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Allison KernanAllison Kernan

Hey Elefante 🙂

It is going to be ok. and I mean that. I’m so sorry that you are going through this.. it sounds so exhausting. I can totally relate to a lot that you said.. the hole that you’re feeling– I have that too.. because of my biological father. In high school and middle school I really struggled with it and thought that the hole would never be filled. I can relate to anxiety too because I’m someone who’s also living with anxiety.. sometimes it takes me almost an HOUR to leave my house.. even if I’m excited for what I have planned that day! A few years ago, I was finally able to fill that void that my father had caused by filling it with my faith. I found a love that I can’t even describe that I know is always consistent, unlike everything else in my life. I def have hard days and times where I think, ‘why is this happening? will I ever be ok?’ … rest assured, everything ends up ok and most of the time, I come out stronger than I ever have. But it certainly doesn’t feel like that in the moments of hardship ya know?

Not sure where you’re at, but if you’re in CT, there are so many really cool support groups around the state. There’s this one group that I go to called SMART Recovery and it helps me with literally anything I’m struggling with. It’s cool because it has other people my age and they get what I’m going through ya know? I’m a little guarded, so I hesitate when it comes to making friends, but its nice and pretty comforting when I hear someone else say that they understand..

If you want the link to where these groups are, I put them on the map that this site has:

Also, sometimes when I’m having a hard time and don’t wanna leave my house, I’ll call this number that’s called the Warmline and they are sooo friendly and they will literally just listen to me vent and they always validate my feelings which I find really helpful. you can call the number here: 1-855-6-467-3669 (to help you remember it better: 1-855-6HOPENOW)

Stay strong and remember that this will pass. I’m here for ya <3

"God is near to those that are of a broken heart; and saves such of a sorrowful spirit." Psalms 34:18