Hi @Monica1997 - welcome to ReachOut. I'm really glad that you found a place to talk about what's going on and how you are feeling at the moment. The stress of Year 12 can affect people in different ways, but it sounds like you suspect this is something a bit more intense than the regular pressure of school. Have you spoken to anyone about the self harm or the feelings of darkness - a parent, a friend, a teacher, a counsellor at Lifeline? I know how intimidating that conversation can be, but the people who love you can help you when you're struggling - whether that means going to visit a GP with you, or just listening over a cuppa.
Also we launched this really cool new page today called The Toolbox, which has a little quiz that can help point you in the right direction for helpful apps and tools and services. Do you feel up to giving it a go?
Hey @Monica1997, Welcome to Reach Out! It sounds like you're going through a really rough time at the moment and the fact that it sounds like you're trying to go through it on your own can make things seem even rougher ): I just want to second @ElleBelle's idea of reaching out to someone in your life whether it's a teacher, parent, friend, school counsellor or a professional service like Lifeline (totally not as scary as it sounds, promise!). If you're not quite ready for that yet, remember that everyone at Reach Out is here for you!
Hope you're having a bit of a better week this week and good luck with your HSC!
I just wanted to touch base and see how you have been going over the past month?
It sounds like you have been experiencing a lot of overwhelming emotions. How have they been?
Year 12 is a very full on year. How have you gone with exam period? Are you close to being finished?
Being able to go back to feeling like yourself is really important. Everyone here on the RO forums are happy to listen and help support you through the process of finding help and strategies.
We would love to hear how you are going, if you want to share.
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