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2014 August

Really Bad Panic Attacks

Posted by | Feelings | One Comment

Hi, lately I’ve been having really bad panic attacks. In the past week I had one so bad I was shaking and had to run to the bathroom because I thought I was going to puke. After that the rest of the day I was shaking. I’ve tried telling myself everything’s fine and taking deep breaths but it doesn’t help. Even as I write this I can feel a panic attack coming on. I don’t know what to do. My parents don’t know that I have panic attacks Thanks

Help! My Dad Is An Alcoholic

Posted by | Drugs & Alcohol | One Comment

I need help, My dads an alcoholic and it started when I was age 2 he drinks every night once he’s drank he gives me, my brother and my mum verbal abuse. He just sent in his notice to quit his job and I don’t know how my parents will be able to keep the house without him earning. My parents can’t get a divorce either because they both don’t earn enough to live alone. I also have enough stress with passing my exams and when this builds up it just tips me over the edge. He also doesn’t admit he has a problem, he think its us making it up. I honestly have no idea what to do anymore and I just want to know if there is anything I can do?

Scared In My Own Home

Posted by | Abuse | One Comment

I’m just looking for someone to talk to. My step-dad is emotionally abusive and has sometimes gotten physical with my mom. I don’t know how much more I can take. It’s hard to do school work when he’s constantly yelling at me. What am I supposed to do in this situation? He’s affecting my future and making me feel scared in my own home.

Broken and Fragile

Posted by | Feelings, Suicide | One Comment

Hi, i’m a girl who is insecure. I cut myself and told a friend they told me to stop so I did. But then I started to have problems again so I started cutting. I liked this boy but he did not like me back he started to ignore me and avoided me. I then decided that I don’t like him any more. I started to have thoughts of suicide and was about to stab myself in the heart with a knife but something stopped me. My mom is so mean to me and I know she doesn’t love me so I try to block her out but it does not work. She is always pointing out my flaws and telling me that i’m not smart. One boy who is me “friend” hits me and I don’t do anything because I know if I hit back I wont be able to stop due to all the anger inside. I am planning to run away from home and leave all my problems behind but I don’t know were to go. I was thinking about overdosing on pills and I will once i’m done with 7th grade. Please help me because i’m broken,fragile and needs someone to listen.

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