“I have no friends it’s really hard.”

This question was submitted to Kids Help Phone by a young person and answered by one of our professional counsellors.


K i ahev issues cause i edit my self alot and i dont know what to do cause i get bullied pretty bad at school i get notes left on my binder and stuff and they usally go like this ” you should go f*** you’re self you little f***** go edit you edit” and i have no friends it’s rewally hard i dont tell my parents cause ive been in the hospital before for attempting to edit and stuff and im scared they will [upt me in the hospital again and in thinking about edit again I NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sounds like you are feeling pretty miserable.Glad you reached out and to talk about whats going on. I am wondering if you are feeling lonely too? I imagine that you are. Your post mentions that you don’t want to tell your mom or dad about whats going on. If your parents do not know how things are for you, how can they help? If you don’t let them know they do not have the opportunity to help you. I encourage you to tell them how you are feeling. Are there other trusted adults in your life? Someone that you can talk to. Someone that knows how sad you are feeling. How about letting them know? How about counselling? If you have a counsellor how about letting them know how you are feeling? Or if you don’t we can give you numbers 1-800-668-6868. Having someone to talk to that you feel understands you can help with how you are feeling so much. In addition to having someone to talk to about how you are feeling how counselling can help you come up with different ways of coping with emotional pain; rather than the self harm that you have been resorting to. Talking with a counsellor can help you to strategize and find ways to cope with the bullying behaviour. You are dealing with a lot of things on your own. I encourage you to continue to reach out and get some support. Know that we are here for you if you want to phone or write again…anytime, we are always here. Take care of you.