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I Can’t Take It

By April 19, 2021No Comments

Hi teen central.  I just wanted to let you know that this story is gonna get sad.   Let me tell you.  I want to kill myself.  People are just rude, always calling me ugly and telling me to die. I can’t take it.

THINGS  YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW:

  • We are so glad you reached out to you at such a hard time in your life. Especially when you are so upset that you are considering harming yourself.  You need help immediately.  If you are thinking of killing yourself or are in need of immediate support, please contact 911 or your local authorities. It can be scary to do this and if you feel uncomfortable getting them involved you can take a taxi/uber or have a friend drive you to the ER. You could also access the “Help” page of TeenCentral for a list of support hotlines. Right now it seems the most important one for you is the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org. These kinds of hotlines can be immediately available to you.
  • Also consider contacting the Child Help USA National Hotline. It is a 24-hour hotline and there are people there who want to listen to you and help you. You can call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) or go to their website at childhelpusa.org. If you are ever feeling overwhelmed, considering harming yourself emotional abuse, please contact them immediately.
  • Also, remember that TeenCentral is here to help, so please continue to reach out to us. Our website  has other resources that will give you help and advice.  Click on the “LEARN” tab and click suicide to learn more about what you can do right now when you are feeling so overwhelmed. Click on the left side on “What to do if it is you..” for some great advice.  Remember, if you are feeling like harming yourself, try to get around other people and call 911 or a suicide hotline.
  • Please consider reaching out to someone about your situation. Finding someone to talk to who can help you is really important. Think about who you might be able to reach out to, a parent, sibling, relative you trust or a teacher.  If you are worried about what to say, consider writing down some thoughts before, so you can refer to them.

THINGS  YOU CAN DO LATER:

  • You may need help coping with your thoughts and feelings.  Consider getting assistance from a professional helper like a counselor or faith leader.  Talking to someone who is a trained helper can help you feel better and develop coping skills for overwhelming situations.
  • Also, consider what activities you might be able to do to decrease your feelings of sadness and distress.  Some teens find that writing their feelings down in a journal helps.  Others find drawing or listening to music soothing.  For others, exercise or getting outside boosts their mood.  TeenCentral.net has suggestions and helpful hints on how to get started.  Our “What’s New” tabs and “Tools” tabs both have ideas. You can explore these sections and find help and advice.  Also, you can read stories from other teens also struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts.
  • You deserve to be happy and not have to deal with bullies who say hurtful things.  Please reach out to get some help and look at our site to start learning some techniques that will help you to cope.