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   Posted 3/10/2008 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
My name is James Im 16 and am a sopmore in high school. Since recently (about when I turned 16) I have been having feelings of depression. I'm not as interested in the things i used to be as much. I'm prety sure these feeling come from my un stable family bt I cant be completley sure. I'm not always depressed though, Somtimes I can be happy for part of the day but then eventually go right back to feeling depresed. I really want to get rid of this sadness, It's changing my life in a bad way and I want to try to get rid of it withought consultsing a doctor if possible but I realy dont know what to do anymore

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   Posted 3/10/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
It really good that you recognize that you feel different. Not sure if you have ever been to counseling, but I just recently began going and was diagnosed with depression.
Now is the best time for you to look into going to counseling, just to see; if it is depression and its treated farely soon, it should not progress to a more advanced form of depression. It certainly won't hurt to try.
If left untreated you will only feel worse and it will last much longer than if you are treated right away.

Please know that depression its not a weakness and apart from your parents, no one has to know, your counselor will not share that info with anyone.
Perhaps you can see a school counselor about it, not sure what the law is on that but perhaps then even your parents may not have to know in case that is what you are worrying about.
Just hang in there.


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   Posted 3/10/2008 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that Pressing gave you some pretty good advice and that you should seek counseling before your depression gets any worse. Believe me it is no fun.

So if you can't get a counselor, try a school counselor. I really think you would benefit from some therapy.

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   Posted 3/11/2008 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum,we are very glad that you are here.

You have been given some great advice that you should follow...start with the school counselor and then hopefully they will get your to the doctor.

Keep talking as we will do our best to be here for you.

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   Posted 3/11/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi James and Welcome to HealingWell!
I can really only echo what has already has been said, since the advice is so good. See the school councillor and hopefully you can work out a solution with him/her.
We will always be here when you need support as well... dont forget that
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