Web Toolbar by Wibiya
 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

11 HOURS AGO You asked, we answered: All of your period problems explained: http://t.co/m2z8rSRDk4 pic.twitter.com/uDc7ZhRphV

12 HOURS AGO Now we know our A-B-Cs...and AAs and Ds and DDs! : http://t.co/2x8U6KXZE0 pic.twitter.com/MUU78ifVQZ

13 HOURS AGO *Nail* your mani this summer with these swoon-worthy shades: http://t.co/9SZQnQpniY pic.twitter.com/U05xIS5hWD

 

sponsored links

Hurting on the inside...

 

I have no idea what’s wrong with me. I'm very outgoing, I have really good friends, and an OK family life, but I think I might have depression.


I will be really happy one second and sad the next. I have been anorexic and bulimic, and I cut myself. I have also tried to kill myself two times, but other than that I am a very happy person. I am very preppy. I like to wear bright shirts and skirts and jeans. I'm also a positive person most of the time.

 

Most of my friends know about my eating problem. I told them that I don't do it anymore, even though I do. My friends are very judgmental and sometimes make jokes about emo people cutting themselves.

 

I need help. I was going to go to a school counselor and keep the problem private, but with budget cuts our school had to cut counselors. I really know deep down that I need help, but I am too scared. I don't want to go to a counselor or therapist who pretends to care. I also don't want to go to a rehab facility.


Hey girl,

That's some serious stuff, but please remember that you’re not alone and you shouldn’t have to deal with this alone. Find someone you feel totally comfortable around. Make it someone who you know won’t judge you. It could be an older sib, a BFF, a trusted teacher or your fave aunt. Tell them how you’re feeling. It’ll be sooo good to just let it all out.


The person you tell will help you figure out the best thing to do. Your sitch seems pretty serious, so you may want to consider professional help. If you start working on this problem before it gets too serious or blown out of proportion, you’ll probably never have to go to a rehab facility to deal with it. Find a counselor or therapist who you trust. It’s fine to shop around…if you get stuck with someone who you don’t like, it’s OK to switch doctors.


Another way of dealing is to distract yourself. Focus on what makes you feel good and happy. Do you love letting everything out into a journal? All about getting your emotions out on a good run? Really into rockin’ out? Let your stress go in positive ways instead of negative ones. And while you’re at it make a li’l list of all the things you’re grateful for Or add pics of you and your friends or collage up concert tix or other souvenirs of fun times. Hang it on your wall for inspiration any time you get sad.


So, don’t be sad, girl. It’s sounds like you’re going through a tough time, but please remember that you’re not alone. Seek the help of others, focus on positive ways to improve yourself and have faith in yourself. I know you can do it!


 -Cara T.

GOT YOUR OWN TOUGH STUFF SITCH? CLICK HERE to submit your own problem to be answered on Girl Talk!

POSTED ON 7/7/2009 7:00:00 AM

POSTED IN ,

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
X
 
Ahh, summer lovin'. Do you think summer flings can last?


 
 

Win it: Visit all your favorite villains in The Isle of the Lost!

 

 

Ever wonder what happened to all of your excellently evil Disney faves? Enter for a chance to check out the new generation of bad guys (and girls) in The Isle of the Lost, a prequel to Disney Channel's Descendants!

CLICK HERE for your chance to win.

 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links