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I can’t appreciate myself for who I am but I’d like to. But how?

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Emotional advice For awhile now, I’ve been showing numerous signs of depression and anxiety. I’ve stopped seeing the point in life, I don’t find joy in activities I used to love, I often think of suicide, etc. During this time, I’ve lost much self respect. I will do whatever it takes to make people around me happy even if it hurts me.

I’ve started to do this daily. Doing such causes me a lot of pain and I want to seek help but I don’t know how. I have pretty bad trust issues. I don’t have anyone in my life who I’d consider talking to. I am not in a situation where I have the resources to seek professional help.

I wish I loved myself. I wish I could go back to how I was before. No matter what I do, I always finding myself loving others more than me. The people I love don’t quite feel the same. I have been back stabbed by them before yet I choose to forgive them.

I think this is to prevent myself from feeling too lonely. I’ve never had someone to talk to or that I’ve felt close to, if I did, they always ended up leaving me.

I decided to write here today because of someone I talked to today. I was having a panic attack and this person asked me if I wanted to step aside and talk. I told them that I was completely fine, I told them I just had allergies and I had yawned, and that I wasn’t crying. I didn’t want to bother the person with my issues.

This person put a hand on my back. It made me feel like someone in the world really cared about me. Even though we hadn’t addressed any of my problems, I felt that even if there’s no one in life who I believe cares, maybe others in the world might.

It made me realize I want to stop lying to myself. I clearly wasn’t okay but why did I lie? I’d like to receive the help I need. I really want to enjoy my life, but at the moment it’s not possible. I’d really appreciate any advice you could give me.

I can’t appreciate myself for who I am but I’d like to. But how?

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Vivian
Please tell us more about yourself. Age? Are you a student away at school or at home? Do you have a best friend?

Glad you felt some comfort when someone put their hand on your back.

I can’t appreciate myself for who I am but I’d like to. But how?

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I’m in high school, living at home and yes, I do but I’m not sure how to tell them or if they’d understand.

I can’t appreciate myself for who I am but I’d like to. But how?

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Here’s a phrase you might use:

“I’m just not having a good day. Thanks for asking.”


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