Topic: Introduction to the Group
I had discovered the foundation in high school, but I had no idea there were forums until a couple weeks ago!
My father passed away from cholangiocarcinoma after a 2-year battle when I was 10. I had a somewhat rough time in high school and college trying to accept that I didn't have a father anymore and trying to be a normal kid. At the end of high school and through college, I struggled with depression,anxiety, and insomnia; and in college I finally sought treatment from a LCSW and a psychiatrist at the school's counseling center (better late than never!).
I'm afraid to start rambling, so I just want to say that I want to be a part of this community because I want to help parents and kids who are facing the same situations and struggles that I have.
A little about me -- I'm a 25-year-old guy living in Pittsburgh, PA. I have a BA in Linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh, and after getting laid off a couple months ago, I just got a job at American Eagle Corporate here in Pittsburgh.
Looking forward to meeting all of you!