my name is jack and im 17
about 2 months ago i was admitted to inpatient unit after having blood tests and talks with various doctors, for a suicide attempt. I did it coz my life was well crap to say the least. I hate my stepdad who seems great to other people but threatens me with anything he can i.e a week ago he cancelled my provisional licence a couple of days before it was on after i had been waiting for it for a month. I seem to have been born into the wrong family none of them like the outdoors and they mostly do it for me. My stepdad is 20 years older then my mum yes thats right 20 years. I am on bloody zoloft or something which doesn't let me cry and vent my frustration. So i just slope around all day watching tv and sleeping. I mean for me at the moment life isn't really worth living the thing im scared of is i come back as someone else in like a second life that is the only thing stopping me from doing it again. Thanks for listening it really helps when i can talk to all of you
thanks again jack
Have you talked to your mom about how you feel? What about friends? Get involved in something outside the home such as a school activity or a church youth group. Things will get better. You are young still and have the ability to choose which direction to take your life in. There are so many oppertunities out there. Take advantage of that. God Bless.
yeh my mum knows as she was there when i was admitted and actually called the ambulance. I feel way to depressed to do anything out of the house all though i am proud to say i am gonna vent my anger and frustration towards my stepdad by body building
That is not the answer. If you body build, do it for you and not out of anger. Why are you having such problems with your step dad? Have you talked to your mom about that? Also are you british? Just wondered witht the "mum" and "cheers"
I know that there are a lot of pressures and what not at this stage of your life. I do remember, but I know that in time things can get better. I think if you set some small goals for yourself and accomplish them one by one you might feel better. I know it sounds silly, but it may help to do some good for your self. Maybe do some good around the house as well and suprise both your mom and stepdad, that way he won't have anything to get on you about. Have you tried talking to your stepdad and letting him know how you feel? No yelling, just talking guy to guy?
I hope you feel better soon. Try to keep busy and keep talking to people about your feelings the way you have. That is one giant step you have taken.
Hi Jack well it does get better believe it or not. When I was in my late teens I had some big problems. I felt the same way and had a severe breakdown then suddenly something happend and as I got more freedom and could start doing something about what I didn't like in my life my confidance started to improve and I valued life. I also prayed everyday during that time for gods guidance and help to overcome my pain and it worked. I thank God everyday now that I didn't hurt myself because life is so wonderful. You haven't even begun yet so dont end it now before you have had a chance to see how great it is to be alive. I think that you should wait it out and pray. Right now you are still under your parents care but in a year or two you can be on your own. Once you get out there on your own and start doing things on your own I think that your confidence will increase. Find people that enjoy doing the same things as you, you dont have to go outdoors with your family, go on your own. Take a long walk on the beach or through the park, do something that you love every day and breath fresh air. DO you have a dog? Dogs are great because they love the outdoors. Maybe you can tell your therapist that you think having a dog would be helpful and he can convince your family if you dont have one. Please just remember that this bad time in your life is going to pass no matter how much you think that it wont and you will be so thankful you didn't end it.
You're too young to hate your life! You have to be greatful for what you have.
First of all you have a roof above your head and food on your table and a wrm confortable bed to sleep in.
At your age it may seem like it is the end for you. Believe me you have no idea how mistaken you are. Join a Sports team & keep busy. Don't let this get to you it's not worth it!!!
Hi Jack, if you are having problems on Zoloft then there are loads of other drugs you can try. Are you seeing your doctor on a regular basis? Try and make an appointment every 6 weeks or so and if something isn't working you CAN change it. Are you seeing a psychiatrist or counsellor? This was the MAJOR thing that helped me to understand a lot about myself and other people aswell. If your stepdad is behaving this way then he has a problem too, I'm so sorry it has to impact on you. Please believe all of us when we say it does get better. I'm in my 30's now but was depressed all through my teenage years and didn't get diagnosed until my late 20's so at least you have the ability to get the support you need at a young age. It really helped me to go to the library and read a lot about depression, to understand that it is a biological and psychological illness and both have to be addressed. It is REALLY, REALLY hard to motivate yourself to go out and do things, we've all been through this but you do have to try a bit each day to find something that will get you up, even if its burying yourself in a book. Good luck and keep in touch, you will find a lot of useful advice and support here.