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Looking to bring my life experience and generally helpful attitude to the forums in the hope that it might be of value to someone, where appropriate. Long-time sufferer of major depressive disorder however have managed to make much progress over the years with perseverance from me and the health professionals supporting me. I've found understanding it helps a lot too and am so thankful for websites such as Beyond Blue, Black Dog Institute, etc that provide such important information on mental health. Looking forward to giving back to the community and just chatting about life and our experiences along the way.

Thanks, DidYouEverDoubtMe (or Dyedm for short 😅)

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Community Champion
Community Champion

Hello Dear Dyedm,


A very warm and caring welcome to our forums…


Thank you for your very inspiring post, letting other members know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and with the help of professionals as well as ourselves, we can start to move forward towards wellness….Thank you for your kindness in wanting to give back to the community….


Hoping to see you around the forums…


Kind thoughts dear Dyedm…..




Thanks for the warm welcome Grandy! Here's to the light at the end of the tunnel/better days.

Eagle Ray
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello Dyedm,


Welcome and thank you for your inspiring and encouraging post. I’m sure it will help others knowing it is possible to make progress with major depressive disorder as you have through your efforts and the support you’ve received. Yes, it is great to have forums like this, especially when we are feeling alone and struggling, and also just to have that meaningful connection with others.


I hope you get benefit from the community and it is lovely you want to give back.


Very best wishes,

Eagle Ray

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello & welcome, Dyedm. (Thanks for the abbreviation).

& thank you, too, for offering your support & understanding to others here on BB. I'm sure your lived experience will be much appreciated.

😼& did I ever doubt? Lots of times! With many years of hindsight, I now know it is manageable & it does get better,




Community Member

Hi Dyedm,

Thats great that you would like to help others.  I am new to this forum too.  I have had major depression and anxiety for most of my life. I had anxiety attacks from the age of 16.  I had social anxiety.  I would like to share my experiences.