking lot and there were witnesses to it! I received no medical treatment no ambulance arrived to help me, and police and county sheriff's arrested two of my three...
    WifePoisonedMe WifePoisonedMe 46-50, M Jul 4, 2013

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    I Reached Out For Help.

    Years ago I was dealing with Alcholism in my family in other words I tried to control someone else's drinking, until I thought I would indeed lose my mind..Some how I reached out to a 12 stept program......!!! Thatwas the best thing I could have done for myself.. To this day I...
    Bluebird777 Bluebird777 66-70, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    I see any emotion as weakness in others eyes, if I need help I will help myself. I spent to much time relying on others to be disappointed again when someone lets me down. To many...
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    I can only help the ones who want to be helped
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    It makes me feel good to help others out. I know how disheartening this life can be, so I'd be here for anyone who wants a friend or to vent.
    Awhiteorchid Awhiteorchid 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Can i have honest opinions. How is this dress for my big sisters birthday party?
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    i was bullied when i was a skinny nerd thrn i started training and get mucles... then the bulying stops
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    This is actually what your family is for! I always go till my parents and my brother when I'm sad or having a problem! your parents are always there for you whether you believe it...
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    I've always been sort of an outcast. I'm proud to be different but others have judged me for it. I used to want to change myself so people would like me. Now I've realized that the...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I've always been sort of an outcast. I'm proud to be different but others have judged me for it. I used to want to change myself so people would like me. Now I've realized that the...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F Mar 22

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    I used to be the ugly, ginger, nerdy kid who moved from a different town so I had an accent too. I was an open target for bullying. But then I dyed my hair, puberty did me well...
    daisydont daisydont 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    After always being there for others, you would expect people to return the favor, unfortunately it seems to be nothing but one way traffic.........
    scottie1974 scottie1974 41-45, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Another repeated group. Tired of such repeats.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    douglasayres douglasayres 51-55, M Apr 2

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    I am here because I am desperate. It's getting really bad tonight. I've turned so many against me, I am overwhelmed with guilt and despair. My prescribed SSRI isn't cutting it. I...
    hopeseeking hopeseeking 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    if you don't like what i bring to the table, I'm not afraid to eat alone.
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    At the start of this week, I never thought that I was going to have to attend therapy until the end of the school year; that's all my University can offer me.Coming in as a...
    LoZtMe LoZtMe 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I asked for help today. I feel better. A few years ago I couldn't have done that.
    Peter123 Peter123 46-50, M Mar 24

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    I have been bullied a lot and I can't take it anymore. I stood up to a tuff teacher. I was in class and asked for help and this idiot teacher feels the need to call me bold and...
    RoseRegan RoseRegan 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I should have taken up my moms offer for help when it was first brought up to me when I was 11, but I didn't wanna be looked down on and when I was little I had to go to a therapy...
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    I'm extremely independent, but I ask for help when I need it. I just need to know how capable I am on my own.
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I often wonder why I do this. Today for instance, I had to bring my mother to the ER due to dehydration. When we arrived her body was beginning to go into shock. They admitted her...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 13 Responses Mar 31

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    I have been posting situations in my relationship over the last 5 months, well, I went with my gut. No one really offered any advice. So, I decided to step outside of myself. I...
    wanthimtoNEEDme wanthimtoNEEDme 41-45, F Apr 4

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    Hi everyone, there's something I need to get of my chest and it's killing me. I'm a 27 year old woman who recently got out of a relationship with a muslim man. I met him about 7...
    Katef88 Katef88 22-25 Apr 8

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    Hi, I'm Abby. I'm currently 17 going 18. I'm from Malaysia. I have a mother and a father. I have two older half-sisters and a half-brother. My father is my mother's second husband...
    abskingggk abskingggk 16-17, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    O.k., obviously there are people out there that are truly mentally Ill and help came to late for them. They needed help. But in my opinion, people should face the consequences of...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Because some help back. When needed the most. EP Link
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 10

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    I'm usually the person people turn to for help, but this time I'm the one who needs help. A friend (we shall call her TA) of mine is in a toxic relationship. Her boyfriend (we...
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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    ... or actually basically always. But I try hard not to show it. The truth is: I feel ashamed for not being loved. I feel ashamed for living alone, without a loving partner...
    ElonaElona ElonaElona 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I was on a plane once, and when a flight attendant didn't hear what drink I asked for, she straight up asked "Are you shy?". I don't really consider myself all that shy anymore...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    and I've asked for it plenty of times. 😒
    omqdrayaa omqdrayaa 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    When your luck is down not one of your so called friends are around. You go to them for help but their not really showing concern. It seems to me like when you've got lots to offer...
    Moonshadowrising Moonshadowrising 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    Helping others is something I really like to do. I often ignore myself when doing that.. I help people even when I am very sad myself. I became a volunteer firefighter to help...
    Miridia96 Miridia96 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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