First of all, welcome to HealingWell. I think it is wonderful that you found us. There are a lot of kind and understanding members here and we are happy to have you as part of our family. I think talking to strangers like this is healthy, so you have come to a good place.
Here are some resources for you. You did mention that you thought about suicide so I wanted to put these down for you.
National Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)This is a combined network of the Amerian Association of Suicidology, the National Hopeline Network, CONTACT USA, and many other organizations. Call are automatically routed to the nearest crisis center to the phone from which the call for help is placed.Helpful Web Sites:Suicide Hotlines (listed by state)Suicidal.com (includes Suicide Crisis Center and Depression and Suicide)SuicidalTeens.com
I think it would be good for you to talk to a school counselor. They could help guide you and be a good support system for you. They would help you cope with your mom's alcoholism problems too. My mom was a recovering alcoholic and it was hard living with her. It puts a lot of stress on the family members at times. Do you have any brothers or sisters? I was wondering if you were the only one dealing with it. Is your father supportive of you? I didn't have a father at home and that made it that much more difficult. I was the only child at home too.
I hope that this has helped you some. We have a lot of younger adults, your age, on the forum, so I think that you will feel right at home here.
Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.
I am sorry that you are going through so much with your worries about your mom drinking again. I can understand your fears. My mom was an alcoholic and started drinking when I was young and it really scared me. She stayed away from alcohol most of the time, but then used pills. That was even scarier to me.
Have you thought anymore about getting counseling through school? There are school counselors that are pretty good, so that might be something that you would like to look into.
I hope that you can start having contact with your old friends. That would be wonderful for you.
Keep us posted and let us know what is going on.
Welcome to HealingWell and I am sorry I am late at welcoming you.
WE do have teens onboard and I am sure you will hear from others besides the great advice you have already received.
Know we support you and you are a part of the HealingWell Family.
Good Morning Skillet,
Glad to see you have received some advice from Ellen.
I am going to post a site you may want to take a look at if you have not already been to it. It is full of info and a site that may help you learn some tips to help you deal with the teen years.
You are not alone even though it may feel like you are.
We are here for you so stick with us but don't be afraid to take a look at this site:
IMHO support groups are a place for people to give and receive both emotional and practical support as well as to exchange information. People with health conditions, as well as their friends and families find support groups to be a valuable resource and get confirmation that their feelings are "normal", educate others, or just let off steam. Joining a support group is joining a family .
You are not alone anymore.
Please know coming here is a wonderful and courageous step. You are voicing your fears so you know what they are.
Temporary fluctuations in our self confidence are common, they happen to most of us. Try self talk, tell yourself you are fine. Tell yourself you can go to the party or what ever event you are fearing and that you will be ok. When you began to feel bad, such as being at a party with a whole lot of people you don't know, stop the stinkin thinkin and take a deep breath. Tell your self you are ok, many of the people at the party maybe feel the same way you do.
Keep talking to us and know you are normal.........your just going through a tough time..............You are not weird, you are unique and special. If everyone was the same how boring life would be.
Your own cheering squad.