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Unhappy Feeling so down - January 28th 2012, 03:14 AM

I just can't hardly even go out in public anymore. I have such bad self esteem problems its hard for me to not feel like garbage next to everyone else. I dont even know if this makes sense, but I just really need some support right now =/
   
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Re: Feeling so down - January 28th 2012, 03:25 AM

Im sorry hun=( I don't know of THAT much I can say since I don't know exactly whats going on. But I want you to know that my best friend has a similar issue. It bothers her a lot to be around a bunch of people she doesn't know. But she is the most beautiful girl in the world and the most amazing so she has nothing to be scared of. I find that the most lovely people are the ones that feel self conscious about being around others. I bet you are very beautiful and a very amazing person. You should never have to feel like garbage. The fear is just in your head dude. I can't be the only one that thinks you're beautiful. Keep your head up and try your very best not to worry=) If you ever need someone to talk to, im here=)


   
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Re: Feeling so down - January 28th 2012, 12:02 PM

Hey Kate,

I'm sorry to hear how badly you're thinking of yourself at the moment, i just wanted to leave you a quick message with a few things you could try which may help how you're feeling.

Firstly though, you haven't told us much about why you're feeling this way, do you think you could explain things a little more? How long have you been feeling like this and does anyone know?

If you're suffering from low self-esteem something you can try is to focus on your strengths, rather than thinking only about the negatives. Maybe you could make a list of things you like about yourself and things you're happy with, although i do understand that this can be difficult. That way if you're feeling bad about yourself you can read over them and remind yourself of all the positives, and remember you don't have to show anyone if you don't want. like i said, i don't know if other people know about how you've been feeling, but if your friends and family do know, maybe they could help you with making a list as well.

Also, i don't know if you've looked into the different ways of getting support here on TeenHelp, but take a look at HelpLink and Livehelp - There are loads of lovely staff on here, as well as regular members, who would be happy to listen and talk these things through with you.

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Re: Feeling so down - January 29th 2012, 07:38 PM

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I just can't hardly even go out in public anymore. I have such bad self esteem problems its hard for me to not feel like garbage next to everyone else. I dont even know if this makes sense, but I just really need some support right now =/
I am not much help on this issue. But I just wanted to let you know that you're not alone in this because that pretty much sums up how I feel at the moment I just refuse to go out and be around people I don't know! I find it too intimidating. Even my friends sometimes behave like they are too sophisticated for me!
I feel better after saying that
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Re: Feeling so down - February 4th 2012, 09:47 PM

Sorry to hear your feeling so down, I suffer from depression and feel the same way alot, I find it hard to leave my bedroom I basically live in it, asking for help is the first step. I hope you get as much help as you need, if you ever feel down and in the dumps at any time or just need a chat message me. I don't know your situation so there's not much I can say. Give me a message if you want a chat.
   
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Re: Feeling so down - February 5th 2012, 01:24 AM

I have self-esteem problems, as well.

What I was told to do by an amazing person, here on TH, was to look in the mirror every night, smile, and tell myself two things that I like about myself, one being physical, one being emotional. In the morning, I look the mirror and remind myself of the good things that I will be doing that day, no matter how small.

What I try to remind myself about everyday is that we're all the same, in a way.

I take away people's likes, dislikes, opinions, hobbies, and etc., for a short while, and realize that we're all working toward our goal and we're all looking for our personal meaning in life. It really makes me feel equal with everyone else, even those that make fun of me.

Btw, I think you have looks covered, you're gorgeous!
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Re: Feeling so down - February 5th 2012, 03:01 PM

Trust yourself
You must begin to trust yourself. If you do not then you will forever be looking to others to prove your own merit to you and you will never be satisfied. You will always be asking others what to do, and at the same time resenting those from whom you seek such aid.
   
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Re: Feeling so down - February 5th 2012, 03:13 PM

I think everyone feels that way sometimes, more than others.
I know that tons of people here will support you when your feeling so down.
But for now, just ignore the people because your beautiful and your your own person<3


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Re: Feeling so down - February 5th 2012, 10:06 PM

hey, don't worry, i feel the same way. i never feel comfortable in school, or the mall, walmart, etc. actually, the only public place i feel comfortable in is hot topic. and, you know what, Mercyfall was right, you're beautiful, inside and out. just try to remember that.


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