I literally feel no worth anymore. I try to do so much for myself but nothing is ever good enough for people in my life. My mom is my childhood bully and the reason I have life ending thoughts.
- It must feel very frustrating to feel like you’re trying so hard and no one seems to see it. Thank you for reaching out and sharing your thoughts with us.
- The teen years are often so difficult when it comes to family dynamics. It’s a time when teens are trying to learn who they are and express their independence, while parents are often trying to hang on to what little control they feel they have. Have you tried sitting down with your family and talking about how you’re feeling, and what you need from them? You could talk with just your mom, or you could share it with everyone so you don’t feel alone. Oftentimes we assume people understand what we need, but in reality they need guidance as well.
- Do you have anyone else in your life you can share your feeling or concerns with? If you’re having life-ending thoughts, it’s important to find the right resources to help you through those- a trusted adult, a counselor, a therapist- someone who knows how important you are and will help to keep you safe.
- If at any point you feel like you are going to act on those life-ending thoughts, you can either utilize the National Suicide Hotline listed below or you can dial 9-8-8 for the new suicide prevention hotline.
National Suicide Hotline
Helps individuals in suicidal crisis with support
- On the “Tools” tab in teencentral.com, there are many resources that you may want to use that are more directed to helping you with a specific issue. For example, there is a box to create a support plan for yourself that will help identify when things aren’t going well and people and coping skills you can use when that happens. There’s also a goal making box, and one for positive self-talk. All of these are things you may want to consider for yourself.
- Have you ever considered journaling? It’s a great, non-judgmental way to get your thoughts and feelings out when you need to. You can even use this if you decide to talk to someone as a way to help them understand what you were going through at the time you were writing, or even a way to look back for yourself and see what you’ve done in the past when you’ve been struggling.
- Have you ever thought about ending each day with a list of things that have gone well for you that day. It may be as simple as making another person smile, getting a good grade on a test, or even catching the bus on time! These may seem like simple things, but they all add up to something positive, and will be a great motivator to keep moving forward.