sudden death of a close friend
I’m so depressed because one of my friends died. It was like a shooting accident but this is killing me inside. I need help more than a receive right now. It is horrible when I go to her house and get in to the room. It feels very, very horrible. It’s like something broken inside of me. Like I can’t get over this and it’s really annoying. I just need help so I can be at peace.
- Thank you for taking the time to express yourself here on TeenCentral. It sounds like you have been dealing with a lot and the sudden death of a friend can take a toll on your emotions. Things like this take time. Please give yourself the time to heal from your loss.
- You can heal from the loss of a friend a few ways. One way is to be easy on yourself. Remember your friend and maybe even jot down memories as they come in a journal. This is part of the grieving process. You have experienced a loss and understanding that you will hurt for a while is okay. Also, know that you will be okay. With time, you will feel less pain, but you will always have the memories of your friendship.
- Try talking to a trusted adult about your loss and feelings surrounding it. Sometimes, you need extra help from someone to guide you through your feelings. This person could be a school counselor, a family friend, or even a professional counselor. It is actually a really good idea to check in with an adult several times throughout the process in case you need more help.
- Try doing some positive things for yourself to help you feel better. The activities might take your mind off of the pain you are feeling and give yourself a break. It will also feel good to be doing something you enjoy. Try to find something that you enjoy such as a sport, a creative art, or any recreational activity. If you don’t have something you enjoy, try joining a class at your school or local recreation center.
- Who could you reach out to discuss your loss with?
- What kind of activities can you do to help you cope with your feelings?
- What can you remind yourself when you feel you are overwhelmed with emotions?