I've Been Getting WorseFeelingsI've Been Getting Worse<div class="ExternalClass4AFA448125FF46DC8447A2EA394DD704"><p style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;">​<span>Hi. I've messaged you before, but I need help again. I've been getting worse and worse. I don't want to eat very much anymore, partially because I've just lost my appetite, but also because I'm trying to lose weight. I know it's not healthy, but whenever I try to eat enough I feel gross and fat afterwards. I've also been thinking even worse of myself than before. I can't even glance at a mirror without feeling disgusted by myself. Everyone tells me I look fine, but I don't believe them anymore. I've been increasingly dependent on Youtubers and music to make me happy. I spend nearly all my time in my room, and my parents don't know a thing about what I'm going through in my mind aside from the fact that I isolate myself from others. They say that I've got no reason to be this way, which I guessed was the sort of reaction I'd get. I haven't even told them yet that I'm concerned that I might have depression, and their reactions to what they currently know (which is nearly nothing) is enough to keep me from telling them. I've also told my friend that if they ever get sick of their life (which is worse than mine by a lot) I'll run away with them. I'm not even exaggerating or making an empty promise when I tell them that. I would love to run away from all my troubles. It would certainly be better than where I am right now. I know I'm a waste of time to try and help, but I'm becoming rather desperate. I really need help.  </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClass0B8DDF67B3C44762AB22537A474A52CA"><div><div class="ExternalClass4AFA448125FF46DC8447A2EA394DD704"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>We are glad you decided to reach back out for support when you needed it. It sounds like you have been really hard on yourself and haven’t been thinking too highly of yourself. You deserve to have love and respect, not only from others but also from yourself. Weight, or clothes size does not define who you are, it matters that you are healthy. If you are concerned of your weight and want to reach a healthy weight, there are healthy ways to do that where you actually get to eat good foods and that make you feel good.  You should care about your health, because you deserve to be healthy. The next time you look in the mirror and have those negative thoughts about yourself, stop, and tell yourself that you are beautiful and you deserve to love you and that you do love you. You can even put sticky notes or a note next to your mirror of nice things you can say to yourself when you are in front of a mirror. </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’s good that you have things like music and Youtube that you can refer to provide entertainment and happiness, it can be good to try new activities to find other ways to make you happy and throughout life you can work to find out what those things are. If you feel though, that you are not working through your feelings, it may be time to talk to a trusted adult or have a serious talk with your parents and ask them if you are able to talk to a counselor even though they think you have nothing to feel bad about, the fact is that you do have those feelings and would like to talk to someone to deal with them in a healthy way.</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>Stay Strong!</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;">Brittany, Counselor</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div></div> </div>12

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