Confused, Anxious, Depressed

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dontchawishuknew
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   Posted 10/12/2010 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 17 years old and I feel horrible. I know that this is supposed to be a happy and exiting time of my life, but I dont feel like its that way. Whenever I start to feel happy, my mind always tricks me into thinking that I shouldn't be and that im lying to myself. Im too young to go to a doctor or counselor by myself, and if i were to tell my parents, they wouldn't believe me. I need someone to talk to or some advice or SOMETHING! I can't live like this forever....

Taygeta
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   Posted 10/12/2010 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dontchawishuknew,

Do you have any couselors at school you trust enough to tell them of your problems? That could be the first place to start. They might have access to resources you aren't even thinking about right now.

My mind does the same thing to me. I was just about your age when I began to feel like you do now. I am sure when other members see your post, they will reply with some things for you to consider.

You've taken a major step by coming here. My best wishes for you.

Scythia

Trying to Understand
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   Posted 10/12/2010 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, school counselor for sure. They will get the ball rolling. Agree, this is not the time of your life you want to be feeling so bad about yourself. You've got so much ahead of you.

When you're depressed it may not seem like you even want to face the future, but you will feel differently. Especially if you get some help in sorting your thoughts out.

Any chance you can get to the reg doc because of loss of appetite, sleep problems, whatever, just to get in there and have a good physical, bloodwork. Sometimes there is a physical component to the way you are feeling.

Both things are important, wish you would do them both.

Good luck !

Sandy
BP II
Severe depression

stkitt
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   Posted 10/13/2010 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell and the Depression Forum,

Many people will tell you that the teen years can be the greatest years of your life. They can be—but they can also be the most challenging time because you’re transitioning from childhood to adulthood in just a few years. If you sometimes feel down because you’ve got too many pressures, you’ve got good reason to feel that way. I do hope you have access to a counselor or social worker  at your school. We are here and we care about you so keep on talking with us.

Kindly,

Kitt

 


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CHATEL
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   Posted 10/21/2010 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
First all on this forum loves you and feel for you for we all have been there - so in that sense you are not alone. You will need to be very very strong if you do not wish to tell your parents. I suggest you go to a library in your home town. Get a book of a teenager that has been depressed - and how he or she came out of it. You will then relate more than any other person who may have been more aged or in their 40's and such cause you are living it in your teen age years. In that book you will find what the young teenager did - you will be able to relate to the character cause you will see yourself. If the book talks of how she did not want her parents to know but eventually her parents understood - then my suggestion to you is you have your parents read that book. The dad or the mom after having read the book one of them will say I beleive our daughter is trying to tell us something. You will have to be very very strong if one of them or both of them do not respond but the book itself will have made you strong. You can decide to write them a letter if you cannot communicate with words. Parents are there to be just that parents and when you are a parent you will - defenatly will your daughter to come to you if she feels like you feel - maybe you underestimate them - maybe not cause I do not know them But I do know they will end up understanding - maybe an aunt or uncle you are close to whom you feel has the capacity to understand - There is someone out there that is an absolute - so go for it - young lady - you need to so you can feel better - for a lot of teenagers out there feel like you and you will want to help them - so first help yourself this week cause next week you may help another that will be ever so greatful to you for having become her friend Chow for now Post back if you got the help you wanted and if you made yourself a new friend By for now You are a strong person - with perseverence and lots to contribute to people your age Search deeply for that book - do not give up - it will make all the difference - you need instruction from a real person who has gone through teenaged depression ok After reading you will not - not be confused anymore but be clear on what you need to do

stkitt
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   Posted 10/21/2010 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning,
 
There is a pretty good workbook for teens that I am going to recommend, Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression ~ author ~ Lisa M Schab.   The activities in Beyond the Blues can help you cope with sad and difficult feelings, find new ways to make friends, and deal with conflicts.
 
This book is available through Amazon.com or I am sure you can request it in any of the chain bookstores. The cost is about $11.00.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
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nida
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   Posted 10/21/2010 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
You know u are suffering from depression and this could be because of some reason. I suggest you to sit alone in a room and first analyze urself that what makes u away from happiness then jord down on a paprer. The other day start woking on it. I mean try to keep away from the things make u unhappy that could be anything or any one. Start figuring out how to control ur nerves and try to concentrate on the things that u feel happy about. lets say if one of ur friend is treating u bad so start avoiding him or her and try make new friends with whom u can laugh and talk more friendly. start reading books not on counselling but perhaps the novels with classic romance or adventure. ultimately ur mind will divert and u will not be thinking like that. start looking some one in ur class who remains cool, calm and happy go lucky all the time and start making him or her a best friend. Once u start laughing ultimately u feel good. u know i have come to know that no one can better guide u except only ur mind. and here u have to first analyze and then start control over it. think always positive and delete bad ideas from ur mind like a trash. lastly think positive, act positive, talk positive u will feel so good about urself.

I hope this is useful for u.
Good luck
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