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Welcome to Youthbeyondblue ‘Share your story’ forum. In this forum you can share your experiences of depression and anxiety, provide general information about getting help and getting better, or write down your ideas and thoughts. In this forum you can also respond to other peoples stories.
We hope the information shared is helpful, however, please remember that it does not replace professional advice. Please see your local health care professional (for example, your local GP, counsellor, psychologist) to find out more information about what help is available to you. Click here for information on places to get help.
Youthbeyondblue welcomes you to post your story or reply in ‘Share your story’. To do this there are guidelines that you need to follow. All posts need to be approved by Youthbeyondblue and may be edited prior to posting on the website. While the stories submitted to this site are not reviewed daily; we will do our best to post all suitable stories.
Youthbeyondblue will store all posts on a secure server to ensure confidentiality. After 3 months the stories will be archived.
Youthbeyondblue values your experiences This forum is intended to be a place where people can share experiences, encourage each other, offer their views of what has helped, and be encouraged by reading the stories of others. Because Youthbeyondblue want this forum to be a safe place for people to share and view information, we need to make sure that what is published is not potentially harmful for any readers. For this reason, we will edit or not publish any posts or replies that contain the following:
- Disrespectful or derogatory remarks about any other contributor
- Stories that contain details or graphic descriptions about harm to yourself or to others, or about suicide
- Posts or replies that promote violence, discriminate against people, or are likely to offend other readers
- Posts or replies that contain advice that we believe is damaging or unhelpful to others
- The promotion of personal beliefs in a way that is disrespectful of the choices of others
- Posts or replies that contain advertising material or personal contact details
- Posts or replies that are over 400 words in length
Youthbeyondblue retain the right to not post any story or reply which contains any of the information outlined above, or is deemed inappropriate.
To continue, you must have read and agree to the terms of posting on the Youthbeyondblue website as outlined above.
Copyright in the stories and the replies are owned by beyondblue. You may download the stories and the replies, but only for your own private use. Otherwise, except as permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), no part of the stories or replies may be reproduced in any form without the prior written consent of beyondblue. Click for our contact details.
By submitting your story or reply, you grant beyondblue licence to use, modify, adapt and publish the content of the story or reply.