15 year old, Female, US
Am i just being a regular teenager or do i need help? Everything is just tooo overwhelming these days. Life is being so repetitive and routine, school-sleep-eat-movies-school etc..I cant take it anymore, i have super strict parents so trying to do something spontaneous or rebellious is out of the question if i want to have a home. I cry practically every time i come back from somewhere with my friends just because it was soooo..normal, like deja vu. Sometimes i want to overdose on some pills, cut myself’, run away, anything!!, just to make my life more interesting. Am i just being a regular teenager or is there something i can do about it. im sick of feeling so lost and drowned in my thoughts. Im 15 and a girl if it makes any difference
TEEN LINE WROTE:
I’m so glad that you contacted us here at TEEN LINE. It sounds like you’re feeling frustrated because your life is feeling like a routine, as well as anxious about your parents limiting your options. It also sounds like you’re feeling depressed and lost by the sadness you’re feeling in your life. It can be hard to deal with depression, but it can be even harder to deal with it alone. I’m wondering if there’s anyone you could talk to about your situation, such as a trusted teacher, relative, family friend, or school counselor. Sometimes talking to someone can help you put your situation into perspective, as well as help you weigh your options and come to terms with your emotions. You mentioned wanting to do things to make your life more interesting. It seems like you really want a relief from the overwhelm you’ve been feeling lately. Self-harming might bring temporary relief, but it doesn’t solve the problem and can evolve into a very dangerous habit. http://self-injury.net/ would be a good website to visit if you’re thinking about self-harming, as well as alternatives you can use. You also mentioned feeling like you want to overdose. Sometimes, when life gets too boring and overwhelming, it can be hard to carry on. I just want to let you know that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. It seems to me that you really want to feel more alive and get through your depression, but suicide only takes away your life and makes it impossible to better. I want to give you a number that might help if you’re ever feeling smothered by thoughts of suicide. The number is to the Suicide Prevention Hotline, a hotline set up to help prevent suicides around the country. The number is (877)-727-4747. In your email, you talk about how you really want to feel alive and that you’re sick of the dejavu you’ve been feeling. I’m wondering if there’s anything you did before that made you feel happy. Sometimes when you’re feeling in a better mood, it may be easier to do some activities you used to do, or even pick up some new hobbies. I really hope things get better for you. If you want to talk to a fellow teen some more about your situation, TEEN LINE is open seven days a week from 6 to 10 PM PST. Our number is (310) 855-4673. We also have a live chat option on our website: www.teenlineonline.org. We are here to listen.
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