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Feeling really lost and alone lately. I’m probably gonna end up hospitalized and that’s really not what I want but nothing is motivating me to even try. I’m so broken I don’t know what to do anymore. This social distancing thing is miserable and I absolutely hate being home this much. I feel so suffocated and just want it to end. I don’t want to trigger anyone... but for the past few days I’ve really wanted to hurt myself... I haven’t done anything yet, but the urges are so strong at night that I’m scared I might.

Dear Zaynab, we are very

Dear Zaynab, we are very concerned about your safety. If you are in crisis please text "NEDA" to 741-741, call 1-800-273-8255 or call 911. Please stay safe!

Stay strong

With the recent changes, it can be easy to turn back to habits that don’t serve you to cope/find a sense of control. However, you have the strength to persevere and overcome what is holding you back from fully living. You are loved, stay strong.

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