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I Can't Cope
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   Posted 6/6/2011 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm a 14 year old girl and I think I may be clinically depressed. Depression runs in my family, my grandmother was depressed, crazy infact. My aunt used to draw pictures of her family. She would draw pictures of she, her three brothers (my dad and two uncles), and her father (my grandad) and my grandmother far away on the other side of the page sad and lying in a bed. My sister tried to kill her self a little over a year ago after her boyfriend cheated on her. She got some help, she saw a therapists and, as far as I know, she is still taking her medicine. I've been really, really sad for a few months recently, when I started my eight grade year, I guess. Tons of new things were introduced to me, and there was a lot of tension and stress. I've noticed I get highly irritable more frequently, I'm very tired, I'm always hungry, and I don't like talking about my feelings. I've been diagnosed with type one diabetes since I was 9 years old and it's so hard dealing with it. I think people think I'm happy, by lately, I've noticed I'm not at all. The other night I became very emotional, I cried excesivley around half an hour or so then this thought occured to me. A very vivd thought of came to me, and it scared me. I sat up in my bed and began screaming, then I ran downstairs to my mom and broke down. I've had thoughts of  before, but never paid any attention to them. They were nothing, I would never do it, I have it too good and there are too many things in life I want. I've been bullied in my childhood, a lot. And in recent months, oncce again. I'm overweight, yes, and I don't have the prettiest face. I've had people even tell me these things. "You're fat" "You're ugly." I don't have many close friends, only 3 And I can't bring it to myself to tell any of them about my recent sadness and problems. I've never wanted to talk about my feelings, nor will I ever want to. I'm very emotional, unstable... But I told my mom and it was the hardest thin ever. I said "I think I'm depressed. I've been having really weird thoughts." I didn't want to admit it. I didn't want her to have to go through this again with me, like she did my sister. She dropped the subject for a day, then tonight she bombed me again and forced it out of me. She asked me if I thought about hurting myself. All I could do is nod. She kept asking what thoughts I'd been having, what was wrong, why. But I couldn't tell her. I just couldn't. I need answers. She told me to tell her if it happened again and I pray it doesn't. She told me to tell her if she could help, if there was anything she could do or anything I needed. I don't want to be told I'm crazy. I don't want to be told I'm depressed. But I know it's true. What do you think? Should I tell her I might want to see someone about this? She'll want to talk about it, but I don't want to talk about it to her. I'll just cry the whole time (I cried while writing this), and feeling weak IS my weakness. Help. Please.  cry

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 6/8/2011 9:14:31 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/6/2011 5:39 AM (GMT -6)   
YES... Do tak to somebody. Depression may run in the family and the sooner you put a stop to it, the better that your life will be. I know being a diabetic is hard, but that was the cards you were dealt. It isn't fair I know, but you have to llearn to cope. And you will. This will make you stronger in the end.. I would see a doctor and a counselor and get the ball rolling hon.

Having three ckise friends is a wonderful thing. I have about that many. And I am glad. Friends are hard to come by these days. Real ones are. So hang on to your close friends. Cherrish them. Be happy that you have them. You are lucky.

I am glad that you can talk to your mom. That is so good that you have that trusting relationship. Not a lot of us do. You are very lucky. Keep posting and let us know how the counseling goes. I hope that you find help and relief from your depression. Know that we all care about you and want you to feel better.

Take care,

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

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   Posted 6/6/2011 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Try to get help, see if your school has a school councelor for you to talk to,
then tell your mom your not feeling good and get into your doctor to get
checked to see if your diabetes is in control, as that can make depression worse
if not in good control of the diabetes...Life is worth living and your a very
special person...but talk to someone at school to see if you can get help there...
many well wishes to you and keep us posted...
* So many dx's I could write a book* "It would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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   Posted 6/8/2011 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey, im 17 and struggling with depression myself.
As much as I hated the school counsellor, she saved my life.
Do talk to someone! As much as you might not agree with what they were saying.
I was on the verge of when the school councilor told me that if I didn't tell my parents, she would.
I'm so grateful as now my parents and family are helping me.
 but I'm so much more positive now then I was. And am concentrating on the good things I have ahead of me.
Although it may be hard, talking to someone about it helps greatly.

Take care, Kara :)

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 6/8/2011 9:15:31 AM (GMT-6)

getting by
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   Posted 6/8/2011 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I had to edit a couple of posts as we aren't allowed to discuss suicide.

Kara, I am not sure if I welcomed you to the forum or not. But welcome, if I didn't. Kind of behind today on things. My thoughts aren't too clear. But it will get better, it is just that it is very hot and humid here today. Come on rain!!!

I hope that you all are having a wonderful day. Keep posting and know that everybody cares.

Hugs, Karen
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia

fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies
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