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ZorroPlateado
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 5/23/2009 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I'm moving on to high school next year, not that that's a problem, but it might help. I heard this place is great for counseling.
Anyway, I don't think I am too depressed, but I couldn't find a better place to post this in.
I've been having  thoughts since about a year ago, but no one except me and my best friend know about that. I've  myself [not too severely... but it was with a comb, and that hurt like hell] and, again, only me and my best friend know. My parents care a lot about me, which is why I try not to cry in front of or near them. However, my mother yells a lot, and my father and grandfather pressure me like hell. My father has been beating me whenever I fail to do as he wants. I've managed to keep up with some expectations, but I'm afraid I can't continue for much longer. I've dropped three private classes, but I'm still taking private English lessons and, soon, math and chemistry. I know I should work hard, but I just can't work like my parents did.
Things are basically fine in school, but I get teased a lot. Every day, I feel like I'm going to explode by either leaving the room and crying or beating someone up, and either way, my parents will find out. I never want them involved because they over-react to everything. When I win an award, they praise me. When I get in trouble, I get beaten. Anyway, the teasing has gotten to a point where I'm contemplating extremes like a school on campus. My classmates either don't know or don't take me seriously, which is a good thing because I would prefer not to be sent to a counselor. I don't trust them. I trust anonymous opinions, though, so I came here for answers.
Third thing. I'm no good with relationships. I've been rejected twice and my first girlfriend took the relationship as a joke. Still, I can't forget about her. I don't know why, either; she can be mean, doesn't really take things too seriously and probably likes someone else. I just wish I never met her sometimes, but it just makes me feel worse.
Fourth? darn, I'm taking a long time with this. Anyway, I get nostalgic easily. I long to return to my old elementary school. I bike there every night, but my longing for simpler times just grows stronger. Still, that place is somewhere safe away from home. However, some bad people began using that place as a hangout, so I need to find another place away from home to get away from my parents or to just be alone. Unfortunately, I have not yet found one, and so I stay at my elementary school, trying to avoid the bad people.
Basically, pressure, school, ex and nostalgia. Thanks in advance for your help. :)
 
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Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 5/23/2009 8:48:47 PM (GMT-6)


getting by
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   Posted 5/23/2009 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Zorroplateado,

It sounds to me like you are depressed, you are having thoughts of violence and suicide. I think that it is time that you get some help.

We are not professionals, we don't counsel. We do however offer advice. And to me it sounds like you need to talk to a counselor.

Also if your father is beating you, you need to talk to somebody about that.

You sound like you are under a lot of pressure for somebody your age. I think that you need to get things sorted out and a counselor would be the best place to start.

I hope that you keep posting here, but I also hope that you get the help that you need. There isn't much that you can do about your girlfriend leaving you. If she is as mean as you say that she is, it is probably better for you if she is gone.

Keep posting and let us know how you are doing. But please do speak to a counselor about your feelings and actions.

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


serafena
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   Posted 5/23/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi ZorroPlateado,

Welcome to HealingWell and to the Depression board. I think you have come to the right place. I'm no doc, but you sound very depressed to me. You have a lot on your mind! You are dealing with some very tough issues and you have some pretty tough knocks against you. You need someone you can confide in (I'm SO glad you came here.)

First of all, Suicide and Homicide are not options. I want you to promise me you won't do anything so foolish as that and if you even have an inkling of hurting yourself or someone else you will call this number:

National Suicide Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
This is a combined network of the Amerian Association of Suicidology, the National Hopeline Network, CONTACT USA, and many other organizations. Call are automatically routed to the nearest crisis center to the phone from which the call for help is placed.

Second of all, you don't deserve to be beaten. That's terrible, and I'm sorry you're dealing with that. Have you tried talking with your mother about the beating? Can she help you stand up to him? You also have the option of telling a trusted teacher or a school counselor, and they will follow protocol to have your fathers actions investigated. I can't promise what will come of that. It could be very messy, but it's certainly an option and likely to stop the beating.

Next, you need to be brave enough to talk to one of the school counselors or your mother about the bullying. Yes, your parents are going to find out, but this is something big enough and affecting your life deeply enough that you need an adult's help. It's really making you miserable, making you depressed, and causing you to think some truly frightening thoughts about how to deal with it.

As to the relationships: no one is good at relationships at your age. You are still quite young, and there are lots more girls you will meet in high school. You have many more opportunities coming your way if you can wait for them. Be patient and don't get so hung up on one mean girl. Lots more nice ones will come your way.

Finally, I can totally appreciate wanting a space of your own just to be alone. I can also appreciate wanting to return to a place of relative happiness like your elementary school. That makes total sense to me. I'm sorry it's been hijacked by a bunch of bad kids. Try some other places like a park, the library, or how about get involved with some volunteer work doing something you like? What do you do for fun? (Remember fun?)

All my best, keep writing and letting us know how you're doing,

serafena
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Hara
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 5/24/2009 3:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I kind of wish I was your age again. I would have done high school differently. We all look for that happy place where we can go and be by ourselves and with our thoughts. I wish for simpler times also but it's a fact that we all have to grow up. I remember being beeten as a teen myself by my father if I even said a word back to him when he ordered me to do something. But I would find an adult you can trust and confide in. And fighting in school is Not a good option in any case. My son even knows that. He got suspended for spitting on another kid.  He had an incident the other day with another kid that ran by him and hit him on the arm. My son wanted so much just to swing back but he did not and he is learning to control himself and his anger. I am very proud of him. He also has an adult at his high school that he can confide in. But he does know if he even throws a punch at another kid he's exspelled from high school and I will not be very happy with him. He's learning...slowly but he's learning to control himself.
 
I hope any of this helps you. I feel for you I really do. I was a teen in high school once myself.
 
HARA

ZorroPlateado
New Member


Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 5/24/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
First off, I'm sorry about the illegal stuff. I just thought more information would help.
My father has beaten me constantly in the past, but it seemed to stop after someone found out. It was all in the past and don't continue, but the memories still linger.
My mother has given up trying to help me with the beatings, and she sometimes does that, too. However, it is usually just a pulling of the ear.
However, I am trying to avoid counselors as much as possible. Why? Because I can't trust them. I have a little issue with trusting other people, which is why I've only told my best friend about these things. She's the closest thing to a counselor I have right now. Plus, I'm afraid that news will get out that I'm going to a counselor, and I just don't want my parents to know about this at all, which is why I'm using this site for help. I prefer things to be known only to strangers that don't have connections with anyone I know, just so that the secret doesn't get out. Basically, I can't trust my parents or anyone I know besides my best friend.
But I was wondering, would it be possible to get counseling outside of school without giving any personal information? I'd just like to talk to someone without getting anyone involved.
EDIT: Thanks for your help, guys. I really appreciate it. :)

Post Edited (ZorroPlateado) : 5/24/2009 8:40:46 AM (GMT-6)


getting by
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 5/24/2009 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Counselors are suppose to keep things confidential. So if you went to one, they wouldn't tell anybody what you have said. Why don't you trust counselors? Did you have a bad experience? Or are you afraid? If so, don't be scared. They are there to help you.

We can help you as much as we can. Just remember that we are not professionals, we are just people like you with depression.

You have some very strong issues though, and you seem to have a lot of anger about school. I would like to see you talk to somebody and get the help that you need.

I am sorry about the kids at your elementary school. That is too bad, but as somebody mentioned maybe there is another place where you can go for peace and quiet. Somewhere that you can go to think, or just relax. I hope that you can find a place where you feel safe.

Best wishes for a wonderful day.

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


ZorroPlateado
New Member


Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 5/24/2009 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had horrible experiences with trust. I had an account of mine hacked and almost banned; I've lost many important things; and I just don't trust people in general. The internet helps, though, because of the anonymity it helps provide.
Professionals need to go through it as well, don't they? This is as professional as I need it to be. :)
School is easy; it's the social life there I have problems with. I'd get help, but school starts on Tuesday. [Memorial day]
I've gone through maps.google.com but there really aren't any familiar places I can go that are away from home. I'll keep looking, though, because the only other safe place is my shower.
By the way, going out with a "Free Hugs" sign really helped me on that Free Hugs Day a while back, and I am looking forward to the next. You ever try that before? It really helped me with sadness. The next one is on the fourth of July, if anyone wants to attend.
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