Dear Abby: I really need some feedback. When I was 13, I would cut myself. I stopped around 15 after an attempted overdose that didn’t work. I did it because my parents were stressed due to money problems and ignored me or yelled at me a lot. I was also bullied in school. I had just moved here, so there was no one to turn to.
Suddenly, in the last week, I have begun binge eating. I see no hope for me graduating, no hope for my life or my future. I wake up wanting to go back to sleep or overdose. My wrists have throbbed at the thought of wanting to cut again, and last night I had a dream of jumping off a building. All day I have had the same daydream of hitting the ground. I cry randomly for no reason. I have thought of multiple ways to kill myself.
This just started. I can’t see why I can’t be happy. My brother is coming home from Afghanistan. I should be ecstatic.
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