I feel like I’m in my head most of the time. I can’t focus on school. My mom’s always yelling at me or my siblings because of my dad, the drugs and alcohol made things so much worse. Their part of the reason I have self image issues and they don’t realize it. I try and talk to them about it but they talk over me or just completely ignore me.
Find Some Help
- Thank you for sharing your story with the Teen Central Community. It can be difficult to feel like you can’t talk to your mom or dad. You have shown courage to reach out for help in supporting yourself emotionally and physically!
- If you need to talk to someone you can find resources under the “Help” tab. You can text “HELLO” to 741741 or visit www.crisistextline.org to talk to someone immediately. If you need support or a referral for drug and alcohol services you can call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline.
- Do you have someone to talk to? This could be a close friend, a neighbor, or maybe a teacher or guidance counselor. Could you feel like you are in your head because you are bottling up your emotions? Talking to someone and expressing your emotions could be the start to you feeling better.
Continue to Help Yourself
- When a lot is going on in our lives and we do not have outlets, we can bottle things up and it can make up feel stuck or hopeless. What activities do you enjoy? What makes you happy? This could be watching a movie, reading a good book, going for a walk, or spending time with a friend. When you find activities that help you feel happy, do them every day! This can help you feel better and ready to face the challenges life throws your way.
- You mentioned how difficult it is to talk to your parents. Perhaps if you find a trusted adult to talk to, they could assist you in having a discussion with your parents. Another idea is to write some of your thoughts down. Write a letter to your parents to express how you feel. Even if you don’t feel ready to share it with your parents, it can help you get the thoughts out of your head.