I’m losing my mind.I’m not thinking anymore about anything. Everything’s just a schedule, a program, a routine. I don’t think about what I’m doing anymore. I just go through it. I’m no longer feeling. My friends talk to me less and less and my boyfriend is distant. My mind….it feels like it’s dying. It feels likes it has killed itself and left me. I’m an the empty shell. I’ve lost everything. I can’t be alone anymore. I’m in a fade; just in the clouds. I can’t hear anything anymore. Music no longer helps. Nothing helps.
- Not wanting to live anymore can make you feel confused alone. You are smart for having enough clarity and presence of mind to see this and seek help for your problem.
- You may be having a spiritual crisis. If you’d like to explore this, head to the Teen Central website and click the Learn tab then Spirituality to educate yourself. Spirituality may the perfect way to bring meaning and purpose into your life.
- Try to focus and live in the moment so your mind doesn’t continue to spiral. Some spiritual activities to help with this are yoga, prayer and meditation.
- Be positive. Seeing things realistically may help you realize there’s nothing to fear.
- Exercise your mind. The imagination is a powerful thing and controls our inner worlds. To strengthen those brain muscles you can try focusing more on school homework or do puzzles like Sudoku or other fun number-based games.
- Creative activities can have a powerful effect on how you view the world. You should also be able to feel your feelings more by expressing yourself in a positive way. Some activities you may enjoy are drawing, painting or learning to play a musical instrument.
- Try learning more about issues you may have. Head to the Teen Central website and click the Learn tab then Anxiety and Depression to see if your problem is similar to these.
- You may benefit from talking to a trusted adult or therapist.
- If you just need someone to talk to or your seriously contemplating harming yourself you can go to the Teen Central website and click the Help tab. This is where you’ll find the National Suicide Hotline and Crisis Textline among other helpful numbers to call.
- How could you help yourself remember to commit to keeping your feelings from going out of control?
- Are there any other activities you can think of that would help you focus, live in the moment and stop worrying?
- In what ways can you work towards your future so you don’t waste time on these sad emotions?
- Would responsible activities like getting a part-time job or just focusing on doing chores help you be responsible for controlling your feelings and thoughts?
- What other responsible activities can you think of which may be helpful in your day-to-day life?