I’ve been called fat for as long as I can remember
Mar 23rd, 2011 | Eating Disorders
15 year old, Female, KY
I’ve been called fat for as long as I can remember, and now it just keeps stinging. I have a boyfriend that thinks I’m fine the way I am, but I can’t shake all the comments I get. I’m depressed and have contemplated suicide… I need help.
TEEN LINE WROTE:
Thanks for contacting TEEN LINE! It takes a lot of courage to reach out and ask for help. I can imagine it must feel really hurtful to be called fat, especially when it’s been going on for a while now. Its understandable that it would be difficult to just ignore all those comments…it sounds like you have a really loving boyfriend though who might be a good person to talk to and turn to for support.
I am really concerned about the fact that you have contemplated suicide and I am wondering if you have told anyone about these thoughts. It can be really helpful to talk to someone about everything you’re going through so you don’t have to feel alone with it. Talking to someone can also help make the emotions not feel so big and overwhelming and can help you feel supported. Maybe you can talk to a relative, school counselor or another trusted adult? Also, Hayley, if you are feeling suicidal, I want to give you the Suicide Prevention Hotline, which is open 24-hrs a day. You can reach them at (877) 727-4747. It is really important that you call them and reach out for support if you are feeling suicidal or if you experience any suicidal thoughts.
We are also always here to listen and help in any way we can at TEEN LINE from 6-10pm (PST) and would love to hear from you! You can reach us at (310) 855-4673. If you feel more comfortable, you can also live chat with one of our teens during the same hours at www.teenlineonline.org.
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