Hey Hey Hey SillyMe
Yep yep yep lol I do some of the same things as you. I'm always always early! If I'm running just the slightest bit late (according to me) I'm a prime candidate for contributing to the policeman's fund
I think i've been depressed all my life lol I was dx a few year back with BPII but hadn't accepted it until this past year when I hit rock bottom through conscience eyes.
But to answer your question about the youngens. My son is 24 and my daughter is 17. My son was dx several years back with antisocial personality disorder and was put on antidepressants but he refused to take them. I tried brute force etc and nothing would convince him to take em. He's a strappin young man, married and doin ok. Though since he holds everything deep inside I do worry a lot about him.
As for my daughter. Well, she is a cutter as well. She recently made the choice to go on antidepressants. But, instead of cutting, she's been using rubberbands....IMHO a good alternative. It's my understanding that there are soooo many young girls in high school that are either bulimic or cutters, at least in my small portion of the world. And let me warn ya of something that has happened here....I encouraged my daughter to take Psychology, which she did. But I was dumbfounded to learn that they taught them the "right way" to commit SI. We servived it but if my daughter and I weren't so close we may not have, ya just never know. But that's just the negative in me coming out....gotta watch that
The new comedy central show Drawn together also has a cutter on it, so with these new ways of learning for our youngsters, WTF????
Just try to keep an open line of communication with them hun. That's all I think we can do besides offer them a neutral party to talk to. But, I've got to say it's rough, really rough.
Good luck to ya hun and keep posting, you'll find some good peeps and good info here. And Welcome!