DesperateFeelingsDesperate<div class="ExternalClassBC0F83AE84EE4CA4A73476A7246CC5AB"><p>​<span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4" style="">I am talking to you because I am desperate. I don't know what to do. I have been struggling with depression and anxiety for seven months now, and the medication is not helping me. If it wasn't for my family and friends I would have killed myself already, but I don't want to let them down. They will feel guilty and I don't want that for them. I want them to be happy, because they deserve it. I am a failure. Everything I do is wrong and I find myself picking my skin to relieve the anxiety and pain I feel within my soul. It's unbearable, keeping me awake at night. Sometimes I think about going to a mental hospital, but I am too scared to go on my own. What will my family think of me? I feel like I am a crazy person. I am worthless, helpless and stupid. I shouldn't be here. I am so sorry to bother you, but I can't talk about this with my loved ones.</span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass1998B73643854A0AAB46917306D30FBD"><p> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">Thank you for reaching out for help today when you are battling so many different thoughts. Reaching out for help when you feel like this is the best way to get the help you are needing right now; you are an incredibly strong young lady to even reaching out in this moment. These thoughts are scary for anyone to go through, and it is important to reach out for help to those around us.</span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">Feeling like you don't want to live anymore is a very serious and potentially dangerous. We are glad that you felt comfortable enough to come to us with this information; we understand talking about suicidal thoughts is never easy or comfortable but doing so is incredibly smart and brave. We can always be a resources for you when you are feeling this way so that you don't have to go through it alone. We encourage you to tell someone how you are feeling. It is so important for others to know exactly what is going on so they can better help you. A couple good options of people to talk to include a parent or adult relative. Without you telling these people exactly how bad things have gotten for you, they won't know how or when to best help you. If at any point you are not feeling safe from suicide, do not hesitate to call 911 or go to the local emergency room for some help.</span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">It can be scary to think about going to the hospital, but by no means does going to the hospital mean that you are crazy. On the contrary, going to the hospital is a smart and brave thing to do when you are needing help; you would be showing courage to recognize when you are needing help and resourcefulness to go to a place where you would get that help. Also, going to the hospital is just one step to being the best version of yourself that you can be, and that is an amazing thing!</span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">Because you have a lot going on for you right now, we would really like for you to get in contact with us so that we can help. The best way to get help is by calling us at (800) 448-3000, but you can also text and chat with us through our website </span> <a href="/"> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">www.yourlifeyourvoice.org</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">. We would very much like to hear from you sooner rather than later so we can best help you.</span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">In addition to using our website to contact us, there are a lot of great resources for a lot of the feelings you are experiencing. Right away, here are a few that you might find helpful: </span></p><ul><li> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">Suicide: </span> <a href="/Pages/tip-Suicidal-Thoughts.aspx"> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-Suicidal-Thoughts.aspx</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">  </span></li><li> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">The Hope Box: </span> <a href="/Pages/tip-hope-box.aspx"> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-hope-box.aspx</span></a></li><li> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">12 Steps to Overcome Depression: </span> <a href="/Pages/tip-12-steps-to-overcome-depression.aspx"> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-12-steps-to-overcome-depression.aspx</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4"> </span></li><li> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">10 Ways to See Happiness: </span> <a href="/Pages/tip-10-ways-to-see-happiness.aspx"> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-10-ways-to-see-happiness.aspx</span></a></li></ul><p> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">Of course, these are only a small portion of the tips we have on our website. Please follow this link to see the rest of our resources: </span> <a href="/Pages/Tips.aspx"> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/Tips.aspx</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4"> .</span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">Please take care of yourself and know that suicide is never the answer; we want to help you find another answers.</span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">PC – Counselor</span><br></p></div>20

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