Spiraling Out Of ControlFeelingsSpiraling Out Of Control<div class="ExternalClass5FC69A84834B468DB775EE137C86DEF8"><p style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;">​<span>Hello. I've been so upset lately, I think I've got depression. But that could be all in my head. My mum says that I've got this thing where I always think that things are wrong with me. It makes me upset and I feel like I'm crazy because I can't tell what's real or not. And that hurts. People call me really mean things, and the whole pressure from school has really been getting to me. When I'm anxious (or maybe when I think that I'm anxious) I get all panicky and I do terrible things. I'll be honest since I'm hiding behind a screen and this won't hurt me, but I cut myself. Only once. But then a boy asked me out which put a lot of stress on me and he left it for a week so the night before that day, I got so upset that I cut again. I need help. I can't control my anxiety and I feel like I'm just spiraling​ out of control because anything that emotionally hurts me, makes me want to cut. Please help me :( ​</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClass3ECC543B74174511882DBA081583CFFC"><div><div class="ExternalClass5FC69A84834B468DB775EE137C86DEF8"><p style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span style="color:black;">We are glad that you have written in.  When you feel emotional pain, perhaps rather than adding physical pain, you could consider doing something pleasurable like going for a walk, taking a long shower, listening to your favorite music and singing along.  It would be a good distraction for you and a much healthier, better response to your anxiety or emotional stress.  </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span style="color:black;">Life is full of things and people who will upset you and cause anxiety.  Learn how to decrease it by re-directing yourself in a healthy and effective manner.  Cutting or any form of self-harm is not healthy and only makes things worse rather than better.</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span style="color:black;">We will be here for you if you would like to talk about this futher.  Sometimes just talking to a counselor about the feelings that you are having helps to reduce their control on your life.  We know sometimes feelings can be overwhelming.  It is during those times that it is best to talk.  Give us a call 24/7 - 1-800-448-3000.</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>Sincerely,</span><span style="color:navy;"></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 style="color:black;">Pat, Counselor </span><span style="color:navy;"></span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div></div> </div>14

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