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Aaronsis HELP..Am I posting in the right section?
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Welcome to those who are considering posting for the very first time, welcome. Thought I would repost part of the words that Chris B posted awhile ago, (2014) as I can hear that people are unsure if they are posting in the right section or worried th... View more

Welcome to those who are considering posting for the very first time, welcome. Thought I would repost part of the words that Chris B posted awhile ago, (2014) as I can hear that people are unsure if they are posting in the right section or worried that they are posting "the wrong thing". 1.A good title makes the difference Just like a headline in a newspaper, when scanning the dozens of threads to click into, it’s only natural that people will choose the ones that resonate with them most. A title that entices the reader, or asks a question, is likely to get a better result than something non-descriptive like “Depression” or “I don't know what to do”. If you think you’re not good at choosing titles, leave it till last. Spend time writing your post, then perhaps choose a sentence from what you’ve written as the title. 2.Join in threads that have already been posted We all have our own unique stories, but part of the reason for joining a forum like this one is because you know that you will have a lot in common with others who are posting. Before starting a new thread, have a look through the current topics being discussed and see if there’s a conversation you can join in with. It can be quite common to have a handful of very similar threads happening at any one time, with members seemingly unaware that there are others right there who are going through the same thing. Talking to other members on their threads is a great way of getting yourself known so that when you post a thread of your own, people may respond quicker because they recognize your name. 3.Choose the most appropriate section for your post Many people browse the forums looking for stories specifically to do with pregnancy and parenting, employment, grief, loss, separation etc. Going straight for the “Depression” section may seem like the easiest option, but this section is often the busiest, so your post is more likely to get lost among the threads. Making good use of the different forum sections not only helps keep the forum relevant, but you’re more likely to find others who are going through the same experiences as you. Also, if you're wanting to discuss issues of trauma, abuse, suicidal thoughts or self-harm, it's really important you post in the designated section to avoid triggering others who may not wish to read about these topics. Mostly..just come and chat, we are here for you. Our amazing wizards in the background will see your message ends up in the right spot. Sarah

Chris_B Introducing...the community champions
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Hi everyone, Some of you may have noticed that a few of our members are labelled ‘Community champion’ and have a beyondblue National Roadshow bus badge, like this: This thread explains who these members are and what they do. Community champions are v... View more

Hi everyone, Some of you may have noticed that a few of our members are labelled ‘Community champion’ and have a beyondblue National Roadshow bus badge, like this: This thread explains who these members are and what they do. Community champions are volunteers within the forums who: Have the time, skills and empathy to support other members Make an effort to welcome new members Are regularly and actively engaged members that help set the tone of our community as a place of hope and recovery. Click here to find out more about how you can become a Community Champion! As this is a peer support community that includes members under the age of 18, it is important that we ensure our peer support community leaders have a current 'working with children' check as part of due diligence. In an online environment with anonymous posters, it also provides Beyond Blue (and the community) with some security as to the identity of who is posting as a community champion. We ask our community champions to spend at least 2-3 hours a week posting and responding in the forums, but in reality they go far above and beyond this. Like me, they’re not psychologists or counsellors, just regular folk like yourselves who have experience with anxiety and depression. I’ll leave it to our champion volunteers to reply below and let you know a bit about themselves. PS. If this is your first time on the forums and you'd like to introduce yourself, please start a new thread rather than replying in here.

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Magyarok no-reply@beyondblue
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I've been pulled up a couple of time now by the BB moderators for trivial little issues that are neither here or there. What i would like to know is why do we receive this feedback via a no-reply email address? Why are we not given the opportunity to... View more

I've been pulled up a couple of time now by the BB moderators for trivial little issues that are neither here or there. What i would like to know is why do we receive this feedback via a no-reply email address? Why are we not given the opportunity to directly respond and to seek clarification or further information? Sorry, it's probably me just being pedantic or trivial but i thought i would at least raise the issue and no-reply email addresses really annoy me. Apart from that the BB moderators do a fantastic job, i get a lot of value out of being here and i hope that others get value from my input. Thank you! Kind Regards ignoP

Doolhof Report Post
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Hi. Can some one explain to me please what this actually means and enlighten me as to when a person might report a post, and to whom are they reporting it to? Thanks, from Dools.

Hi. Can some one explain to me please what this actually means and enlighten me as to when a person might report a post, and to whom are they reporting it to? Thanks, from Dools.

Struggler iPad Unfriendly
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Hi BB I only use iPad and find this site very iPad unfriendly. For example, I cannot login or when I am in, I get logged out frequently. Then when I log back in, I forget where I was. This happens too often to my liking. I just give up, go away and d... View more

Hi BB I only use iPad and find this site very iPad unfriendly. For example, I cannot login or when I am in, I get logged out frequently. Then when I log back in, I forget where I was. This happens too often to my liking. I just give up, go away and do something else. Any chance of improvement in this area in the future? Btw, you're providing a great service to us all and thank you :=) Struggler

Katatonic Forum Help
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Hi guys, Ok now no laughing or eye rolling please asI'm already feeling sheepish & dumb but can someone pls tell me how to post replies to those kind enough to reply to my first post. I know I'm new but I spent time writing a reply but couldn't submi... View more

Hi guys, Ok now no laughing or eye rolling please asI'm already feeling sheepish & dumb but can someone pls tell me how to post replies to those kind enough to reply to my first post. I know I'm new but I spent time writing a reply but couldn't submit it?? I read the responses to my post, hit the reply at the bottom it then went to another screen load but all my txt was gone so I tried again with no luck. I'm about at giving up level as gee I just don't seem to be getting a break or is it not meant to be I receive help. Like I've said, feeling rather silly

DarklyRuby I can't seem to make reply posts
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I made a couple of reply posts in a thread of mine 3 days ago. I'm just wondering if there's something wrong or if it actually takes that long to moderate posts. Either way, I just can't seem to reply to anyone.

I made a couple of reply posts in a thread of mine 3 days ago. I'm just wondering if there's something wrong or if it actually takes that long to moderate posts. Either way, I just can't seem to reply to anyone.

Tank_Girl A little help please
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I run a FB Group for Military Veterans who suffer from PTSD It is a support group and provides contact information as to where professional help is available. There are times that I have one on one chats with the Vets to get them thru a rough spot, l... View more

I run a FB Group for Military Veterans who suffer from PTSD It is a support group and provides contact information as to where professional help is available. There are times that I have one on one chats with the Vets to get them thru a rough spot, listening to what they are feeling, what they have gone thru can be at times emotionally draining. Sometimes I need to talk to someone and let my emotions go or to show me ways to handle my own emotions whilst helping them. There are times when this really knocks me around and the black dog comes out to bite again. I think if I could download to someone it would be of great help. Is there anyone in Beyond Blue or here in this Forum that can help me

Stitch Question for BB mediators
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Hello, I read a fantastic article in one of the weekend papers and would like to know if it would be appropriate to share with the BB community. It's about one woman's experience of anxiety & depression and how it's affected her friendships. It offer... View more

Hello, I read a fantastic article in one of the weekend papers and would like to know if it would be appropriate to share with the BB community. It's about one woman's experience of anxiety & depression and how it's affected her friendships. It offers advice to potenial friends on how to deal with people who live with D&A and is helpful, funny and insighful (& a little bit sad too) It really resonated with me and mirrored my own experiences with friends. I've been in contact wtih the author and she is happy to share her article with us. She has also provided a link to the online version. Please let me know if you'd like me to send you the link via email so you can read the article first. Regards Stitch

SubduedBlues Can one have too much BeyondBlue?
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I've been noticing of late, that I am devoting a lot of my time to the BeyondBlue forum. It is the first thing I check when I get up in the morning, and the last thing I do before I go to sleep. I wonder: can someone have too much BeyondBlue? Ps: I a... View more

I've been noticing of late, that I am devoting a lot of my time to the BeyondBlue forum. It is the first thing I check when I get up in the morning, and the last thing I do before I go to sleep. I wonder: can someone have too much BeyondBlue? Ps: I also check it on my mobile whenever I get a free moment.

HelenM Just to say thanks.
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I would like to thank BB for sending me an e mail regarding the thread about Robin Williams. I appreciate your reminder of support. I am very sensitive to the topic of suicide and it's comforting to know I matter to the Forum Best Wishes to all, Hele... View more

I would like to thank BB for sending me an e mail regarding the thread about Robin Williams. I appreciate your reminder of support. I am very sensitive to the topic of suicide and it's comforting to know I matter to the Forum Best Wishes to all, Helen

Soul Reading Writing And Arithmatic
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HelloI'm SoulI'm new to BeyondbluePlease make me feel welcome RegardsSoul saying hi

HelloI'm SoulI'm new to BeyondbluePlease make me feel welcome RegardsSoul saying hi