kokako |
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I know about alcohol addiction and Major Depressive Disorder - I am in remission from both. I would be happy to reflect on my experiences when listening to people who are dealing with them. Also, (day job) I know about metabolism, pharmacology and physiology so will be able to listen to people with concerns in those areas though (of course) I will never offer professional advice.

I do not self-harm but I am a volunteer administrator of a board which supports people who do. I may be able to draw on that experience when listening to people who self-harm.

My time-zone is GMT+11. I try (IRL commitments allowing) to be here between 10 am and 2 pm local time.
Number of Ratings: 21
Number of Reviews: 5
Listens to Over 18
Languages English
Listener Since Apr 2, 2015
Last Active over 6 months ago
Gender Male
Progress Path Step 90
Cheers 4,454
People Helped 39
Chats 66
Group Support Chats 0
Listener Group Chats 0
Forum Posts 20
Forum Upvotes 18
Feedback & Reviews
really effective listener. takes your problems seriously. get them if you can.
Could relate to me really well and was very understanding/non-judgemental
First time I've tried this, and it really helped.
Thanks a lot kokako... It was really great talking to him... he is very kind and caring...
they were really understanding and professional, but I struggled holding a conversation. however, I couls tell they are very helpful.
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Questions Answered
Will I live with depression for the rest of my life?
May 1st, 2015 9:37am
How do you learn to love yourself when you're depressed?
April 18th, 2015 10:28am
What is the difference between endogenous and exogenous depression?
May 3rd, 2015 10:10am
How can I stop that (negative) thoughts?
April 2nd, 2015 3:32am
Does depression always come with a "trigger" event or can depression sometimes appear with no apparent reason?
April 2nd, 2015 10:35am
Can depression be managed without any medication?
April 25th, 2015 8:55am
Why does depression get to the point where you want to stop talking to others?
April 7th, 2015 2:45am
Does depression get easier to deal with in time?
April 10th, 2015 4:25am
How can I stop purging after eating?
April 4th, 2015 7:30am
I'm scared if I tell someone I self harm, they'll think I want to commit suicide and send me to the hospital. Could this happen?
April 24th, 2015 10:05am
I think I need stitches, but I'm afraid of going to the hospital or calling my doctor. What will happen when I do?
May 3rd, 2015 4:55am
At what point is a counselor required to involuntarily commit someone to a hospital for self-harm? For example, can you tell them that you have self-harmed or that you have urges to self-harm, without the risk of being committed?
April 25th, 2015 8:48am
Can I die from self harm?
April 30th, 2015 5:41am
Is self harm only physical, or can you harm yourself emotionally as well?
April 25th, 2015 7:17am
How can I stop Self Harm if its the only thing that's keeping me from my anxiety?
April 29th, 2015 4:41am
What other psychological factors influence self-harm?
May 2nd, 2015 10:04am
What exactly counts as self harm?
May 3rd, 2015 8:08am
Do I have to break the skin for it to be classed as self-harm?
April 7th, 2015 1:17am
How do I stop self harming -if it's a addiction- without telling someone?
April 4th, 2015 9:17am
I know that what I am taking is not helping my situation, only making it worse. How do I transfer these thoughts into actions?
April 6th, 2015 11:00am