I can’t do this anymore. I don’t wanna live I can’t take life. I’m bullied all the time, threatened and abused.
FIND SOME HELP:
- Thank you for having the strength to reach out to our TeenCentral community. Admitting you need help and reaching out are two huge hurdles to overcome so we hope you realize your own strength and positive skills.
- It sounds as if you are really having a hard time with some bullies and possibly some other types of abuse from peers or somewhere else. First and foremost, find some help that will keep you safe. If you feel unsafe, or you feel so sad that you have no one you can turn to please 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 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org . If you would rather text someone you can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “Hello” to 741-741. There is always someone right beyond your fingertips.
- Our website also has a ton of resources regarding Suicide as well as bullying. Both are very real and challenging things to cope with. If you look at our LEARN tab, you will find a link to both topics and we think you might find you are not alone in coping with depression, bullying, or abuses.
- Under our WHATS NEW tab we also have an important story on how to access help from abuses. It is called “Getting Help for Abuse During the Pandemic“. Read. This. Story. It links our readers on how to contact the Child Help USA National Hotline. This is a resource that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 170 different languages. If you are suffering from child abuse, this hotline can help. Simply call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) or visit them online at childhelpusa.org.
- In addition to internet and phone resources, is there a positive adult in your life that you can talk to about your feelings? While it is great to have a whole virtual community, it also helps (especially during a pandemic) to have some human connection. Consider a teacher, guidance counselor, family member, religious leader, or a long time family friend. Are there any local groups (away from these bullies) that you could be a part of? Think of a community group, school activity, sport, YMCA, or religious group. It is good to build up your natural supports because it gets easier to deal with tough stuff when we are connected to positive people and outlets.
WHEN YOU ARE UP FOR IT:
- While it sounds as if you are doing a great job by reaching out for assistance and advocating for yourself, when you are ready lets brainstorm on how you can cope when feelings of depression, anxiety, or fear start to erupt.
- Check out our TOOLS tab for some ideas. If you are a creative person, consider painting, building something new, or writing a song. If you enjoy the outdoors, perhaps you could take up hiking, riding a bike, walking dogs, or simply sitting in nature and listening to the sounds around you as you practice deep breathing. If you enjoy people or animals maybe you could volunteer or do a creative activity to celebrate Earth Month (April) or Earth Day.
- A wise unknown author once said, “One kind word can change someone’s entire day.” Those bullies may not yet realize how important, powerful, and worthy you are. If you cannot change their negativity, please realize that you are more than the sum of their words and we are grateful to have you a part of our community.