A Lot Like Jonah

Dr. Darcy I have a problem. Well I have a past that I'm not proud of and it's hard. Because I'm alot like Jonah. I've cut myself alot and tried to commit suicide on multiple occasions because I was bullied and had a hard time dealing with my life. Is there anything that I can do to try to help with these thoughts I have?

ANSWER

I’m so sorry you’re going through this.  Anyone who’s been bullied can relate to Jonah Mowry.   There’s nothing worse than having to go to school when you’re scared.  It’s easy to feel all alone and like no one can relate to you – which is why Jonah’s video has gone viral.

You need to tell an adult.  You can’t handle this on your own otherwise you’ll turn to inappropriate ways of dealing with it...like cutting yourself.  Or worse.  Can you imagine if Jonah had killed himself instead of making that video?  Do you know how many kids he helped by choosing to tell his story instead of selfishly killing himself?  What if your story could help others?  Don’t you want to be here to tell it?  Imagine how it would feel to help just one kid.  Starting to feel guilty?  Good.  I’m not above guilting you in the right direction.

Let’s start by getting you into counseling.  Lucky for you, you can get counseling through Skype.  Why is that good?  Because it means you don’t have to leave your house / rely on someone to drive you to therapy every week and it means you can see any therapist you want to see (as long as they do Skype sessions) and not be limited to the therapists who work in your town.  Now take the first step and email me so I can connect you with a therapist (Darcy@AskDrDarcy.com).  You are not alone & I will walk with you every step of the way until you’re in competent hands.

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