I’m just so tired of everything. I feel like I’m not important to anyone. I feel like I’m not good at anything. I try so much and I feel like I get no where. I suck at making friends like I’m just to awkward to talk to people. School work has been so stressful and I don’t even want to try anymore. I feel like my bestfriend likes everyone else more than me, she always leaves me out. Its like she completely forgets about me.
- Feeling lonely is hard when you feel like no one is listening. But in these moments maybe you can take care of your needs. Thank you for reaching out to TeenCentral for some advice and help. It takes a lot of guts to do that, to share your story with people you haven’t even met. We are proud of you.
- The kinds of problems that you’re describing can really make a person feel isolated and alone. We want you to always feel that there is someone to talk to even in the moment when you’re feeling this way. Lots of times young people can get very overwhelmed very quickly and that can lead to really feeling unsafe. If that ever happens to you please consider contacting the Crisis Text Line. You can do this by texting the word “hello” to 741741 and just starting up a conversation. There are experts that will communicate back with you right away and be able to talk with you about what’s going on. You can always write to teen Central and we will always be here, but sometimes you need a more immediate response and we understand that. We want you to be safe always.
- Have you ever shared any of these feelings with a trusted adult in your life? For example, have you ever talked to a parent or guardian? Maybe a teacher that you really like? Or a guidance counselor? Maybe even an older cousin or aunt or uncle? You started the process by writing your feelings down on TeenCentral, but there’s nothing like a good old-fashioned face-to-face conversation. Sometimes you can get advice from someone you trust that’s older than you, and they can really make you feel better by helping you through some of these difficulties you’re facing. Also, when we’re feeling badly about ourselves we often don’t think about those people as sources of comfort. Don’t count them out!
- There are many self-care activities that you can do to make you feel better, like watching your favorite movie with some popcorn, taking time to write down how you are feeling to help process your emotions or taking time to get outside to enjoy some sunshine.
- Maybe your best friend does not realize that you feel left out. If you don’t let them know that you feel this way they cannot change the behavior. Maybe ask your friend to talk and see what you both can come up with to spend some quality time together.
- What are some self-care you can do for yourself right now?
- What are some exercises that can help relieve the stress, (i.e. yoga, nature walk or jogging)? CLICK HERE to download a tool from TeenCentral that will help you practice exercises that reduce stress.