Whenever I read a book or a story I don’t want to live in this boring place anymore. I want something to happen. Maybe I could kill someone to make it more interesting. I don’t know, that’s what I’ve been thinking instead of a life too boring?
- Thank you for reaching out to Teen Central about your thoughts and feelings. Many young people experience boredom, but it’s rare that they would consider killing someone to make life more exciting. If you’re having homicidal thoughts, it’s very important to make sure you’re reaching out to the right people to help you.
- If you are planning on acting on your current thoughts or feel this is something you may do in the future, it’s important to get help immediately. You can contact your local authorities or contact the Crisis Text Line:
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- You could also go to your nearest hospital, emergency room or police station. Do you have anyone that you trust to safely help you get to one of these places?
- If you have a mental health professional that you are currently working with, you should contact them as soon as possible and let them know how you’re feeling. They can help. If not, consider another trusted adult in your life like a parent, teacher, coach or religious leader with whom you feel comfortable.
- There are many ways to work through boredom, including using coping skills or trying something new that you haven’t tried before. We have a blog in our “What’s New” section of TeenCentral that provides ideas for dealing with boredom.
- Have you considered that these types of thoughts may not be boredom, but in fact anger? Exercise of any kind provides a physical outlet for that energy. Consider these tools to work out underlying frustration:
- Overall, just remember that your safety and the safety of those around you is the most important thing. You want to make choices that improve your life and avoid those that you’ll have to deal with for the rest of it.