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Generation Next

By January 19, 2022No Comments

I’m jealous of the younger generation, and I can’t stop worrying about when I’ll die. I keep looking up age calculators, and I don’t think that this worry will be going away any sooner. I have even started to gain suicidal thoughts due to this obsession. I am 14, and I want to live forever, but I have a feeling that no one feels the same. I have always wondered what happens after death, and I always feel so worried, and those thoughts fill up my mind when I think about it.

I want to know what the future is like.
I’ve had this problem where I worry about getting a mental disorder, but this one is even more serious. I haven’t heard anyone else have this same problem, so I think that I’m alone.

HELP YOURSELF:

  • Congratulations on completing your first step by being brave and reaching out to TeenCentral! Asking for help and talking about what is going on in your mind is often the hardest part.
  • If you are ever feeling unsafe, sad or scared and feel as if there in no one you can turn to, you can always reach out to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They are available 24 hours a day. You can contact them by calling 1-800-273-8255 or on their website, at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to someone about what is going on, texting is always an option, just text “Hello” to “741-741 and someone will answer you immediately. Lifeline is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • There are billions of people in the world, you are not alone, you just haven’t met them yet. Have you talked about this with anyone? Friends? Family? Consider letting them know about these thoughts and feelings. How about a school teacher or counselor? Coach or even a faith leader if you have one.

CONSIDER THIS :

  • What do you do to fill your free time? Do you have any hobbies? Maybe try a new one. With the cold months here at times many feel options are limited, but that is not true! Consider drawing, coloring, painting, or writing. Crocheting is a great option and the possibilities are endless! Even small crafting projects or science experiments such as building birdhouses or volcanos can be a great hobby for the colder months.
  • In our Tools and Learn sections, you will find a lot of material that may help you with Anxiety, discovering new Coping Skills, and even Yoga and Meditation. Also take time to consider exploring our What’s New section that is full of blogs of all kinds of topics. You may find some of them very interesting and helpful.
  • Remember that growing up can be very confusing and scary, but that you are not alone. Resources are endless and people wanting to help and even understand are abundant. You just have to know where to look. Consider joining a new club or looking for support groups in your area. You can often find such things through your local community center or library or from teachers/counselors at your school.