One more Catholic reared voice wants to say to Timothy that God loves him and God made him, just the way he is ... and, baby, God don't make no trash!
You are who and what you are; and that creation is beautiful and unique, and therefore very, very special.
And, since God loves you, Timothy, therefore you MUST love yourself -- in body, soul and spirit.
Take several deep breaths.
Keep coming back here to talk and listen to your brothers/uncles/friends.
"We are only two and yet our howling can encircle the world's end.
Frightened, you are my only friend.
And frightened we are, every one.
Someone must take a stand -- Coward, take my coward's hand"