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Unhappy Overdosing, I'm new to teenhelp - March 6th 2012, 08:35 PM

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I'm feeling pretty desperate right now. This is my first post here. I can't get rid of constant thoughts of hurting myself, especially by overdosing. I have the paracetamol ready. I want to take them so much but I'm scared of my family finding out.. I'm not sure what response I'm expecting, I just don't know what to do anymore. From the outside my life is pretty good, academically especially. So why do I just want to give up and die?
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Re: Overdosing, I'm new to teenhelp - March 6th 2012, 08:47 PM

First off, welcome to TeenHelp and I hope we can help you here!

Secondly, has anything ever happened to you that's made you feel like this?

I know what you mean and the reason I did it was because I was getting stressed with certain parts of my life and maybe this is happening to you?

When did this start, can you remember? The best thing to do is to think back to when this started and then try to figure out why.

You say from the outside your life is good, what's it like from the inside?

Sorry for all the questions, I just need a bit more back ground before giving advice. The best advice I can give for you right now is: hang in there! We're all here for you!!

Feel free to PM me if you need to!


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22/12/2014 was the last date I self-harmed. The longest I have gone so far is 1 year, 2 months and 5 days. This time, I hope I can give up! New record: 1 year 6 months! Yay!!
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Re: Overdosing, I'm new to teenhelp - March 6th 2012, 08:54 PM

Thanks. Well my mum died nearly two years ago now, and I've denied that it's why I'm depressed for a long time, because I felt like this sometimes before it happened, but it's definitely been getting worse since. I feel like I need her and can't accept life without her. I've always had low self esteem.. I guess she was the only person who ever truly made me feel better.
It just feels painful from the inside. A lot of the time I don't even know why I'm hurting, my chest just feels tight and I get a lump in my throat and I want to give up. I've ODed before and I hated how it made my dad feel but somehow I still want to do it again, more than ever.
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Re: Overdosing, I'm new to teenhelp - March 6th 2012, 09:57 PM

Hi there :-)

Firstly welcome to teenhelp. It's really great you've posted in here for some support and advice.

You have lost your mum. That's a pretty traumatic event to have to go through and it's understandable that you feel this way. I've never lost anyone close to me before. I thought I was going to lose my mum once and I can't begin to explain how that made me feel. I'm not going to tell you I understand because I don't. But I do know that grieving takes times. And that's hard because when we feel suicidal, it feels like that's the one thing we really don't have. I wanted to encourage you try and post in the death and grieving forums. It might be that if you post in there, you might be more likely to get advice from people who have been through similar experiences to you in regards to you losing your mum.

I wish I had something to say which could make it all better and although I don't, I want to make sure you know that it does get better. I know it's hard to believe that right now but it does get better. This is not going to last forever. And I know these feelings are hard to deal with and they cause pain, but they're not going to hurt you. It's natural to feel this way and you're more than welcome to talk to us about how it has made you feel.

Have you thought about talking to anyone? I know it can be hard reaching out and you have done really well to come to us here, but sometimes having someone there to talk to and rely on can really help. You're not alone in this and you never will be. People love and care about you and it's okay to let them in and ask for there help.

I hope this helps a little. Keep your chin up and keep fighting. You can do this.

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