I have felt like a woman now for a year or so and i cant go one day without thinking or feeling trapped in the wrong body. i hide all of my feelings inside of me but i want to tell someone i know and love that i am actually a woman. i am expected to be that big football star who will play in college than go into the marines then the state police. i do not want that my dad has no idea of me feeling like this, no one does actually. i am having so much stress about this situation. but how could i tell my dad about this. he seems like he would never accept me if i told him. i am so nervous and i want all of this to end. i cant do this any longer i just cant. it is so difficult to go day to day it took so much courage to write this to you but i am not sure if i can go another day. please help i want to end my life i just cannot take this any longer.
Hi Stephanie, Yes. You demonstrated great courage in writing to the ASK TREVOR program. You have taken your first step toward resolving this situation. I can imagine the stress you feel. You feel a disconnection between your physical body and your identity. WHile trying to understand this situation, you also have a set of expectations from your school and family life. THat is a tremendous amount of pressure. FInding support is crucial. Know you can always call the Trevor lifeline at 1-866-4-U-Trevor, 24 hours 7 days a week. IF you feel you may act on suicidal thoughts, call 911 or get to an emergency room. Your immediate safety is crucial in those dark moments. Below, you will find some local resources. Look into these organizations for support srvices for LGBT youth in Rhode Island. www.glbthelpline.org/ www.youthpride-ri.org/ www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth-programs.htm Trevorspace, at www.trevorspace.org, is the Trevor Project's safe, online social networking site for LGBTQ young people ages 13 to 24 their friends and allies. It's a great supportive community where you can connect with others who might have had or are having the same questions that you’re having about your sexuality/gender identity. It is a great online support system. Stephanie, help is available. Take another step forward. We are here when you need us.