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My heart goes out to you in your struggle. I have been dealing with depression since I was a young child, and I know first hand that you are never too young to have symptoms of depression. Do you have a counselor that you see on a regular basis? I've found counseling to be incredibly helpful. The only comment I will make about your age is that I remember what a very tough time that is with school and social pressures and all that there is to deal with, and I will tell you that some of those things do get better with time and experience. However, I strongly encourage you to find a good therapist if you haven't already, because you deserve all the support that you can get during this difficult time. I would also encourage you to get a good physical workup at the doctor's office, to see if there are any physical things going on that might be contributing to your symptoms. I wish you all the best, and hope you will feel comfortable to keep posting.
Welcome to the forum! I've already noticed that you give good advice in your posts. This is a wonderful place full of supportive and caring people, and I hope you will continue to post.
Welcome to HealingWell and the Depression Forum. I am sorry you are having a tough time and just wanted to lend my support so please know you have many members here who care.
I am also going to post another link for you. It is a peer support forum for teens although I am not just sure how old you are :) I have posted it for other members that I thought might find it helpful.