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Life Saver

By November 9, 2021No Comments

Life saver, life saver, you did me a huge favor. I said when I was mad I would hurt myself, I was almost off the edge, but you pushed me back to reality. Now I do art or make a video when I’m mad. You should get Likee to see my videos.

Life saver is the best! I was so scared in what was happening what went on with my mentally abusive mom and my homophobic dad. I am now in a safe place for the weekend and feel much better. This is paradise!

Help Yourself:

  • Thank you again for following up with us at TeenCentral. We are so happy that you are feeling better and in a safe place now! It took a lot of courage to reach out for support and we’re glad that you took those brave steps.
  • Staying safe and happy is very important so we encourage you to keeping working towards that by improving your connections and coping skills. We have a lot of awesome resources under our “TOOLS” and “LEARN” tabs that can help you if you get upset or mad in the future. You should check them out!
  • Having trusted positive support systems can be a huge boost to helping you feel happy and safe. We are glad you have one now that you are staying with. Keep building those connections. Who else do you have in your life that you can use for safety and support?

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE:

  • It’s great that you found art/video making as a coping skill when you are mad. What other things help you feel calmer when upset? It’s always helpful to have a bunch of these positive coping skills.
  • Even though you are feeling better now, we guess you may still have some feelings about the situation with your Mom and Dad. It’s really important to deal with and talk about those feelings. We encourage you to keep talking to those positive supportive people in your own life to help you feel connected and like you are not going through this alone.
  • Keep building on this successful moment. When people have positive supports and coping skills they can overcome their challenges. Great job!