Given that you wrote into us, FX is thinking that there must be some part of you, somewhere inside of you, that is not completely “done.” FX certainly hears that there is a large part of you that is feeling tired, sad, and overwhelmed in all that have been going through emotionally. But we want you to try and access the part of you that wrote into us, the part of you that is not completely done with life, so that you can get a sense of what you do have to live for. It may take time, work, and trying some new things – but it is possible for things to get better.
For some ideas of what you can look at doing in order to make things better for yourself, please read our answer to If A Therapist Isn’t Working, What Will? Not everything in the answer will necessarily apply to you, but most of the suggestions listed there will.
If you live in northern New Jersey and need help finding a therapist you can call the Access Center from Atlantic Behavioral Health at 888-247-1400. Outside of this area you can log onto the US Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website for referrals in your area. You can also contact your insurance company to get a list of in-network mental health providers or check with your school social worker or psychologist to get a list of referrals in your area.
If you get to the point that you are seriously considering suicide or are afraid of your impulses then you need to seek help immediately. You can call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room. In northern New Jersey you can also call the crisis hotline from Morristown Memorial hospital at 973-540-0100. Outside this area call the Suicide & Crisis Hotline, 1-800-999-9999, 24 hours, 7 days a week.