My Parents Are Angry About The Hospital BillsFamilyMy Parents Are Angry About The Hospital Bills<div class="ExternalClass51BAC445A46441929B51FDEAEE2F237F"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;color:#15232b;">My parents are calling me hurtful names and saying that it is my fault for the hospital bills because I tried to kill myself. I'm just tired of it. </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass64A0C782890746A59972D8E0029C3BB6"><p>​Thank you for reaching out to Your Life Your Voice today. It sounds like you have a lot going on, so that is understandable if you are feeling overwhelmed. We are so glad that you found the courage to reach out and ask for help today!</p><p>We are sorry to hear the situation that is going on between you and your parents. Sometimes parents say things that they do not mean when they are stressed, scared, worried, or overwhelmed. Have you tried talking with your parents about how their words make you feel? This might be a good conversation to have with them so that they are aware of how their words and actions are causing you to feel. If you don't feel like you can have this conversation with them face to face, would you be open to writing them a letter? Here is a great article that talks about writing letters to parents: <a href="/Pages/tip-letter-to-your-parents.aspx?Topic=Family">Writing a Letter to Your Parents (yourlifeyourvoice.org)</a>. This might be a better way to communicate how you are feeling as you will not be interrupted, talked over, or stopped while you are writing your feelings. This will be a way for you to express EVERYTHING you are feeling, and it also allows your parents time to read and reflect on what you are saying.</p><p>It may also help to talk with someone else you trust about this. Do you have a school counselor, teacher, family friend, or even a coach that you would be open to sharing with? It may help to get other people involved so that you can receive the support you need. You can also always talk with us here at Your Life Your Voice. Crisis Counselors are available 24/7 to provide whatever support or guidance possible. Besides email, you can also communicate with us via phone or text. <br></p><p>Mental health and your safety is important, so please let someone know if you are having these suicidal thoughts again. If you don't feel comfortable telling your parents, please find another trusted adult or call 9-1-1. Your life matters and there are people out there that are willing to help once you ask! It may also help to implement a Safety Plan if you have not already. This plan identifies your triggers/warning signs, lists safe coping strategies to utilize, provides you with people to call or places to go, and also reminds you of your reasons for living. Please take some time to look through this article that talks about Safety Plans and even provides you with a worksheet that you can complete while you are creating your own: <a href="/Pages/tip-creating-a-safety-plan.aspx?Topic=Suicidal%20Thoughts">Creating a Safety Plan (yourlifeyourvoice.org)</a>.</p><p>Hopefully these suggestions can point you in the right direction on what to do next. Remember that you are not alone in this! Your Life Your Voice is available to provide support 24/7, so please don't hesitate to reach back out. <br></p><p>Stay safe, <br></p><p>​Michaela, Crisis Counselor <br></p></div>13

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