I was an alcoholic for many years. I drank to numb the pain, because I didn’t know any other way to cope with the mental pain I was experiencing. But God is good, and I was able to stop drinking, and I am now 17 years sober. I knew something was not quite right, but I didn’t know what it was. It turned out, I have Male Borderline Personality Disorder, ADHD, and High Functioning Autism. I am now in recovery, I practice my DBT skills daily. I do still have those ‘moments’ where I get triggered and just lose my cool, but those moments are becoming father and farther apart. I’m open to talk about anything. I’m not an expert, but I can share you things that work for me. Don’t hesitate to connect with me. Just leave me a message and I will reply you as soon as I can. This is my favorite proverb, “No matter how far you’ve gone down the wrong road, turn back. “
Hi there, my name is Natasha and I am currently a psychology honors student in Johannesburg South Africa ( Mzansi is my home). I'm a very active listener and quite the introvert, I love providing a shoulder and being able to help others, I'm very empathetic and feel a lot of my other fellow human beans. I love old foreign movies, music of all genres and spend my time mostly reading , the outdoors are very important to me, as we sometimes forget we are a part of something much bigger than ourselves and being in nature reminds me this, it keeps me grounded. I've taken on the some practices of yoga, meditation and make use of essential oils and herbs in my daily life, I also believe in starting the day with some affirmations. I have gone through my own personal trauma and struggle with mental health, thus I'd like to be of help for those who need, because I know how deep and heavy some things can get, I'd like to be there to help other unload or just carry a bit lighter in life. sending much love and light to each and everyone.
My name is Rethabile. I'm currently working towards my undergraduate degree(majoring in counseling and Psychology). In life, we are presented with our own box of struggles and sometimes the box is too much to carry on your own. If you need to vent or just need someone to talk to you can contact me. I'm here to lend an ear/shoulder when you need it.
Well, I am a 3rd year Psychology student, with a Diploma in Child Psychology. My passion however, is wildlife and nature conservation. With a little bit adrenaline thrown in for flair. My hobbies aren't really hobbies. They are deep seated in who I am and have become. Martial Arts, for one, have saved my life. I've been practicing various forms of martial arts since I was 6 years old. I've always been a target of bullying, being really short, and martial arts has given me confidence and some form of control over what I let affect me. At my lowest point. in 2017, I met some people who turned me onto Capoeira, and this changed my life. Pretty much saved my life. The philosophies surrounding the art, as well as the people who teach it. exude love and family. Which is exactly what i needed at the time. That, and the movements, the friendly competition, comradery, love, music, appreciation. it's all really motivating. From a young age my goal has been to save the world. As childish as that sounds, it has taken me on many journeys, and I've connected with people from all walks of life. I've learnt many things about myself, and about people. I would love to take everything i've learnt, and try to make a difference in someone's life, for the better. Just as the people at Capoeira have done for me. it's never easy dealing with things by ourselves. And for many, certain trauma lead us to believe that we are alone in our struggles. But that is far from the truth. We need the help of others, in whatever form works for the individual. As human beings, we are social intellectual beings. Emphasis on the 'social' aspect. This is why I am applying to be a volunteer. To spread love and support to those who need it.
I am a very kind person that loves to help people. I am a good listener and I often give good advice whenever it is needed. I really wanted to volunteer somewhere to help other people cause I know it feels to be sad/bullied and not have anybody around to help you and i choose to volunteer because I don't think people need to pay to receive help. All in all I'm just trying to make the world a better place.
I'm 32 years old and have been around and helped with mental health issues since I was 12 years old with family I have also been through it personally myself and have been a volunteer for a charity helping families that suffer with mental illness. Been a volunteer for the charity I also got my mental health first aid certificate. I love been able to help where I can and offer a friendly ear and advice or signpost to the best organisations where I can.
I am a 22 year old who is aspiring to be Clinical Psychologist. I likes to travel, learn about new cultures and learn new languages. I currently speak 5 languages, fluently, and I am learning new languages at the moment (Afrikaans, Tshivenda and Korean). I recently did a research for my honours degree, about volunteering, which has gave me an insight on the importance of volunteering. This pandemic we are currently facing has also motivated me to become a volunteer, it has showed me that we as people really need each other, no man is an island. I would like to offer my help and services to those in need. This pandemic has affected me financially and emotionally, I have lost loved ones because of Corona Virus. Due to the emotional stress I would like to be busy and help other people who are struggling or need help.
I am currently a 3rd year Psychology student, as well as a part time tutor for school kids. I love working with people which is why my passion lies in this field. I believe that it is extremely important to get support for your mental health, and you do not need to be on the verge of a breakdown to do so. Sometimes you may just need to vent, and sometimes you may need someone to advise you. I'm here to cater to whichever type of support you require :)
I am currently a second year psychology student with a love for reading and helping people. I know how it feels to be lonely yet in the company of 10 people and I would like to help people feel less lonely and more good about themselves. I would also like to share tips on how to feel better and get over depressive periods (some tips i personally use)
Hi I'm Laily, I'm 21 years old and a third year psychology student. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and listening to true crime podcasts on my way to work or university. I am passionate about mental health and wellbeing, and hope to do my part by listening and supporting people in these tough times. By volunteering, I hope to make a difference through spreading kindness and positivity, and connecting with people.
Sono una laureanda in Psicologia Clinica, con una laurea in Scienze e Tecniche Psicologiche. Nei momenti più difficili della mia vita, quelli durante i quali credi che nessuno possa capirti, ho avuto l'Arte come compagna delle mie notti insonni. Grazie all'arte sono poi riuscita a trovare le parole per spiegare e ad accorgermi che in realtà c'erano tante persone pronte ad ascoltare. C'è sempre qualcosa o qualcuno in grado di tirarti in salvo, l'importante è tendere la mano per poter trovare quella dell'altro.