-I’ve been feeling so depressed lately. I have no social life at all. My parents are just making it worst by yelling at me. To top it I’m stressed out about maybe getting into a fight I’ll never win and then getting introuble with my parents. I just don’t know what to do. What should I do about this?
-I’ve been dealing with a lot of stuff. Recently I started cutting myself. I was under a lot of stress and I wanted to know if it actully worked. I considered drugs but I didnt feel that I had a lot of openings to drugs so i went to cutting. Now, everytime I feel uncomfortable I go into a bathroom and use something sharp and start cutting. I told one of my best-friends about it and she told me to stop. But I doubt she has any idea of what I’m going through or feeling. So why should I take her advice? What do I do at this point?
I am sorry to hear that you have been struggling lately, but am very glad that you reached out to the YouthLine. We would love to talk to you on the phone any day at any time to better help you and talk with you about the hard times you are going through. Please feel free to call whenever you would like. Teens are available to answer the phone Mondays-Thursday from 4-9 pm. The number is 1-877-968-8491.
Your safety comes first and is very important, so if you are still having concerns about becoming involved in a fight, I ecourage you to confide in a trusted teacher at school or a counselor. Have you considered talking to your parents about this fight that you are worried about, or anything else going on in your life right now that is making you feel depressed? If you are uncomfortable discussing these things with your parents, I would again encourage that you do talk with someone. As long as the person is someone you tust, it can be a great relief to have someone to confide in and listen to you.
With how hard things have been in your life lately, you show great strength in making the choice to not do drugs. By making this decision, it sounds like you do care about and respect your body and health, but are just having trouble relieving the stress and depression in a healthy and effective way. Although your friend may not be going through the same thing as you, it sounds like she is very concerned for your safety and only wants the best for you. Have you tried opening up to your friend about what is going on so that she can understand the stress and emotions you are experiencing? We are concerned for your safety, so if you ever have thoughts of suicide please call the YouthLine and know that there are people who care about you!
We wish you the best Victoria,