Tonight we talked about someone we know and how they only said they were a cutter to get attention.
You are not pathetic, don’t ever think that! First, addressing the issue of people cutting “for attention”, in my eyes if someone is willing to go as far as self harming for attention than they need that attention. Give it to them. Maybe they just need to know someone recognizes their existence, maybe they need someone to lend an ear to listen to them, or maybe they need a shoulder to cry on. Whatever it is, I would hope someone would step in to give that to them and to help. If you can’t be that person there are plenty of resources out there for them. Direct them to a counselor of some sort, or tell a school counselor that you think they need someone to talk to. Secondly I’ve found that a lot of teens (and people in general) are rarely self harming for attention. Many do it to deal with emotional levels that they cannot currently deal with in a non-physical way. It’s rough, but you can and will get through it. You will become a stronger, more empathetic, person because of it. Also, it’s ok if you’re wary of telling those close to you. It’s a very difficult thing to talk about, especially with friends. But it helps to talk. If you don’t have any friends that you feel comfortable turning to, go to a trusted adult. I know this is the advice everyone gives but that’s because it can help. So do it, you’re worth it <3
Am i the only one who thinks its so sad and heartbreaking when you hear little 14 who drink, do drugs, smoke, have sex, get fingered ect. When i was 14 i was in 9th grade and it was the first time i had ever even hung out with a guy. I am 15 and have never kissed a boy, or smoked, done drugs anything.and i am proud of it. i think all of these kids just need some serious help. its no wonder everyone hates our generation!
It had nothing to do with your generation, or the individuals that make up your generation, it’s the society you all were raised in. You guys are constantly surrounded by images of sultry pop stars and sexualized models. Some were influenced by it, others were not. I would just say don’t be too quick to judge. You don’t know anyone’s backstory but your own so you have no idea why someone may be doing what they are doing. Tearing someone else down will not build you up. Be empathetic. Live from a place of compassion, and speak with love.