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Dovah |
Listener - Proficient 4

Listener Rating
5.0 star rating


Hello there, It's really nice to meet you, and thank you for viewing my profile! I am Dovah. (meaning "Dragon")


Dear Reader

- Unfortunately, inactive - (But please, feel free to connect to another one of our many listeners, we all want to be there) 

I care about you. I know those words can sometimes feel like a mirage, or a lie, I know this because I've dealt with homelessness, abuse, depression, anxiety, bullying and things I wouldn't wish upon anyone and I've gone through it without much aid. I know how it feels to feel like you can't go on and when the drought of joy seems unending but I'm here because I could be the First Aid Kit someone has been looking for.

So despite your instinct to say "it's alright, I'm okay" know that you can be honest, leave me a message. Say how you feel without fear or guilt, without remorse or complexity and know that now is only a moment, and that if today is as bad as it gets, see that by tomorrow, today will have ended and that in this moment, you are not alone.

Ignore anything bad others have called you. I am calling you friend.

- Dovah.



Have any quotes to submit? Leave them in my inbox!

An eye for an eye, makes the whole world blind. - Gandhi

When the weight of the world is pushing down, just push right back - Enter Shikari


Past Achievements I am very proud of: 


✓ - Chatroom & Quality Mentor.✓ - Peer Support.✓ -Q&A Approval.✓ - Anxiety Support.✓ - Group Moderator.✓ - Profile Scouting Team.✓ - Verifiers Team.✓ - Active Listening Discussions.✓ - Verified Listener.✓ - Active Listening 2 Marker.✓ - Featured Listener Committee.✓ - Verified Listener Badge Feedback Team✓ - Quality Mentor 1-1 Meetings

Dovah 。◕‿◕。

Number of Ratings: 130
Number of Reviews: 34
Listens to Over 18
Languages English
Listener Since Apr 27, 2015
Last Active over 6 months ago
Gender Male
Progress Path Step 619
Cheers 104,940
People Helped 137
Chats 937
Group Support Chats 320
Listener Group Chats 821
Forum Posts 350
Forum Upvotes 765
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Feedback & Reviews
Dovah was the first person who listened to me here and I'm genuinely happy for that. I'm still surprised that someone devotes his time and thoughts for free and cares so much about others. Thanks a lot!
Really helpful and kind. Definitely helped me and was incredibly attentive to my problems. Definitely recommend. :) -Pietro
I LOVED THIS CHAT SOOOOOO MUCH! Thankyou Dovah for being so kind, and considerate, and for listening to everything I had to say! I felt so supported and cared for! It was a such a positive experience for me! What a great way to end my day!!
Cannot say a bad word about this man, perfect listener, understood everything i was saying, and listened to my point of view, and then gave his own perspective as well.

From Page :)
the anti self harm helping guide was awesome!
Super sweet taking all that time to help me with panic attack idk what to say but thank u x
Awesome. :)
Dan was really sweet! Helped me when I really needed it and helped me come to a solution. I couldn't have asked for a better listener. Thanks again xx
Dan helped me avoid self harm today, and gave me a really good suggestion of squeezing an ice cube instead until it melted, I will try this for sure, thanks dan117
Very willing to help!
Amazing listener, very relatable
Incredible perspective. Very perceptive, and sees, hears even the things you're not saying. My mind is much quieter, more at peace now.
Dani is absolutely amazing :) He's prompt with his responses, and he's always concerned about the well being of others. He is nothing short of a life changer, and now that I've talked to him, I've realized that people with such beauty in their personalities still exist. I was kind of hopeless, but he leaves me with a new hope for humanity that wasn't there previously. He's thought-provoking, he's honest, he's kind, he's compassionate, he's always helpful, and most of all, he's a good person. Undoubtedly.

“I promise you that the same stuff galaxies are made of, you are. The same energy that swings planets around stars makes electrons dance in your heart. It is in you, outside you, you are it. It is beautiful. Trust in this. And you your life will be grand.”

Such a fitting quote for someone as amazing as him. :) I will talk to the stars in your honor.
really helpful willing to listen and was very understanding about what i was telling him
Dan is very much empathic, friendly, understanding and positive person.
Feels much more relieved after talking to him.
Ps. It didn't really felt that I was 6 years older than him.
Dan was very helpful and gave very valuable advice in a serious crisis. He really helped me and I'm glad he was there when I needed him. I'm very happy to have met him.
Guys, don't let yourselves fooled by Dan's age. He can judge things better than us, those involved in a situation. Age doesn't mean anything when you analyze the problem that you have from all the angles, find dos and don'ts and the available options that you have. That's what he does, and I'd say that's more mature than a lot of us. :)
Answered my call in about 30 seconds!
He is good.. :)
It was easy to talk about anything and I felt like I could say what I wanted without being judged.
Dan was very nice and caring in the conversation and when he offered to talk to me when I mentioned I was waiting for a listener in the chatroom
Great listener! Empathetic, understanding and patient. Highly recommended.
He's amazing , very polite, kind and a good listener!!
Thank you for everything !!
Professionally referred me to self help guides and other resources, which were helpful.
Honestly, really helpful, helped me word indescribable feelings, thank you.
Couldn't have asked for a nicer, more helpful and caring professional young guy who really helped me in my time of need tonight. Thank you Dan.
So understanding and helpful thank you for existing
Most helpful and kind, made me feel very comfortable sharing things.
Very patient and understanding, a pleasure to talk to.
Made me feel so much better
this person took alot of time to talk to me i felt like i was being listened to and heard and that my feelings are important i would definitely talk to them again.
A very good listener. //Milkshake
he is good as a listener! i like him, he helped me alot. :)
Badges & Awards
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Questions Answered
What is the difference between sadness and depression?
May 2nd, 2015 10:23am
What's the best way to get over loneliness?
July 1st, 2015 1:22pm
What is the best way to stop everything from piling up inside your mind?
May 27th, 2015 6:10pm
Can depression be caused by traumatic events?
May 27th, 2015 6:19pm
Is it normal for me to cry nonstop?
May 27th, 2015 6:17pm
How can I begin to describe depression to someone who has never had it?
May 27th, 2015 12:34pm
How do you go about living with regrets?
May 27th, 2015 12:41pm
Why does depression have to be so bad at times?
May 27th, 2015 12:32pm
Are therapists as judgmental as people make them out to be?
May 27th, 2015 6:40pm
How can I learn to control my emotions when I don't even know what they are?
July 15th, 2015 7:09pm
Abandonment is a emotion I tend to avoid so I protect myself from being hurt or feeling alone ! Can I share and let people in and not feel emotionally overwhelmed ?
May 25th, 2015 1:11pm
Why do I feel fine throughout the day, but once I slow down and try to sleep I become sad?
April 30th, 2015 1:20pm
What's the best way to stop feeling insecure about yourself?
April 29th, 2015 12:55pm
What should I do if everyone takes the side of the person bullying me and leaves me feeling so alone?
May 27th, 2015 6:21pm
Why can't I be like the others?
May 2nd, 2015 10:16am
How long does a panic attack last?
July 2nd, 2015 11:53am
How do I know if I'm really having a panic attack or if I'm just freaking out?
July 1st, 2015 1:19pm
Why do I always get panic attacks when i'm on the bus going to school?
May 27th, 2015 6:36pm
How can I avoid a panic attack without suppressing my emotions?
May 25th, 2015 1:14pm
How do you deal with a panic attack?
April 29th, 2015 2:27pm
Is anxiety common? Am I alone in this?
May 2nd, 2015 12:43pm
Does being diagnosed with anxiety ruin your life?
April 30th, 2015 1:28pm
Does anxiety run in families?
July 14th, 2015 3:27pm
Can anxiety cause me to feel depressed?
July 1st, 2015 1:12pm
What causes my anxiety? Do other people feel like this?
May 2nd, 2015 12:48pm
How can i stop being myself?
May 27th, 2015 6:02pm
What can I do when I am feeling in the verge of a panic attack at school?
May 2nd, 2015 10:35am
How can my asexual friend be with her sexual boyfriend?
May 27th, 2015 12:49pm
What is the difference between sex and gender identity?
July 14th, 2015 3:31pm
Do you think Self Harm is an addiction?
April 30th, 2015 1:18pm
What have others used to replace self harm as a coping mechanism?
May 27th, 2015 6:31pm
Why can't my mind stop thinking when I'm trying to sleep?
July 1st, 2015 1:15pm
I love late nights and early mornings. How can I enjoy my favorite times of day and still lead a responsible life?
May 25th, 2015 1:18pm
Is it okay to not sleep?
July 14th, 2015 3:28pm
How long does it take to get over someone?
July 15th, 2015 7:12pm
Is it normal to still want to be in a relationship with someone after they break your heart?
May 27th, 2015 6:23pm
My parent discourages me from expressing my emotions. How can I vent?
April 30th, 2015 1:25pm
Why do my parents expect so much from me?
May 27th, 2015 6:20pm
What if I'm a lesbian mom?
May 27th, 2015 5:59pm
Why do I feel like I can't get past the bad things that have happened to me?
May 25th, 2015 1:10pm
It is normal for me to not remember the traumatic experiences that have happened in my life, even though I'm aware that they happened?
May 2nd, 2015 10:28am
I tried to talk to someone about what happened to me, but they just said I should stop complaining. Are they right?
May 27th, 2015 12:40pm
How do I know if I really experienced what I think I went through?
May 25th, 2015 1:07pm