Teenaged and Alone: What it Feels Like to Be Ignored
I was rifling through the books in my locker and didn't want to close the door. It would mean walking down the hallway through the sea of faces. I clutched my books close and slid into my desk without being noticed. I had been at my new school for two months now, and still hadn't found my place. There were people all around me, so I didn't understand why I felt so alone. When I would get home, it was more of the same. I would retreat to my room and live in my new world. Inside, I wanted to scream and I wanted to be noticed but I was too sad and scared to know what to do. I sat in my room one night with my knees pulled up to my chest and wrapped my arms around myself thinking the unthinkable. No one knew I existed. Being ignored by everyone in my life was like being invisible. I was just an observer that could see everyone, but no one could see me.
C.A.R.E., the Center for Adolescent Recovery & Education, presents four very unique residential treatment centers for troubled young adults understands that many adolescents have underlying problems that may not be obvious. The C.A.R.E. consortium of therapeutic residential centers for struggling adolescents is for both boys and girls. For immediate help call 866-492-9215.
My Teen Has Disappeared
Ironically, parents may have a different perception of their son or daughter who would describe themselves as feeling lonely. To a parent, they may be trying to reach out or trying to give their teen space as they don't want to be too invasive. They may not realize what is happening outside of the home and may assume their child is interacting well with their peers. A teen who feels isolated may be difficult to recognize and could be silently screaming for help. There may be many underlying issues they need help with and don't know how to ask. If your son or daughter needs help, please contact C.A.R.E. immediately and speak to a professional. For immediate help call 866-492-9215.