I Need Help Feeling Better About Myself

Lately, I've been feeling like killing myself. No, I'm not stupid enough to actually do it, but sometimes I hurt myself. I really feel like I need someone to talk to, and I can't go to my parents or friends. My mom doesn't understand, and my dad and I aren't close. My friends take everything as a joke, so yeah. Anyway, I've been extremely depressed. School started six weeks ago, and I've been losing friends. They've changed, and I seem to be the only one who's the same (besides my depression). I also just broke up with my boyfriend not too long ago, and it's really bothering me because I miss him. I've also been having a hard time keeping my grades up. I do schoolwork from 3.p.m to 10. p.m. which causes me to be even more depressed. My dad's also been getting on to me for not working out, and he doesn't understand how hard I've been working on homework. I never talk to him anymore since he's always working and comes home late. I have many things going on, and I just need help to feel better about myself.
janinelolol janinelolol
22-25, F
2 Responses Sep 21, 2012

Hi Janine. Just wanted to say that you are justified in feeling under pressure, it sounds like your life is full of challenges. But, bear in mind, that there are lots of good things to look forward to, if you are just positive and accept that they will come to you. That sounds like a real hippy thing to say, but I've found it's true. Be strong, be positive, work hard, and things will get better!

Thanks! This was actually from a while ago and I feel much better now, but I really appreciate the advice!

I'm very happy to hear it!

Hi! wow, it really does sound like you have so many different things happening to you at once, and that can be extremely overwhelming. I can understand how you are feeling though. I've felt exactly the same way on many occasions. The best thing you can do is remember that everyone goes through difficult stages in life, and sometimes they're frequent and sometimes they seem like they're lasting forever, but if you stay positive you will make it through and things will get better. Try your best to do whatever makes you happy and try not to let what people say or think interfere with your happiness. Look towards the future and keep doing the best you can do. Goodluck!