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TheBear08
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   Posted 4/22/2009 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
good. I have slight manic depression and ocd and with the help of talking to my mom i was able to open and learn how to "detatch" from others reactions about me or around me. This has been working for some time but lately i feel like i can't do it anymore. My grades are slipping, im getting in trouble because i wont talk to people, im doing little things to piss people off at my school because im trying just to not care. its not working anymore.
Im trying to quit self-abuse but its hard. I know that most people frown upon it because simply, its an attention grabber. My mind races so i cant think of one single thing and it leads to migraines and seclusion for days... so when it gets to that point, if i  i can concentrate on my heartbeat, and later on the scars. I havent  in 3 weeks and i found this site because i really need some support.
and by the way, im a sophomore in high school. Yes i know already, ive been tolded im too young to have this problem, but ive been dealing with it for years and worried because i am too young so please dont treat me like a child when you talk to me, it only insults my intelligence. thank you

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 4/22/2009 1:54:29 PM (GMT-6)


getting by
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   Posted 4/22/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried talking to your school counselor? They would take you serious and try to help you. You aren't too young to be depressed. We can become depressed at any age. Though it is sad to see somebody your age being depressed. Life is just beginning for you. I hope that you talk to your school counselor, that would be the best way to get started.

Keep posting, as we are here for you.

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   Posted 4/22/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi TheBear,

I read your post on another thread and realize that you are in counseling. Have you discussed how you feel with your counselor recently? I think that would be a good idea. They should be able to help you. Though we are not professionals, we are here to support you. I hope that you have a better day today.
 
We do have other teens on the forum, so you should be able to get some advice from your peers.

Hugs, Karen


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Post Edited (getting by) : 4/22/2009 2:08:15 PM (GMT-6)


Raniah
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   Posted 4/22/2009 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   

 

Hi Bear,

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.

 
Happy Earth Day!


Raniah
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   Posted 4/22/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi again, Bear,
 
I just noticed your post on another thread in which you refer to your therapist, so that answers my earlier question to you.  I hope things are going well with him/her, and that you're finding it helpful.
 
Happy Earth Day!


Melanie
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   Posted 4/22/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Bear,
I wanted to let you know that there are many young women who suffer from mental illness. Unfortunately they are commonly overlooked as mental illness is still seen as something that only affects people who are middle aged or older. It is good to see that you are seeing a counselor; what other things are you doing to manage your emotions? Do you have any friends that you can confide in? Friends you can confide in and use them as support during your lower periods? One thing to remember is that even though you may feel that you spiral out of control, it is important to lean on those who care about you. Also try being proactive with some relaxation techniques or even some exercise; you'd be surprised how much it can help you. Above all else keep posting on this site, talking about it to anyone and everyone helps keep the situation in perspective. Allows you to realize that you control your mind, not your OCD or your manic depression. And remember you are not an affliction, you are a person; one suffering an unfortunate problem, but a person none the less.
I hope this helps,
-Mel

Raniah
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   Posted 4/22/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Melanie,

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.  :-)


 
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   Posted 4/23/2009 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   

Helo Bear,

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.

http://www.golivewire.com/

Again welcome,

Kitt


 

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TheBear08
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   Posted 4/24/2009 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you everyone. I actually have taken some of the advice and scheduled an appointment with my doctor so we shall see how that goes. And to everyone i have an update from my therapist that is a really big deal to me: my best friend has agreed to come to one of my sessions so that she can learn some of the techniques to help me through. This is really big because she lives 5 hours away :)
thank you so much for the support
im actually having one of my good days :)
and im looking for a site to place my poetry... does anyone know a place?

Raniah
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   Posted 4/24/2009 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bear,

It's great that you've scheduled a doctor's appointment. Getting regular checkups is always a good thing, and it may rule out some of the possible physical causes of your symptoms. I'm also really glad to know that your best friend will be accompanying you to one of your sessions with your therapist. What a wonderful way of showing care and support to you during your struggles. I don't know about sites for posting poetry, but hopefully someone else here will have a good suggestion about that. I'm happy to know you're having a good day today, and I'm glad you came to post and let us know how things are going. :-)
Living one day at a time. 
 


TheBear08
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   Posted 4/28/2009 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
So i went to the doctor and my mom accompanied me in for support. She did some blood work and she said i may have a hormonal imbalance that is causing some of my symptons. I'm being asked to come back to get some more blood drawn, because of my weight it has to be taken in small amounts. I'm really hoping this works out. thank you everyone for all the support. This is really helping me

blueboy83
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   Posted 4/28/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Bear, glad to hear you are doing better. Like Raniah said above, you don't have to apologize or point out your age when it comes to depression. I've had bouts with depression since I was 8, and I'm now 25. you've taken the steps to get better, so keep fighting and live in the good moments. God bless.
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Raniah
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   Posted 4/28/2009 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bear,

I'm really glad you went to the doctor and had some tests run. That is a great step in your efforts to heal. I hope that further tests will help to clarify things, and that your doc will be able to give you a diagnosis that you can work with. It sounds like she is being thorough, which is always a good thing. I'm continuing to send you good thoughts, and I hope you will come back again and post to us. Thank you for the update!
Living one day at a time. 
 

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