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When I was seven….

By August 1, 2022No Comments

So when I was seven I started to see things and hear things that were not even there. My mom did not know but at 10 I told my mom I wanted to kill myself. She said “lets go to the hospital” I said “NO I DON’T WANT TO GO” she dragged me there… And well I did not go anywhere to seek help. But at eleven, I did jump out a window and did go to a hospital to seek help and the first time I’ve been to one. But four weeks ago, and I am thirteen now,  I was in a hospital again and went to ( facility)  and they were very nice and since I am trans I went to a trans side. I was there because I started to hear and see things and got a knife and tried to stab myself but like I was saying (facility) is very kind and helpful. I was there for three weeks and I got out six days ago….. I got the right medication I needed but it helps with anxiety bipolar and schizophrenia also with my deep depression.

CONSIDER THIS:

  • Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.  It is not easy to share your story but know that you are supported and always welcome to reach out to TeenCentral at any moment.
  • Keep the line of communication open with your family so they understand what you’re going through and can possibly help you through rough patches in the future. Sometimes perspective can change with time. You never know how someone is going to respond to what we talk to them about until we actually take the time to do so.
  • If you ever feel you want to hurt yourself in the future it would certainly be better to reach out to one of our favorite crisis lines such as  www.crisistextline.org. You can do this by going to the website, or by texting HELLO to 741741. The other option you can take is to reach out to the link below. This hotline is designed for the LGBTQ community. It might be beneficial to talk to someone who may have gone through what you are experiencing and they may be able to provide you with even more resources then we can here.

Trevor Project Lifeline
Available 24/7
Confidential suicide hotline for LGBT youth

866-488-7386
http://www.thetrevorproject.org

HELP YOURSELF:

  • What part of your experience with the facility do you feel helped you the most? Continue to do the things that helped you during your stay. A lot of times individuals who have a positive experience find that the structure is very calming. You could always try to make your day very structured  , set goals for yourself, and allow for yourself to try some of the coping skills that they utilized in the hospital setting.
  • Join a club or youth group in your area so that you can build friendships that can help you and you can share your success with.
  • Visit our Tools tab to help you in the future. There are some great ideas on there to keep coping going , and even help identify your strengths in different skills. Take this time to find you. YOU GOT THIS.