I had problems in the past that made think about killing myself. I told my friend about this—that I used to be suicidal—and she flipped. Now everyone is calling me a psychopath! Is there some activity I can do to help with this situation?
It’s really unfortunate that you took the brave step to confide in your “friend” and she then handled your sensitive information in such a horrible way. Sierra, are those kids who are calling you a “psychopath” really your friends? To me, a true friend is one that I can trust with my deepest secrets. While the subject of suicide can be scary, it is certainly not the mark of a psychopath. It sounds to me like they are threatened by something they don’t understand, and calling it a name—any name—is the only way they can deal with it.
Other people in your situation may join a therapy group, speak with a counselor, parent or trusted teacher. Or they may just make a real effort to find more understanding and supportive friends! But there is no one activity that works for everyone. This is why it’s important that you give our helpline a call—so you can speak with someone at length, who is nonjudgmental (no one gets called a “psychopath” on the Trevor Helpline!) and has been trained to deal with this kind of issue. They can probably help you come up with a solution that will work best for you.
Please take care of yourself by giving the helpline a call.