I'm the exact opposite of what you are. I'm a mentally and emotionally f*** person, and that is not helped by the amount of stress I am under every day. When I feel bad, I feel angry. I want to break things. I want rip the wallpaper off my walls, I want to shatter the tv, I want to throw my dresser through the window. So the anger festers, and turns to depression. It consumes me, and makes me want to consume in turn. So I eat. I eat constantly. Whatever I can. It feels good, while I'm gorging myself. Then, when it's over, I just want to cry, and shoot myself in the brain. Occasionally I can replace the food with other things. If I can get caught up in a book, it may help. If the person I love is beside me, I'm fine. It's a horrible beast, and it's hard as f*** to conquer. The best thing you can usually do is distract it. What I do is think about what's causing all this shit, usually my parents or the problems of someone else that I care about. Then, instead of letting everything build up again, I try to change it. Use it to my advantage. I use the mistakes of my parents as motivation to be better than them, the perfect example of what I never want to be. Maybe you should try the same thing. Think about what makes you want to do this, and try to change it. Perhaps more importantly, talk to someone. If you like your parents, talk to them. If you have any friends you actually care about, they'll help you. I really can't tell you anything that anyone else can't. The answers are all the same, and I know they sound like bullshit. The cold hard truth is that there are no easy answers. To anything. The only reason I'm moderately okay is because of my girlfriend, and as much as I love her, I still haven't completely gotten over my shit. The only other thing I can say is to find something you care about. Someone you care about, enough to make yourself eat. It's hard to. But it's all that most of us can do. We must find the answers to our own problems. And if yours is better than mine, let me know.