The initial step and the most important step to overcoming the issue is telling somebody you trust and know that you know will comfort you. They may not necessarily understand but they can always offer you support. There are many online services such as the Childline open chat line; here you can discuss any issues or worries that you have, in as big or as little depth as you want. It’s completely confidential and you don’t even have to tell them your name. Nobody wants to be kept under pressure or pushed down by personal issues and everybody needs the recognition and support they deserve. People may tell you that you’re being attention seeking, or that everyone goes through it. “You’ll get over it” or “It’s just your age, you’re hormonal!” is a common phrase you’ll hear from parents and teachers. Trust me, parents are not always the most understanding and supportive people.
Bottling up your feelings is the worst thing you can do to your self. It tears you apart from the inside, makes you upset, snappy, angry, tired and can sometimes make the issue much worse. When you’re left alone with your thoughts you start to over analyse and scare yourself. Never tell yourself to push a problem aside and shy away because of fear of judgement. There is always somebody who’s willing to resolve the issue with you.