I Was Insecure in Middle School

I Felt Like I Wasn't Good Enough

Everyone is insecure over something. I've yet to find one person who loves everything about themself.

Unfortunately, my insecurities led me to develop anxiety and depression. Being a teen in middle school makes yourself appearance stand out more and more. In 8th grade, I noticed how all of my friends had boyfriends and nice clothes and nice houses. And then I began to feel I wasn't good enough because no guys "liked" me, and they liked my friends.

I didn't have brand-name clothes because my parents just couldn't afford them. And my house is small and not the nicest. So, I decided since I wasn't perfect like my friends seemed to be.  I tried everything to be perfect. I began to plan out a diet which soon turned into a dangerous eating disorder. I had cuts all over my arms, stomach, and legs.
I felt hopeless.

My parents seemed as if nothing was wrong...like they were ashamed of me. That really sucked. I would come home and cry every single day and lock myself into my room and beg God to let me die.

But then I found this website. I talked to a HopeCoach and they said the right things. They made me feel like I wasn't a mistake. They said I was perfect... just for being me. I cried tears of joy and thanked them. God answered my prayers.

If I hadn't found this website...I would probably have tried to commit suicide.

Thank you TheHopeLine.com! You changed my life tremendously.
- Erin

Don’t stay in that place of insecurity, it’s going to take time to change what you think about yourself but it’s possible. TheHopeLine’s eBook on self-worth gives practical advice on how to increase your self-esteem.

If you or a friend need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, for free confidential, 24/7 help. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world. For additional help, please visit the suicide prevention resource page.

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