My Parents Laughed At MeFamilyMy Parents Laughed At Me<div class="ExternalClassC9ACF6F7152A4F099458272C8322C627"><p style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;">​<span>I'm scared that I'm going to do something to myself. Lately I have been going through a lot. I tried talking to my parents about it they laughed at me. They could careless if I was here and honestly I think that would make them happy, me not being here. I tried talking to my school counselor I just couldn't get everything out. Even if I did, she'd have to call my parents and I'd have to hear them laugh about it more. I've tried every way to talk to them. They don't understand. I don't even have my friends to help me through these situations cause they are never there. They just leave me once I need them.</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClass3958FBB23A6B423481A7C870522AC3CC"><div><div class="ExternalClassC9ACF6F7152A4F099458272C8322C627"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Thank you for contacting Your Life Your Voice.  It isn’t easy to reach out when you are struggling, but we are glad that you did.  One statement that you made in your email that is very concerning.  You indicate that you are scared that you are going to do something to herself.  Are you having suicidal thoughts, or are you having thoughts of self-injury?   If you feel that you are not able to keep yourself safe, reach out for support immediately. This can be by calling 911, talking to a trusted adult, or calling us here at the hotline. We are here to support you and talk to you about what is going on that is causing you to feel this way.  There is help available and you are not alone.</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>It sounds as if you have talked to your school counselor about how you are feeling.  That is a great start.  Be sure that you let your school counselor know that you parents do not take you seriously when you talk to them about your struggles.  It is important that you have support systems in place that you can turn to when you need help.  Sometimes a school counselor can help your parents understand what you are going through.</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Using healthy coping skills can you help get through difficult times. It can take time to find the best the options to heal and cope, but suicide should not be one of those options. For today, let’s make a plan and a promise and a goal to keep you safe. Finding a different outlet to help you work through your feelings in a healthy way would be a wise choice.   I have also attached some tips from the </span><a href="http://www.yourlifeyourvoice/" style="background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);">www.yourlifeyourvoice</a><span> page that you may find helpful</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><a href="/Pages/tip-99-coping-skills.aspx" style="background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-99-coping-skills.aspx</a><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span><a href="/Pages/tip-Suicidal-Thoughts.aspx">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-Suicidal-Thoughts.aspx</a></span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span><a href="/Pages/tip-20-Questions-to-Ask-Yourself-if-You-Feel-Like-Giving-Up.aspx">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-20-Questions-to-Ask-Yourself-if-You-Feel-Like-Giving-Up.aspx</a>.</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>We want you to know that we are here for you.  </span><span>Please take care and let us know how you are doing. </span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;">Nancy, counselor</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div></div> </div>15

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