roseMelody95 |
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Hi, I'm Rose, and am a Verified Listener here on 7 Cups. I understand how helpful it can be to have someone listen and support you in a non-judgemental way, in particular because it has helped me though difficult times in the past.

I am mostly active in the Alcohol / Drug Abuse sub-forum, and by supporting people via 1 on 1 Personal Messages. My personal experiences (as a drug user) and my personal interests and values have led me to mainly specialize in Harm Reduction. I particular wish to support those who which to take that approach; however I am also knowledgeable and willing to work with those who wish to try other methods, since I believe one of the keys to recovery is regaining self-empowerment and contorl, which can be encouraged by being able to chose their own form of treatment.

I also support those with issues that have co-occuring disorders, as other mental health issues are often co-morbid with substance use problems. Several co-occurring disorders are extremely common: mood disorders (40%–42%), anxiety disorders (24%–27%), posttraumatic stress disorder (24%–27%). (Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0740547206001437)

And, I am also willing to support those who are dealing with Family Stress, due to having a family member with an alcohol or substance use issue, as I'm aware from peronal experience of how difficult it can be to support them.

At this time I can mainly also ofter you support you via Personal Messaging,not live chats, (this may make it easier for you to engage if you have Social Anxiety, or like being able to take time to think about things before replying). When I am able to take on any new live chats, they will usually last between 45 mins - 1 hour. (Please be aware, when booking a time or waiting for a response, that my timezone is U.T.C.)

I do not engage in sexual chats; however there are other listeners who can support you with this issue. I'd also suggest you consider seeking help in the subforum Sexual Health: https://www.7cups.com/forum/SexualHealth_49/

It is against the rules for me to chat with you when you are actively suicidal; however, if you are passively suicidal and would like to talk about ways to deal with those feelings and thoughts, then I may be willing to listen and support you. However, some days I may not feel up to taking chats of that nature, so please don't be offended if I refer you on to another listener.

Please also try checking out this links if you are having suicidal thoughts: Suicidal Thoughts: Alternative Thoughts & Actions: https://www.7cups.com/forum/DepressionSupportCommunity_52/DepressionResources_214/SuicidalThoughtsAlternativeThoughtsActions_84950/

Thinking about suicide? Check these links out first: https://www.7cups.com/forum/DepressionSupportCommunity_52/DepressionResources_214/ThinkingaboutsuicideCheckthisresourceout_73817/ and https://www.7cups.com/forum/SafetyKnowledgeat7Cups_181/Emergency_346/SuicideReadthisFirst_48094/

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Number of Ratings: 34
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Languages English
Listener Since Feb 13, 2017
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