Stories from The Haven
Share in the experiences of our members from all over the globe.
I'm really happy I found this server. I didn't realize how much I wanted a place to relate to others until I found the Haven. Thanks so much for having me here and accepting me as part of the team. I came here for myself and I'm staying for the well-being of others. And that just gives me such a warm feeling. I love being able to support other members and also feeling so supported in return.
I’d hate to sound corny, but the Haven has saved my life, on many occasions actually. All those times I felt like I had no one to turn to, the members of their community were there to help lift me up. I am forever thankful of this, but even more so thankful that the experience of joining has helped me find friends, hobbies and helped me learn how to help others who may feel depressed. Now I can’t imagine a day going by where I don’t look through the Haven and smile.
This server has shown me that I am not crazy with battling all these mental illnesses. There are people out there in this world who have or are experiencing the same things. This server demonstrates that I am not alone in this world and there are people out there who are willing to support you all the way through even if it is just the smallest things by listening to what you have to say and to let us know that our world hasn’t ended.
Haven helped me through one of the darkest times of my life, and didn't just leave me there once they knew I would be "in good hands". I had multiple people checking up on me afterwards and have strong friendships with them to this day. Now, as I grow healthier, it’s wonderful to be able to help others in the same way I was helped (and still be on the receiving end when I have a bad day). The staff and members alike are welcoming and wonderful. I never expected to find such a wholesome server, but here I am - part of a huge, loving family.
During the summer of 2018, I was placed at a ten-week internship where I didn’t know anyone and struggled with serious loneliness as well as my usual mental illness symptoms. I found the Haven while browsing reddit one afternoon, and the people I interacted with were the only reason I made it through the summer. I love that I have a place where I can be me, as weird and symptomatic as I am, and be truly accepted. The Haven is a wonderful community for mental illness. Thank God for this place.
I was in a dark place when I found Haven, and the sheer amount of acceptance and love I received from other members was amazing. Someone was always there to chat. To listen to what I had to say, no matter how insignificant it seemed to me. Now I can turn around and offer that same acceptance to others. It's truly a unique place that I am honored to be a part of!