I always think I am not good enough, that I am a piece of garbage, and no one will like me. I take medicine every day. I have faint lines on my wrist. Who am I?
- It is not uncommon for people to have self doubt or to feel like they do not know who they are, especially as a teen and/or young adult. These are the years when you are figuring out your identity, who you are as an individual and what your role is in the world.
- If you are considering harming yourself please call 1-800-422-4453. They have people you can talk to that may be able to help.
- If you are on medication that should be helping you with these types of symptoms you may want to consider going to your doctor or mental health provider to be re-evaluated. They may be able to change your medication to help you feel better.
- If you are not seeing a mental health professional you may want to consider doing so. You could talk to your parent(s) or guardian about getting help or your school counselor.
- You may also want to consider talking to a trusted friend or adult, so you don’t have to go through this alone.
- Other things to consider that might help you feel better and gain self-esteem and confidence include, journaling, group activities (sports, boys and girls club, religious functions, etc.), exercise, yoga, going for a walk, listening to music, drawing, coloring, repeating positive affirmations, or any other positive/productive activity you enjoy doing.
- Make a list of friends, family members, or others you believe to be trustworthy and supportive that could call or visit if you needed someone to talk to.
- Make a list of at least 5 things you like about yourself.
- Make a list of at least 5 things or reasons you have to live for.
- What are your goals for the future?
- What is your plan to achieve those goals?
- What 3 positive things can you do this week to improve your situation, make yourself feel better, or work toward your goals?