is this depression?

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/28/2007 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
i am so confused lately about whether i really am depressed or if I'm just toally upset. What exactly is the difference?

Anyway, I am 14 years old and I'm so confused about life. Night time is especially worse. Lately (the past week) I have cried myself to sleep every night. And I mean like, cried my heart out because I feel so guilty about my life even though I haven't done anything. I feel like I've let my parents down I hate myself so much (I have a slight eating disorder and horrible confidence) and I don't want to live like I do. And I feel so unloved and not cared about even though I have a great family and I am ESPECIALLY mad at my friends for no reasons. And what's worse is that I just don't care that I'm a brat to them. It's like there is NO point in living and I'm so confused! I feel like there is no way I can handle my life and my schoolwork and work and such. When I get this upset though, it's more that I just don't want to live. I just want to not wake up in the morning,

Is there really a point to life? And am i even depressed?????

Thanks for your time,


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   Posted 12/28/2007 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
You are depressed, because you do not have a normal way to cope with things when you suffer. That is normal and let me tell you: nobody has the right answer, but I know, I feel the same way you feel now.

Can you imagine years ago when you had to rely on your family or friends only as people that will help you? Now you have these forums where you can learn from people that actually know that you are going through. That's important! and you should remember that if you ever feel alone.

Not wanting to live. I am there as well!. but I believe, every person is a miracle of life. Suicide cannot be an option, because it is an easy way out. Fighting for your success is more rewarding. Think of it as a long Thanksgiving dinner that you prepare for your whole family or friends or any group of people you want, when you are done, you are tired, but you are happy because you accomplished something! That's what I am doing right now... I am looking into World's Vision or Christian Fund to help a poor child once a month with some money. Then I will improve my health, not for anyone, but for me, because my body deserves the best.

The point in life changes for every person. Mine is to laugh, do what I do best, and make everyone around me happy, at least once a day.

I am here for you, your friend

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/28/2007 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Please talk to your family. Mom, sister, friend (best if it's an adult!), school counselor....someone you trust. Tell them just what you posted here. There is help out there that will help you to feel better and to not only want to live, but enjoy your life again.
Try to think of how many people would be devastated if anything bad happened to you. You are loved, I am sure!
Just please talk to someone. You could even have a parent take you to the doctor and talk to him or her confidentially. We are here for you, but you need some help and support in the real world.

I know how you feel, and to be a teenager, too must be even more challenging! HUGS!! I hope you get someone to help you. Please keep us posted. You are in my prayers!

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   Posted 12/29/2007 12:47 AM (GMT -6)   


I am only 16 so I can relate in age, but I also relate alot more to you. I do the crying thing as well. You are depressed. I know because I have been there. You sought out help. You came here and asked. That means you want help. And that is ok. I did the very same thing! 6 months ago!

I have been there. First, you need to tell someone. I know this can be difficult. And honestly I havent told anyone but my best friend. But, I have also come through it. I went all the way, and then I realized what life meant. Life is worth living. Trust me. I am so grateful now. It had alot to do with the great people on here. They helped save my life. You can get better. You should be enjoying life. You deserve it. I have zero confidence. But, I know what is important. I dont always live life to the fullest, but believe me when I say it could be worse. I went there, and I really dont want you going there. Please talk to someone. Get some help. I would have done anything to have someone tell me this when I was in your position. It would have saved me a lot of pain.

Tell an adult, your mom, dad, an older sibling, teacher, school counselor or anyone that could help. I did tell my school counselor. Talking with her helped me a lot as well.

And trust me, life is very confusing. I know just what you mean. I am going through alot myself right. And I have some very confusing things going on in my head. But, it could be better. Just tell someone and get some help. Life has meaning. Life is what you make it! And I found out the hard way that life is worth living. Its a precious thing. I have learned not to waste it.

Please, tell someone. Its the right thing to do. If you can get help, you will feel so much better. You will be able to get on with your life. Enjoy life with friends. I hate school as much as the next person but, I am almost out. And soon you will be too...just do your best.

If you dont want to live the way you are, tell someone, get help, and get better! Thats the solution! I woud have rather done that! It is so much easier to just tell someone. You can get better! I wish you the best of luck. And if you ever need someone to talk to, I am here for you.

Take care of yourself!

"Sometimes when I say 'Oh Im fine' I want someone to look me in the eyes and say 'Tell the truth'
"Cracks in the concrete are just reminders that you fall apart no matter how strong you are"
"You asked what was wrong and I smiled and said, 'Nothing' then I turned around and whispered...'Everything'
"If I talk and laugh too loud...its because I am trying to forget that I am sad."
"Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve"
"Im going to smile like nothing is wrong, talk like everything is perfect, act like its all a dream, and pretend its not hurting me."

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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 12/29/2007 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   

You have been given some great advice. You need to talk to your parents,school counselor another family member..just anyone that you feel comfortable with and know will be able to help you.
I am leaving some information for you below. Please get some help ASAP.

BY PHONE: National Suicide hot lines can be reached at (800) 273-8255 or (800) 784-2433.

Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,

Have been med free for 2 years now.

I will scream with you,Cry with you and hopefully laugh with you.

Post Edited (ShynSassy) : 12/29/2007 4:22:29 AM (GMT-7)

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