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Depressed and suicidal, Anonymous (15)

Trauma has caused me depression. My family has caused my depression. I’m tired of living, I feel useless and hopeless. No matter how many times someone says they care for me and they’re always there for me I don’t feel it. with my 16th birthday coming up in 2 weeks all I’ve been thinking about is not wanting to be alive. every second of the day I think about self-harming myself, I think about just wanting all the pain to end. I don’t know how to talk to anyone about my problems because my emotions don’t have any words. I hate it here. I feel trapped in my own body. I’m literally controlled by my family. they’re literally driving me to suicide

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DEAR TEENAGERS,
DEAR TEENAGERS,
May 22, 2020

You said that you have a hard time talking to others about your problems because your emotions "don't have any words." I think this is a great way of explaining an obstacle that many people, including myself, have to overcome when facing mental illness. When your thoughts are constantly racing and you feel both everything and nothing at once, it can be impossible to explain your problems. I know that it's difficult to have this first conversation to reach out for help, but I promise you it is worth it. Find someone that you feel comfortable sitting down with and try to explain what you're feeling. It is very likely that your explanation won't be cohesive and they will have…

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