Post Edited By Moderator (Admin) : 11/15/2004 10:56:53 AM (GMT-7)
I am also a teenager, and I can totally relate to a lot of the feelings you've described. I recently started at a new school, and I have anxiety, depression, and obsessive compulsive tendencies. It's really hard--like no one understands me, I'm all alone in the world, I can't express the pain I'm in . I have to try to act normal while people around me complain about problems in their social lives or with their jobs or grades, and all I'm thinking is "You think you have problems?!?! You can't even imagine how terrible I feel every single day!"
I would definitely suggest getting professional help ASAP. It takes time, but therapy works miracles. I still have my ups and downs, but I am amazed at how much better I feel about myself, my relationships, and my new school. I truly believe it could help you stop worrying about your past and move on to a bright future.
And please, don't hurt yourself! I have been down that road. I know a lot of teens with problems similar to mine from my therapy group, and many have ended up inpatient at a hospital or even gotten themselves into life-threatening situations. It isn't worth it, and God would never want you to punish yourself. (With all due respect, Mr. Waite, I can't help but agree with bag lady. Sasukomoko just asked for help and told us a lot of personal things. You could at least be a little more tactful).
Until you can get professional help, I would suggest keeping yourself busy. Try not to let your mind wander into despair--get your work done, but always put some time aside for yourself. That's something everyone deserves.
Good luck, and God bless.
Post Edited (joeboot) : 12/7/2004 4:14:56 PM (GMT-7)