Away From Home and Feeling Alone
So how do I start? I met my dad when I was 11. He kicked me out when I was 14. I met my mom when I was 15, but I have only seen her 3 times because all she does is do drugs. My dad thinks I’m not his son. He found out my sister was not his daughter, so he thinks I’m not his. My mom lost all 5 of her kids, that’s including me, because she’s 43 and she still does drugs. I haven’t gone to school since I was 14, and I’ve lived on my own since then. There have been times where I’ve had nowhere to sleep or no food. I’m tired of my life. My depression and anxiety never leave me alone. I’m tired and I want to feel loved.
- You are not alone. Many people are dealing with family issues related to addiction. Your parents’ issues do not define you.
- Your being in and out of homes and not having a stable place to live can be hard to cope with.
- Your future success could depend on your continued education.
- Consider seeking assistance from Child Help USA via their hotline number: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) regarding your thoughts of being tired of life.
- Reach out to an adult, any adult, and ask for their help. That could be an extended family member, religious leader, teacher or even a neighbor.
- Have you thought about going back home or seeking help from an adult you trust such as a religious leader or an old guidance counselor or teacher from your former school?
- What would change if you had the support of an adult?
- How will your future look without an education?
- Have you considered connecting with your dad again? Or another adult family member you trust?