Feeling like Giving up /hopeless

I feel like giving up on life and just end it completely but I don’t want to die .I feel overwhelmed and tired everyday.Sometimes I get really bad headaches which last for a full day or for awhile .
I don’t really feel like opening up to anyone, I’m scared to be ostracised or being labeled as an attention seeker.being judged in general .this is also because I am also scared that I am overeating and all of this is nothing.

Hi @anonymous273

Thanks for coming here to share your struggles with us. I think it takes a lot of strength and courage to reach out and talk about how you are feeling. Do know that your feelings are valid and important to voice out!

It sounds like you have been struggling for some time already and it seems you are concerned about telling others as you are worried about how people think of you and somehow their opinions of you are important. I wonder if it means that these people are close and important to you, thus you feel worried how they might respond when you share your feelings with them. If they really are important to you, I am sure you are important to them as well. Which means they would likely want to support you if you do reach out to them. That is what relationships and friendships are supposed to be like. You would support each other when there is a need.

From your sharing, it seems like you are tired of things that are happening in your life but you still are motivated to push forward. It could be your goals, loved ones or other things; do know that these are your protective factors (they keep you from hurting yourself) and it is important to be more connected with them when you are in need of support.
If you are comfortable, do share more details with us. Like what is causing you worries and all these frustrations? Sometimes talking about your worries can help you gain new insights and perspectives. If you have been keeping them to yourself, you might experience a downward spiral in your mental state. I hope you know that you are not alone and there is support available.

If you find it challenging to talk to your family or others directly or if you need additional support, you may also consider reaching out to a mental health professional like a school counsellor or online platforms. They can provide a safe space for you to explore healthy ways to work around your emotions. Here are some platforms you can consider:

  1. SOS – 1767 the hotline for SOS is toll-free and you may choose to remain anonymous. You will be speaking to volunteers who are trained to provide emotional support and a listening ear or receive some resources for professional support. You may also consider reaching out to SOS via their CareText function using WhatsApp (9151 1767).

  2. Limitless - Talk To Someone - Limitless

  3. IMH CHAT - Home - CHAT

  4. Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) - 1800-283 7019

Lastly, I also want to encourage you to try out these tools we have that may help you to manage these overwhelming feelings:

  1. Have self-compassion - Mental Support & Wellbeing Resources in Singapore to Improve Your Mental Health | mindline.sg
  2. Reframe your thoughts and find new perspectives - Mental Support & Wellbeing Resources in Singapore to Improve Your Mental Health | mindline.sg
  3. Take deep breaths when you feel overwhelmed - Mental Support & Wellbeing Resources in Singapore to Improve Your Mental Health | mindline.sg

I hope this is helpful. Remember you are not alone in this journey and I hope you get to receive the support you need. Hope to hear more from you. Take care!

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heyooo i think its really brave of someone to reach out for help when they need, it shows that they are unafraid of vulnerability and that is really strong!!! youre not an attention seeker, not with the supposed bad connotation of it. we all experience tough times and we can support each other through those times!
those headaches sounds really horrible :frowning: sometimes having headaches can really make it so difficult to go through a day properly >< so its reasonable why you may be struggling hard!
some small things i realise help with headaches are like drinking sufficient water (aka at least 2 litres a day, dehydration is such a problem that most ppl arent aware of, especially with the hot hot weather these days). or giving yourself head massages, or putting your feet in hot water to divert blood to your feet away from your head, thus making the headache less intense. hopefully these makes the physical symptom of headache better!!
as for feeling overwhelmed and tired, im guessing its a lot more complex >< can share more abt your specific concerns then we can see if can help give you some perspectives!
just know that there is no judgment here, and you are precious and valuable :people_hugging:
lemme know what you think about any of the tips above :hand_with_index_finger_and_thumb_crossed: