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I've been depressed for some time now but...

Posted In: Mental conditions 23 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 20, 2006
  • 10:58 PM

My mom is in her own world of thinking life is fine and I have nothing to worry about but school. I beg to differ. I've been well... "sad" since around 8th grade (I'm in 11th grade now) but ever since the beginning of this year, I felt a whole lot worse. Just recently, my medication has run out and therefore, I had stopped taking it. It was for stress and since I stopped taking it, I have a much harder time to remembering. It's affecting my ability to work in school and I have no idea how to help myself, to get myself out of this dark cloud. I have no one to turn to in fear of my mom finding out and punishing me. My older sister is depressed as well and it started about 4 years ago. She cuts herself AND is on anti-depressants. She can't help me--how can she when she can't help herself? Please try to respond and tell me how I could get out of this? Please!

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  • I'm depressed to. I also hate talking to people about it. My friends try to get me to talk to them but i can't i don't know why. I used to cut but my parents found out and now i can't be in my room alone.
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  • I just started getting depressed this year. It hasn't gotten that far, so I haven't gotten to a doctor or anything. For me what I did was tell my friends. They helped alot, but since it hasn't been that long for me I wouldn't know what it's like being depressed for a few years. But I would go see a doctor or someone I trust alot for help. Get better =)
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  • I am a teacher, please go to your guidance counselor and tell them. If you have a wellness center at school you can go there too. You need to take your meds. Stopping meds quickly can cause severe problems, especially in teens. If you don't feel comfortable with your mom ask a teacher, anyone who will listen and get you help. You are not alone and don't need to suffer, help is there just ask.
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    • September 23, 2007
    • 08:29 PM
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