Is It Worth Living?SuicideIs It Worth Living?<div class="ExternalClass5CC86FC2A64D44D69E36B09831AC693B"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;"><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;">So uh, I don't really know who to turn to. The last two years have been really difficult for me, whether it be my depression, anxiety, grades, failed friendships or my failed attempts of suicide. I've tried talking to people; my mom, girlfriend, online friends. I've sought out support from many people and I guess no one has cared enough to actually help. They all say that they would stand by me, that they would help me through it but everyone has left me. So many things have happened to me to me this year, so many...revolting things that I can't even being to describe to anyone.  So, I guess what I'm really trying to ask, is it really worth it? Living? I honestly don't think so. I realize most everyone just thinks that I'm just a girl trying to get attention, that none of what I feel is true because hey I'm just an over dramatic, hormonal teenage girl...but I don't know... maybe they're right. Maybe I am just starved for attention and that I just need to go outside in the sunshine and do yoga or whatever kind of stuff people normally say. I just need somebody to talk to...to make me change my mind about life... to help me. ​</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span> </div><div class="ExternalClass1082D90CE7904FAA94A42B320BA6E79F"><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">​Yes, life is worth living.  However, we can sense the frustrations that you are feeling.  Sometimes life can feel pretty painful.  It sounds like you have a lot of people rooting for you as you work your way through this difficult time. Sometimes when we seek help from family and friends it can feel like they don't care about your situation but in reality they are just as confused as you as to what to do.  When you share your feelings, they may just look at you blankly, but inside their mind is turning, thinking what should I do? What should I say?  It sounds like they are telling you that they will stand by you but haven't.  Be honest with them about your disappointment.  Tell them that it hurts when they say that they will be there for you and you do not feel their support.  These statements might surprise them because they feel that they are being supportive but explain to them why you are feeling alone and what they can do to better support you.  Then ask them to help you find a professional therapist so you can talk to someone on an ongoing basis about the problems you are facing.  Things can get better but it is going to take some transparency on your part.  By expressing your feelings, you are not being overly dramatic, you are just being honest.  Things are rough and you need help.  Your feelings are real and they are yours.  Own them, tell others about them and ask them to help you to stay motivated to follow through and get the help that you deserve.  Yes, coping skills such as yoga, getting outside and talking can help but when it comes to serious problems those coping skills need to be coupled with serious professional help.  Let us know if you need help finding these kind of services in your area.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">We will be here for you if you would like to talk,</span> </p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Sara, Counselor</span> </p></div>13

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