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The Struggle Is Real

By May 27, 2021May 30th, 2021No Comments

Hi im 13 and i struggle with my mental health it gets harder to deal with everyday i feel like my friends are drifting away from me and i don’t talk to anyone so it’s hard to let out my emotions.

 

Things to do first:

  • It takes courage to admit that you may be struggling and to reach out for help. Thank you for sharing your story with us at TeenCentral. By talking about your emotions and how you are feeling will help put you on a path to healing.
  • Your safety is priority! Knowing what resources are available is important should you ever need them. If at any point you begin to feel unsafe, or need to reach out to an impartial person, use the resource Crisis Textline. This service is available 24/7. Just text “HELLO” to 741741 or visit www.crisistextline.org. There are other resources listed on TeenCentral under HELP.
  • Sometime we hold our emotions in. Unfortunately this often causes us to feel worse. It is important to talk to someone. Do you have someone you trust that you can talk to? This may be a close friend, a teacher, a guidance counselor, or a relative. Not only could this person be there to listen, but they can also possibly help support you as you work on feeling better.

 

What to do next:

  • Another way to express the feelings and emotions building up inside could be journaling. How are you feeling? What may be causing you to feel this way? Does anything you do make you feel better? Or worse? You can click here for more ideas click here for Journaling as a Coping Skill for Stress.
  • Being active releases endorphins that may help improve your mood. Do you enjoy aerobic exercise, yoga, going for walks, or dancing? There are many ideas on the TeenCentral website. Get your body moving and see if it helps you feel better. Even better do one of these activities with a friend.