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Feeling Lost

By January 1, 2022January 3rd, 2022No Comments

I think I lost my soul, or it was stolen. I’m trying to find all the pieces of it but I don’t know how to and I don’t know what to do with them. I know how crazy I sound but I’m not just depressed. I had a mental illness that I’m recovering from and I do everything. I eat 3 meals and I talk to my friends but I just used to have so much and now I’m just empty and so small. I knew everything and I could feel everything, the whole world, and I need my soul back because I can’t feel it anymore.

Help Yourself

  • It must be frustrating to feel lost emotionally when you feel like you’re doing everything you can to feel better.  Navigating this time isn’t easy, and it’s great that you see that you’re important and want help.
  • The past couple of years have been extremely hard on everyone.  You aren’t alone in feeling like you’re not yourself..  Have you considered talking to a counselor or therapist about the changes you’ve been feeling?  If you’ve already been seeing someone, they may have some recommendations to help you through this time.
  • Do you have a parent/ guardian/ trusted adult that you can share your feelings with?  Having a strong support system is a huge part of getting through difficult times.  They may be able to help you as well.
  • If at any point you start to feel unsafe and you need immediate help, please call your local authorities or use the hotline below.  They are available 24/7 and can help if you need it.

Crisis Textline
Available 24/7
Support to all individuals in crisis

Text “HELLO” to 741741
www.crisistextline.org

 

Consider This

  • If you haven’t already, consider taking a look at some of the tabs on our website.  In the Tools section we provide some activities to promote insight as well as coping skills while dealing with emotional concerns.  Check out the MPE Toolkit for an overall way to take care of yourself in all realms of wellness – health, nutrition, staying connected to others.
  • It sounds like you’re continuing to stay social- great job.  Keeping contact with people is a great way to keep from dwelling on your worries.  Keep it up!
  • Do you have any hobbies/ activities that make you happy- maybe even ones you haven’t participated in in awhile.  This might be a good time to go back to some things that make you happy.  If you can’t think of anything, maybe try something new.
  • Remember- you aren’t alone.  You may not realize how many people around you are struggling right now as well.  Keep reaching out- you’re doing a great job.