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5 Must-Know Facts About Teenage Depression

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It's real. It's common. And it can get better. Cristen highlights five important facts to help teens and parents understand how teenage depression works. Share this on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1tdO356 Share this on Twitter: http://ctt.ec/QW1md Subscribe: http://bit.ly/1l8JXv3 On the web: http://www.stuffmomnevertoldyou.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/momstuffpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StuffMomNeverToldYou Google+: http://bit.ly/1kNchOQ Tumblr: http://stuffmomnevertoldyou.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/stuffmomnevertoldyou# http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-in-children-and-adolescents/index.shtml http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/09/24/350933822/hearing-that-things-can-change-reduces-depression-in-teens http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000648.htm http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/problems/depression_tips.html?tracking=T_RelatedArticle http://www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_teen.htm http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/depression-girls_n_1701953.html http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/740429 http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/05/16/anti-gay-bullying-tied-to-teen-depression-suicide http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth.htm HOTLINES: LGBT Youth can call The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 Crisis Text Line: Text SUPPORT to 741741 From Helpguide: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_teen_teenagers.htm In the U.S., call the Nineline.org hotline for children and teens at 1-800-999-9999. It’s free, confidential, and available from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Eastern Time, seven days a week. In the UK, call the Childline.org.uk helpline for children and teens at 0800 1111. In Australia, call the Lifeline.org.aus 24-hour helpline at 13 11 14. In Canada, call the KidsHelpPhone.ca helpline at 1-800-668-6868. Join Cristen to get down to the business of being a woman and all the Stuff Mom Never Told You about bodies, boys and the female brain.
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ThatOneSmol Potato (24 days ago)
Tis women is so right about all of this.Im am a teen with depression and this is exactly what I feel. I Especially relate to the part were she said that teens with depression can be really sensitive to criticism. They mostly are really sensitive with their parents critism
ThatOneSmol Potato (15 hours ago)
Omg I just saw this thank you <3
Robin Sk (4 days ago)
May God be with you and show you His wonderful kindness and grace. May the love of His Son surround you and embrace you warmly. Please take care.
miss carrot (1 month ago)
I just found out that i have Depression ... I don't know how to talk to someone about it can someone give me some tips?
Clarissa Martinez (1 month ago)
I'm in 9th grade but last year in 8th grade I just started not being happy like everyday I would feel guilty as if I did something wrong and I would think of wat I did and realize that I did nothing but I just couldn't stop the feeling then I just wanted to cry all the time without even having a reason to and I was just so confused now in 9th grade I cut my self and cry myself to sleep every night and constantly thinking of dying but I'm still convincing myself not to and ik y'all gonna be mad but I started smoking pot and drinking cuz I just feel like my normal self when I do I used to take pills for no reason but I stopped even tho it wasn't easy and when I think of y I'm like this I have literally no reason no ones bullying me my parents r nicer to me now I'm on the cheer team and doing things other girls wish they could but I'm still not happy and I hate this feeling im still doubting that I'm going through a depression but now I just don't know
CrunchyCakezz (1 month ago)
I'm Fine.
Drxmzy (2 months ago)
What do I do 😕 im not close enough with my parents and i feel that it will be embarrassing to say something to them what do i do ive felt like this for almost 10 months I feel like my life is worthless like i could melt into the floor and nobody would care like my life is so painful to live that i wanna die or it wont ever go away
Jenny T. Moodie (2 months ago)
I think girls are more likely to talk about depression and report it. It's possible that young women are not more affected by it - they just report it more often than boys do.
Jojo siwas Hair line (2 months ago)
I’m depressed rn
Tonya Goff (2 months ago)
This depression therapy “fetching kafon press” (Google it) is so straightforward, so easy, and so true. After the healing process, I decided to volunteer at a shelter and I couldn’t be happier than aiding other people. Before I read through it I felt as if I was in a bottomless hole with no exit. I had been taking antidepressants for almost three years and had locked myself away from the world.
awkward channel (3 months ago)
ive had it since 12 but i am a ill kid so............
Brian Clark (3 months ago)
I am one of the many individuals who got depressed and it occurred to me years back after separation and divorce. an actual low point when I got this depression treatment method “fetching kafon press” (Google it) and my self-confidence was shattered. Within weeks of reading your book and putting your advice into exercise, my depression had completely removed and my confidence began to come back.
Ankush Mishra (3 months ago)
I was so much depressed that I wanted to die and I'm 15 years old only.
Vianca Ortiz (3 months ago)
I’m 13 & my therapist told my mom I had clinical depression
TEA TIME TV (4 months ago)
All you need is a person you can talk to it's really gonna make you feel 100 times better . If not your parents try talking with your best friend and Trust me it feels really good after sharing all your thoughts with someone
Lilibet (4 months ago)
How do you tell people that this might be going on with you? I can’t bring it up incase it seems fake or I’m wrong
Kaitlyn T (4 months ago)
I’ve had a bad past I was in counseling at 10-11 and I was suicidal and cut for a little at ten and my mom had depression and my dad is bipolar and I’m in counseling again was almost hospitalized for suicide plans ig but I’m in counseling and it’s just not helping I’ve been like this for almost six years and it’s not getting better I’m 15 not and I don’t think it’s just a teen thing idk ig we’ll find out
Andrei Borodaenko (5 months ago)
I feel like it's not true that girls are more likely to have depression than guys, but they are more likely to express it, get diagnosed, get treatment etc.
99tjpro (5 months ago)
i check the boxes off for most of those symptoms (except the physical pain part) so idk if im really depressed, going thru a lot or just a fucking loser
Bhaveesh c (5 months ago)
good video,I think I might have depression and go into it quite a lot. None of my multiple hobbies interest me anymore.a product i found helpful for depression,is Elumpa Depression Cure Alchemist , it will be on google if you need that.
anime pl (5 months ago)
Im sure i got depressed when i was 10 years old
ʜᴀɴᴀ (6 months ago)
I'm thirteen. Last year, I decided to tell my mother. She told me it was just puberty, my brother said i couldn't be depressed for no reason. :/ i literally have no emotions anymore, i cant even cry. I hate it.
hot cheetos (6 months ago)
I felt really depressed a few days ago and wrote my feelings on a piece of paper. My parents found it and want me to go to therapy. This is what I wanted but I still feel like my parents dont care or that people will think im making it up. They clearly care but I still cant help it
Chelle Shiiki (6 months ago)
Put a phone in their hands, remove God from their lives, split/divide the family unit, program them with Disney crap, destroy them environmentally....and you have a generation of completely messed up kids. Jesus come quickly.
S a d S u c c (6 months ago)
I'll jump off a fucking bridge
Mels (6 months ago)
but I'm too scared to tell my parents , I denied the though of ever having depression in my life since I was 12 . I've been struggling with GAD since then to . I tried dropping hints to my parents and all what came out of them is they think I'll turn to a monster if a don't leave the house nor do activities or socialize with my relatives and that I'll turn into our next door neighbor that has sever depression and takes meds as how they described her to be " crazy , loner and scary " so .. I wouldn't want to be called the same , that's why I don't ever tell them anything that hurts me
Prince of subliminals (7 months ago)
I've been suicidal when I was 13years old .... and now this keeps getting worse ... I can't even guarantee if I'd die with out suicide... my family doesn't care they don't even believe in humanity ... I feel so hurt , I was crying so bad and all they did was instead of talking about it , they gave me a lecture about my bad grades .... I feel so hated
Abigail The Sloth (7 months ago)
I try to tell my parents about how I feel and they say hormones. I might just send them this video.
Ami Shah (7 months ago)
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Dragana Mikic (7 months ago)
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Ava Xx (7 months ago)
Oh...... I was always told I didn’t have depression... it’s different to adult depression. I feel like I am always pressured to succeed and I get bullied for my hair colour on top of that. My self esteem has plummeted during the last few months since I reached high school, being verbally and physically bullied by seniors towering over me. I can’t even feel normal with my friends anymore apart from my best friend I that I knew when I was just a toddler. I got rejected by my crush who was secretly dating someone else so I can’t even look normal to him anymore. I’m just an introverted idiot. Sorry for wasting time. Just wanted to express myself somehow, knowing nobody will read this anyway.
Be Happy (7 months ago)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JrH4dP_MEQ0 Sharing with you all the video that inspires me to live when i wanted to end my life because of depression. video from fb page of Steven Aitchison. Sharing with ❤
Salty Skeleton (8 months ago)
When you a depressed, LGBT girl who’s 11. MY CHANCES WERE LIKE TRIPPLED
Saber Soldier (8 months ago)
I'm talking to my parents about it
Savannah J (9 months ago)
idk if i’m depressed i’m just numb all the time my life has been a cycle for year i want out of my body
watchingandwaiting (9 months ago)
My dad didn't want to accept responsibility for making me depressed as a teenager. When I pointed out things he did wrong as a parent, he wouldn't listen and said "if we get it wrong, we'll put her in therapy." What a shit attitude to have about your child's development.
Dickens Ochiel (10 months ago)
Can I be allowed to use this video for depression project
spaceturd 69 (10 months ago)
It affects concentration, sleeping patterns, mood, and motivation. I just turned 12 and have been depressed for a year. Also fuck you for only focusing on LGBT. None of your 'statistics' are correct and i havent seen a single current year cuck being bullied. Its pathetic
SEMI- VIRAL (11 months ago)
I'm 13. My life's going worse. It won't get better. I'm poor. My mom left me when I was 5 months old. I'm bit less uglier than Steve Bushemi when he comes home drunk. I love one girl a year older. She's rich. I'm socially dumb, but as IQ said im 121. I'm not originally english speaker as you might noticed. I play violin. My grandma has brain cancer if last stage... I tried to kill myself twice... She(The girl I love) was original source of my depression. I seem not to get better as is my life. Its worse every day. Day by day i will do it. I cant stand anyone anymore...
Princess cunt (11 months ago)
Welp im a 12 soon 13 year old teen who is bi. And i Think im depressed.
Madison (11 months ago)
I'm a 16 year old lesbian, definitely have experienced everything you said but the thing is when I'm with other people I think I'm fine, when I'm alone is when I'm upset and just have this sinking hopeless feeling :( I don't want to talk to anybody but I think I need to
Nish Wayz (1 year ago)
It can happen to 10 year olds *cough* Camp camp *cough* Max *cough cough*
Blue Apple Music (1 year ago)
To save you 4 minutes, emo!
Milan Goranovic (1 year ago)
here's a few tips to try Find the reasons why you are shy - the first step in solving an issue is to understand why you have it. Be comfortable with yourself - this makes it easier Just do it - you will feel better by taking action - especially by doing things that push your limits. (I discovered these and more ideas from Martos Magic Method site )
Chicken (1 year ago)
i'm so sick of people constantly saying "It's hormones"
Danny Jr (1 year ago)
“It can get better” they say like always. No I will never get over that my dad is dead and I never got to meet him because of stupid decisions that he and my mom thought of bringing me into life. I want to die and I’m done with life. Nothing goes my way and everyone thinks I’m weird and selfish for always being alone
Danny Jr (1 year ago)
My mother thinks I’m just being a lazy ass teenage boy and doesn’t understand what depression is😫 she thinks I can just turn it off whenever I want. I fucking hate myself I want to die 😢
Crouching Moron (1 year ago)
no. 5 is fucking shit. it never gets better. fuck life.
BeachedWhale (1 year ago)
Idk I just cant get out of bed, cant fall asleep, can hardly go to school, Ive missed 25 assignments but Im frankly impressed I can even make it to school at all and I have been getting bad headaches and sensitive eyes (probs from my sleep problems) but even if I sleep good I still want to lay in my bed all day and do nothing. Idk Im 13 and Ive been going through this for a few years and no ones noticed. Im an introverts so I tend to bottle things up and I don't like to burden people and I am horrible at talking to people.
lololo (1 year ago)
You only need to know two facts: Horizontal for hospital Vertical for morgue
Karah Roger (1 year ago)
i first started to feel depressed at age 12
Ceribo (1 year ago)
Depression anxiety suicidal thoughts...
Katileau (1 year ago)
You know, I actually kind of hate it when people say go talk to someone about it. I'm currently 14 and have social anxiety and depression. Sure, I haven't been professionally diagnosed but it's obvious. I've been depressed for over a year and have thought a whole lot about suicide. I also have no friends thanks to social anxiety. I'm too scared to talk or say hi to anybody and I always feel like everyone's watching me when I do something wrong. I'm not that typical friendly, outgoing fun friend that everyone loves and wants to get to know. Instead I'm that one shy girl that doesn't speak and is "stuck up." Even though I'm not. I actually can't talk to people about something like depression. I social anxiety makes it hard to even say hi to someone, much less talk about being depressed/suicidal. I really, truly wish I could talk to someone about it, but everytime I've gotten close I just end up backing out last minute and just start crying. Social anxiety and depression are the worst combo. I don't know if anyone else feels the same but god I wish I could be someone else.
Qasayed M (1 year ago)
I am depressed
SimplyLeo! (1 year ago)
This is 110% relatable except for the 5 one in my life...
Im not a teenager yet but I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety :/ my mother always thought it was was a phase and that it's because of my hormones AND im apart of the LGBTQ+ im aromantic which means I want no romantic or sexual relationship my mom also thought it's cause I'm young but it's not :/
Camila Michelle (1 year ago)
I told my mom that I get depressed out of nowhere She said "you can't get depressed out of nowhere only women can" Okay
alia khalifha (1 year ago)
I'm 16 and I've been suffering a lot this year , I've been crying every single night and I've been heart broken for no reason .! I really don't know what's wrong with me anymore , I cry without a reason and I just feel so sad . I've been wanting to end my life but my family won't let me .
Bronos X (1 year ago)
This is completely bullshit! What is it about being a teenager that you experience all this crap. I recently got out of my teen years and never faced any such problems.
under noticed (1 year ago)
im turning fourteen in. a few months n i think i hav depression. idk. i told my mom ab it numerous times n she keeps sayin "trust in the lord" and i had a therapists when i was 9-10ish i had my first therapy session. my school saw my behavior difference before i did. i kinda hated my therapist bc she took away the time i would play/enjoy myself w other ppl. now tht i do recognise some sort of behavior change i wish i had someone to talk to. all my friends hav turned on me one way or another and so did my first boyfriend. ( i didnt ask for the relationship although i was attracted to him) he gave me temporary happiness. then i went bac to my old self. i couldn't stay w him anymore. it was too painful. i would get mad at him for no reason and i would question if he even cared ab me. when we finally grew apart he admitted to manipulating me to do wht he wanted. i cant really trust anyone...atleast not how i use to. i feel like im a dead man walking. i wish i had a distraction like my older sisters how they use social media to keep themselves happy. but no i find tht stupid and i hav no interest in activities. i dont think its normal for a thirteen yr old girl to be crying this much. almost every day. theres nothin i can do if my mom doesnt help me n my siblings are busy doing there own thing. i wish things were different
under noticed (1 year ago)
suicide has been on my mind but i dont kno if i can do it. im kinda afraid of death after my first drowning experience when i was younger. however i think talk therapy would respond well to me :)
Nikki Mc (1 year ago)
I've had two bouts of it in my twenties and. Is really bad in my thirties I may have even had it in my teenage age years which weren't great but I can't recall a lot of it
The Pudgy Assassin (1 year ago)
I want to commit suicide
Eve Bilmer (1 year ago)
Oh my goodness I really thought I was the only one! I thought I was being ridiculous and it was unhealthy to be so irritable and upset all the time I felt bad and petty and ungrateful and guilty for being so upset all the time while on the back of my mind trying to tell myself "It gets better" I'm still waiting for it to get better but I have some hope for the future that I won't have to deal with this
The V8 (1 year ago)
I feel it EVERY SINGLE DAY.. I think I need some help before killing myself someday
Maleeha (1 year ago)
Click read more. Please!! My mum says I have depression cause I watch videos all day. Apparently my dysfunctional family has nothing to do with it. She also doesn't understand that I've had depression since before I started watching YouTube as much as I do. I'm currently 14 and I've had depression ever since I was 11. I'm not looking for any likes, I just wanted to get somethings out. Only one person (my math teacher) has ever tried to talk to me about it, but I can't talk openly to anyone because I don't know how to. Throughout seventh grade, I would cry myself to sleep (I still do, and now I even wake up crying) and I considered cutting as well as suicide on many occasions. I only manage to stop myself because I didn't want to upset my best friend and my sister. It's sad that most people, especially parents, don't realise the problems depressed people face, and unfortunately, many teenagers suffer from such problems. For crying out loud, almost half the girls in my class have depression! And I didn't know this for years! I hope that every depressed person who reads this understands that they are not alone. There are others out there who understand them, and that there will always be someone who will love them no matter what. If you think suicide is the best option for you, it isn't. Just imagine what would happen if you went through with killing yourself. If you need a sign to not commit suicide, then perhaps this is it. Remember that you are here for a reason. You'll never find out what it is if you kill yourself. You're life is a gift, it is a beautiful gift that cannot be compared with any other present. Don't throw it away.
Hope Rollins (1 year ago)
I just feel numb I don't feel sad or mad and people aren't the cause it's just me
Pink Sinsila (1 year ago)
Why all this videos make feel like my anxiety is completely normal?I know that no one has this point...
OverWatchJojo (1 year ago)
I used to be able to mask it pretty well, even though my family knew I hid most of my emotions, but lately it's just gotten worse. I have no interest in doing anything and whenever I think about the problems I need to fix I get so upset that I push them back so I can ignore them. I've been depressed since middle school, possibly even grace school. I don't want help even though I know I need it. For some reason I just want to suffer while helping other people with similar issues.
f89ry7 PS4 (1 year ago)
Wait so is depression a desease or something?I'm confused after reading all the comments
ʀᴀɪɴ ᴄʜᴀɴ (1 year ago)
Well,I have depression And anxiety,and ADHD And social anxiety I have been bullied And it's confusing how parents and teachers just don't get (-usually-) how a teenager can have depression And they think it might be because bullying,which really isn't true
hecc u (1 year ago)
i've been depressed for like 3 years and i need help and i told my mom that i'm depressed but she didn't take it seriously and right now it's the worst it has ever been and i've told about it to my two best friends(who live like 10h away) and to two of my "friends" and i don't know how i'll get help
Romayne333 Parnell (1 year ago)
Freaking Lbg bs...what about disabled teens...physical disabled....not a political trend BUT A REAL ISSUE
lsjdj (1 year ago)
iv had depression sence i was 12 and had thoughts of suicide lots of thoughts im 14 now and nothing has goten better just worst at this point i dont know what to do
Snapple Fan (1 year ago)
My little sister is twelve, and I'm worried about her. She's really adorable, and I tell her that. She's so smart too. She's also bi, I believe. She thinks she's super fat, she's not, but because of that she tries to "scratch" off her fat. She is really independent, doesn't have many friends. "I wish everyone would stop treating me like a little kid. I'm much more than a twelve year old brat. I'm sorry, I know I'm not oerfect, I know I'm a disappointment. But you know what? I have feelings too. She hates nearly everything about herself. I don't know how to help her. I'm at university in a different country. I love her. I don't want her to do something she'll regret.
Makayla Rae (1 year ago)
i have all these symptoms and yes i feel depressed my friend and my grandma died in the same day then i started getting bullied i don't know what to do
Germ_the_Nobody (1 year ago)
Great video. Thanks for making this.
Chat With Catnip (1 year ago)
Depression rates are higher with girls because girls talk about it. If they feel even remotely sad, your gonna hear about it. Because if that's the case then how come male suicide rates are at least 3x higher?
Chat With Catnip (1 year ago)
Well honestly I don't think it's just hormones with me. I'm a 14 year old guy and I've had depression ever since I was 8 and my mom left my dad.
navod yasiru (1 year ago)
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Caroline Victoria (1 year ago)
I think I may have teenage depression, but my mom thinks I'm just trying to get attention or that I'm being moody. I'm afraid to ask anyone else about it and I'm not even sure if I have it. What should I do?
Josh Draws (1 year ago)
im despressed and I dont care about myself or life...and dont care what you think about me u cant help me
Awesome vids Bant (1 year ago)
They say girls are more likely to suffer is that scientifically proven or based on the fact that more girls talk about it.
Farrel (1 year ago)
I wish i have a mom like you
BingBongChowwow (1 year ago)
I honestly don't know what's wrong with me... ugh I hate being 16
SwePrometheus1995 (1 year ago)
Teenagers are humans between the ages of 13-25 and that's a thing that i need to keep in my head... I'm still happy!
SwePrometheus1995 (1 year ago)
I did lose all the teen years because of all the adults did just ignore me.. It clearly sucks, but it's still ok because i can still be a teenager and hang with whoever i want.. I'm not alone, right!?
Cas K.P (1 year ago)
If anyone needs to talk to anyone, just add my snapchat: teq27 I will always be there for you.
Cas K.P (1 year ago)
But 75% of all suicides are made of men.
NickDominatesfan (1 year ago)
I'm 13 and I've been depressed since I was in 4th grade and it's really hard for me to control my emotions. yes I did tell and adult and yes I go to therapy but in my opinion I don't think it gets better
Corner Route (1 year ago)
I definantly don't want To die but I just feel depressed and sad for no reason sometimes I am confused can someone tell me what's going one
Minato Kirijio (1 year ago)
How do you get this unfortunate mental problem?
fml bie (1 year ago)
I've had depression for many years and I'm only 12. I hate myself, and I've had many suicidal thoughts. My life has been very rough because of my family. (things that are very personal) I also have social anxiety, and panic attacks. My friend says that she has depression as well. I work myself too hard in school. Some days I work so hard I fall asleep on my desk at home. I spend most of my time on the weekends crying in bed leaving junk food in my room wondering, why me, why my life. I have been so mentally harmed that nothing really hurts me besides my depression. My parents are kinda catching on but I don't think they know how serious it can be for me.
mrberrybubbles (1 year ago)
i have all of these
Flying Hipo (1 year ago)
My mom is a special ed teacher and she was talking about one of the kids in her class. She said that he was in 7th grade and was a tall/ big kid. She said he breaks down and cries almost everyday. I almost started crying because i have depression, but i havent told anyone yet and it touched me that other 7th graders like me might have depression. My mom said that it hurt her to see kids going through something like that kid in her class is. My dad said that "thats just how retards deal with things, they cry until someone gives them attention." I literally ran to my room and balled my eyes out silently. I feel horrible and trapped, i dont know what to do
Lil Maggie Boo (1 year ago)
What about death that cause depression
Warren Jay (1 year ago)
dam I wish I saw this when I was a teen I woulda not slept with hookers
Jade Parker (1 year ago)
I'm 15 and I told my dad 1 hour ago that I think I have depression and that I self harm. I was so scared to do it, but now at least he's taking me to see the doctors about it :(
not my real name (1 year ago)
I don't know what to do. I feel so alone. I feel like nobody could ever understand, or like they think I'm just feeling sorry for myself. I've never been suicidal, I've never harmed myself, but lately I've just been wondering, whats the point. I wonder if everything would be better if it just ended. I don't want to feel like this anymore. I feel so cornered and I don't know what to do.
Katrina Jackson (1 year ago)
So it was almost Inevitable for me. I'm a fifteen year old female bisexual all of which makes it more likely. I'm not sucicidal or self harming (I did attempt self harm but it appears I'm not in a weak enough emotional state) instead to help me I've been drawing on my skin (a technique I saw on facebook before going into depression) a couple are small but there's a large pattern on my leg. On the palm on my hand there's currently the yin symbol. On my wrist from my pov it says "help me" if anyone was to look at it from the other way it says "I'm fine" then the big one goes from my foot to my knee on my right leg, it's a leaf and poison ivy pattern in reference to the character poison ivy, I want to get at least the one on my wrist and the leaf one made into tattoo's when I'm old enough. I'm only self diagnosed as I've only told one person, who is the partial reason for me realising (i think i might've been before the event that made me realise i just wasn't conscience of it) my depression, it wasn't really her fault though. I want people to notice rather then me telling them but I also don't want them to treat me differently or like it's a big deal, just make an effort to talk to me more. If anyone else needs anyone to talk to I'm sure we can try to help each other.
I have this weird-emotion thing where I get these, sort of, "waves" of depression. During these I have suicidal thoughts, I don't want to move or go anywhere, and everything is just horrible. Other times I'm happy, and I can do things. I don't really have any friends, but that doesn't affect me during the happy periods. I've seen one therapist, who told me that I shouldn't strive for great grades and better work. I don't talk to anyone currently, and I don't want to get help anymore. It didn't help me, just wasted my time. I can't mention this to anyone, for the fear or bring laughed at or rejection.
A.J. *-* (1 year ago)
I exhibit all the signs of depression and my therapist says im depressed, but my doctor won't help because she says, "we don't diagnose teens with any kind of mental illness"
Sammie ! (1 year ago)
But even if you're not diagnosed, at least someone knows you have it and you can still work with your therapist to get through it
Sammie ! (1 year ago)
Ask your therapist to recommend you to another doctor, that part of their job
Jess Ovens (1 year ago)
Hey, if you go to another doctor they might be different.
Tobias The Bean (1 year ago)
i have depression and I'm 14
not my real name (1 year ago)
Emma Cockrell 13 and same

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