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i am in high school. my family is verbally and mentally abusive. They just want to keep me down and are constantly keeping me from my friends. I was once suicidal but i am not anymore. I have extremely bad anxiety and i struggle getting out of bed some days.
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Hi Vic, sorry about the problems you are having at home and I pray that things will get better for you soon.  I would suggest that you hold a family intervention on your own behalf.  Tell your family that you would like to set some time aside to talk to them about some emerging feelings you are having.  When they comply to that tell them that you will need a certain amount of time to express your views and concerns without interruption. Like 10 minutes or so. Tell them they are not allowed to say anything or you will end the intervention and seek another solution.  They should respond favourably to that. Then you would have prepared a paper from where you will read addressing all your concerns, views and feeling on what you feel. You need to tell your parents that you need some slack here. They have raised you right but they need to lossen the grip some since you are soon to be going on to post secondary education out of town and need to feel mature enough to handle life on your own. Its hard at times for parents to view their offsprings as growing up.  They mean well but may have to be reminded that you are growing up and need to be allowed to make your own dicisions. By not doing that they are impeading your growth to adulthood. This should put them in shock and I am sure they will see you in a new light.  See children are not born with an operator's manual. So try to understand where they are coming from when expressing you views. Good luck and I hope this works for you. If it doesn't come back here and I may have other suggestions for you to try. Papasmurf, A.K.A. Rick B.
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I've struggled with hurts, hang-ups and habits, and there's been a lot of improvement for me. I've been working the 8 Principles of Celebrate Recovery. Part of my continued healing is that I share with others the solution. The 8 Principles of CR are:

1) Realize I’m not God. I admit that I’m powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing, and that my life has become unmanageable.
2) Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to him, and that he has the power to help me recover.
3) Consciously commit my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
4) Openly examine and confess my faults to God, to myself and to someone I trust.
5) Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to do in my life, and humbly ask him to remove my character defects.
6) Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.
7) Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading and prayer in order to know God and his will for my life and to gain the power to follow his will.
8) Yield myself to God to be used to bring this good news to others, both by my example and by my words.

Celebrate Recovery, a fellowship of people recovering from hurts, hang-ups and habits. To find a group:

My recovery story, plus other information for life, can be found here:

Thanks for reading this.

May peace be with you,
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Hey.. Chin up I know it's tough, especially when you feel people are against you. To answer your question... Yes it is worth it.try expressing your feelings to your closest family member and ask that person to share your thoughts with everyone.  You need to think about you and if your sincere attempt to talk to your family and express how your feeling doesnt works.Then you shouldn't let it get to you,  maybe they are suffering from there own insecuritys, usually people take kindness for granted and do not try too hard, believe it or not trying too hard can actually have negative effects.. They might have a strange way of showing it but your family will be there for you. Stay cool. Keep the head up and do you... Don't for got to rock milk every moment where only here for a short time.. Get around like minded positive people.. I'm reading the book, how to make friends an influence people. It sounds kinda wack but it's amazing you should buy it... It will help you to deal with people and help u understand how people think.. Big up yourself.

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