I Want A Reason To LiveSuicideI Want A Reason To Live<div class="ExternalClass750CBE268F2B47FD882C099B5F275789"><div class="ExternalClassDBB149BC5CBA4980BD63E8CA8752D4AE" style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;"><p>​<span>I've never felt loved by anyone other than my parents, and my brother constantly harasses me. I don't feel safe or happy around him. I hate a lot of my teachers at school and I feel like being in their class is torture. Even though my family does many fun activities, I still don't​ feel like there is anything worth being happy for. People at school bully me, make fun of me for being a ginger.  I really just don't want to go to school as I feel unsafe there. I want a reason to live. </span></p></div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClassE1F302F4F50347A191FEFE6A56CB4F12"><div style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><p class="MsoNormal"><span>We are glad you are continuing to reach out, it is the brave and wise thing to do when we are feeling we are feeling like there is no reason to be happy and you are feeling unsafe as you conveyed in your email.   We can appreciate the burden you are feeling with school, not liking your teachers, and especially with the bullying.  There is no question that can make things difficult, especially if we do not balance those life experiences with those that we like and like to do.  You did not mention anything that you enjoy, and enjoy doing.  That would indicate you are reacting so strongly to the negative aspects, it is keeping you from that which you enjoy.  There is no shame or judgement here, nor is there any finger pointing. And, we are not discounting the situation you relayed being a difficult one.  The key is to spend some time focusing on doing things you like to do and enjoy.  That helps us to reduce the strain of the unpleasant things going on by empowering ourselves to feel joy and happiness.  It might seem hard at first to find the energy and motivation, yet keep at it.  The more attention and energy we give ourselves towards our happiness, the less impact the words and action of others have on us.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>Please tell your parents about the suicidal thoughts that you are having right away.  This is not something that you should keep to yourself.  When you talk to your parents, be direct.  Say something like "I wanted to let you know that the bullying has become so bad that I am having thoughts of ending my life."  Do not use other phrasing, tell them exactly how you feel.  Tell them you are feeling suicidal.  If you do not feel like you can say this out loud, consider writing them a letter or printing this email and showing it to them.  You stated that your parents love you.  They would want to know that you are feeling this way.  They can't help you unless they know how much things are bothering you.  Be brave, take a deep breath and stick up for your future self.  You deserve to get help the help that you need so things can start turning around and you can start to feel better.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>We want you t</span><span>o know we are here for you.  We are available to talk 24/7, reach out anytime - 1-800-448-3000.</span><br></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sincerely,</span><br></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>Larry – Counselor</span></p></div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span> </div>12

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