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Not a special teen, I just don't know what to do

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  • Not a special teen, I just don't know what to do

    I am a 14 year old female living in Wisconsin, I will be a freshman in the fall. I have really bad mental health problems, I've had anxiety almost my entire life and 4 years ago I developed depression. I began to selfharm the beginning of 8th grade but it just continues to get worse. My mother is a well educated person and is a dedicated nurse, she has dealt with mentally ill people in her work but she doesn't seem to know how to help me or act around me. My father is the reason for my eating disordered problems and has also been a danger to many others in the past. Everyday I contemplate suicide, and nothing is getting better in my situation. I cant think of any other option, all I know is I need to get out of the house I live in and away from my life.

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    Hi, thanks so much for reaching out today, it took significant courage. It sounds like you’re dealing with a lot right now. It takes incredible strength to cope with anxiety, depression, self-harming, and disordered eating. Your perseverance and hope for the future are admirable.

    Your safety is our number one concern. If you are thinking of taking your life you can always reach out to us and another option is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800.273.8255 To Write Love On Her Arms is another good resource around self-harm their website is and they also have a text line for that text TWLOHA TO 741-741 It sounds like the relationship with your parents is kind of strained right now and that can be really stressful. If you ever want to talk to your parents with the help of a neutral mediator we offer a conference call service where we can facilitate that conversation if you think it will help you be better heard.

    Again we’re really glad you reached out to us. It’s really good that you are so proactive about taking care of yourself. If you would like to talk further about anything going on, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or chat with us. We are here for you and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
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