I have been facing mental health issues for as long as I can remember, and it only got ten times worse after COVID hit. The closest therapy office to me has had me on a waiting list for years, and at this point I need to talk to someone that isn’t my family members. I want to return to therapy so I can talk about my issues but I don’t think I’m ever gonna be able to if I continue to stay on this waiting list. I just don’t know what to do anymore and it’s messing up my relationships. I just wanna feel okay again.
WAYS TO HELP YOURSELF
- First we would like to thank you for taking the time to write into TeenCentral. It can be nerve wracking to put yourself in a vulnerable place and you had the courage to ask for help!
- It must feel frustrating knowing that you would like to talk to someone and can’t talk to a therapist. There are always online resources that you could talk to someone whether through text or over the phone. One example is a suicide prevention and crisis hotline. Click here to access the suicide and crisis lifeline where you can text, chat, or call someone to talk to!
- While you mentioned that you don’t want to talk to your family members, is there anyone else that you could talk to while you remain on the waiting list? Examples of other people to talk to include a teacher, guidance counselor, coach, or a trusted friend!
WHEN YOU ARE UP TO IT
- Take time to check out the Relationships section under our Learn tab on our website. Here you are provided examples and signs of Healthy Relationships VS Unhealthy Relationships.
- If you navigate to our Tools section of the website, you will find plenty of resources and information about Support Planning, Social Skills, and even guides for Making Hard Decisions.