Can I change my feeling of being worthless to everyone?

I'm going through some things with my feelings and myself. I barely sleep and I do nothing but think about how I'm worthless and how I shouldn't be here.

I've never tried or contemplated suicide. I've always wanted to fix my issues, but I never get around to it.

How can I change my feeling of being worthless to everyone?

Cynthia Finefrock
Cynthia Finefrock
LPC Associate, supervised by Martin K. Shaw, LPC-S, LMFT and Christy Graham, LPC-S, RPT-S

The fact that you never get around to it shows that you are avoiding dealing with those feelings for some reason. Therefore, there are some questions you could ask yourself: How is this belief of worthlessness serving you? What do you fear about confronting this belief? Do you fear that this belief is true and insolvable? Do you fear life without this belief because it's all you've ever known? Do you fear parting from this belief because you think it protects you from further rejection or disappointment in some way?

The belief of inherent worthlessness can come from many factors, like trauma, abuse, social rejection, living with chronic conditions, being adopted, divorce, and so much more. Taking time to journal your specific beliefs of worthlessness, what triggered them in a given day or moment, and the emotions you felt can give you clues to your patterns and roots of depression / anxiety. I recommend reaching out to a mental health professional for help processing your emotions, negative thoughts, and past experiences. Remember, you matter, you are loved, you have value to offer, and you are here for a meaningful reason. Please call 911 or the suicide prevention lifeline at 800-273-8255 if you find yourself wishing to die and making plans to take your own life.

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

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