I feel like none of my friends are actually my friends.

Female, 15 years old, NY

Question/Issue: 

I feel so alone a majority of the time and I feel like none of my friends are actually my friends. I got with a guy and we started dating. Then I was being called a whore. I’m still being called that throughout school and I broke up with him a month ago. Now I’m being called a bitch and worthless amongst other names. I have a suicide plan but I’m not sure I actually want to go. Everything is just hard right now and I don’t know what to do.

Teen Line Wrote: 

Thanks so much for contacting Teen Line. I’m so glad that you’ve decided to reach out. I can’t imagine how hard it must be to feel so isolated and degraded, and it makes total sense that you would be unsure of what to do. You don’t deserve to be treated this way and I want to make sure that you are okay both physically and psychologically.

You mentioned that you have a suicide plan which worries me because my primary concern is your safety. I’d like to provide you with the number for Boys Town National Hotline, available 24/7 at 1 (800) 448 3000 which is full of professional listeners who are more than happy to talk with you. You may also find the number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, available 24/7 at 800-273-8255 to also be a useful resource if you feel the desire to speak with anybody about what you are dealing with.

I’d like to provide you with a few resources regarding conflict resolution and communication that you may find helpful. The first is the reachout link https://au.reachout.com/mental-fitness/communication-skills which provides its users with tips of effective communication and confrontation strategies. If you are having any hardship with coping with what’s been going on, you may find the website http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/pages/tip-99-coping-skills.aspx to be useful in finding a coping mechanism that fits you.

I’m wondering if there is anybody that you could feel comfortable talking to about what’s been going on such as a parent, therapist, school counselor, teacher, coach or sibling. Teen Line listeners unfortunately do not use skype but if you can, I’d strongly recommend that you call Teen Line at (310) 855 4673, available from 6-10pm PST or text us by texting “TEEN” to 839863, available 6pm-9pm  PST. Please feel free to also visit our message board at teenlineonline.org/board, where you will find a safe space to contact others for empathy and support.

Thanks so much for contacting Teen Line and best of luck!

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