My Anxiety Makes Me ClingyFeelingsMy Anxiety Makes Me Clingy<div class="ExternalClass423BE09C0C424F4C9782FA485145FF79"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">I've suffered with anxiety from a very young age the depression just started kicking in 2 years ago. I also suffer from something called parental neglect which is - my parents don't really pay attention to me. Thus. I need attention to feel appreciated, or welcome. People started calling me clingy, and I think about ending it all. What should I do? </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass6402E0843CA54EA4B046CD1D2F7E44BF"><p>​We are glad that you are reaching out for help. It can be challenging to deal with ongoing feelings of depression and anxiety. Sometimes those feelings can be overwhelming and cause you to feel stuck, not knowing what to do. It sounds like this is the case for you. You are taking an important first step by starting to talk about it. Try to journal out some of the feelings that you are having. Use these journal pages to get started:</p><ul><li><a href="/JournalPages/IDYourFeelings.pdf">ID Your Feelings</a></li><li><a href="/JournalPages/YourSafetyYourPlan.pdf">Your Safety Your Plan</a></li><li><a href="/JournalPages/My%20Journal%20Page.pdf">My Journal Page</a></li></ul><p>One of the things that would be helpful for us would be if you would share an example of what is going on in your family that is making you feel like you are suffering from parental neglect? Is there something going on in the home or with your parents that could be a part of why this is happening? </p><p>Have you tried talking to a trusted adult about how you are feeling? Sometimes we do not even realize how we are acting or behaving until someone points it out. As you already may realize, we cannot control others but we can control how we respond to what they say and do. Think about what you can do to try to best understand what might be going on with your parents so you can respond in a neutral way without being hurt by things that you can't control. Try our <a href="/pages/what-can-you-control.aspx">What Can You Control</a> tip to help you with this. </p><p>Challenge yourself to read through and try out the tips and tools in our <a href="/pages/taking-care-of-you.aspx">Taking Care of Yourself Topic.</a> The more that you can do things to feel better about yourself, the more confident you will feel. This has the potential to improve many of the relationships in your life.</p><p>​Please stay in touch. You are important and you matter. </p><p>LO, Counselor <br></p></div>12

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