Confused about life.

Confused about life.

I don’t know what to do.

I’m going crazy and no-one knows or cares. Not even me.

Consider This:

Thank you for writing at a time when  you are not sure what to do.  You have already made a great choice by taking the time to reach out for some help and tell your story.  Here at TeenCentral, we are here to let you know that there are people who care and want to help you.   As life gets crazy, take some time to read through the TeenCentral website.  There are different topics that you might find helpful, but also reading through other teens stories can be powerful.  It helps you realize that others are going through similar situations.  There are also some teens who write back to share their stories years later and doing well.

If you ever feel you need to talk to someone in the moment, please call the national hotline at  1-800-273-TALK.  They are available 24 hours a day to help you.  If you can find a trusted adult to talk through some of your feelings, that would be best.  Sometimes having someone to help you work through your thoughts when you are in the middle of struggling helps to guide you in the right direction.   This person could be a family member, a school teacher or counselor, someone from a church, or a professional counselor.  It is important you talk to someone so they can begin to help you.

Also in the meantime, try to continue to do the things you enjoy to help get your mind off of the stress and allow your body and mind to relax.  Walking is a great way to move your body and releases natural endorphins that help you feel good.  Try to incorporate some kind of exercise and recreational activity every day, even when you do not feel like it.  After a while, you will start to notice it help you manage things better.  If you don’t have a favorite activity, start to try things out to see what you like.

Help Yourself:

  •  Who is an adult that you would feel safe talking to?  If you cannot think of one, who could you contact to help you find a counselor?
  • How would you approach this adult with your problem?
  • What kinds of activities could you incorporate into your daily life to improve your outlook?