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skins9653 >> 07/01/2015 7:08pm
Ive read through all the information but im still not sure if what i'm feeling is depression... help?

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theatrerainbow >> 30/01/2015 2:22pm
What it basically comes down to is... have you felt low for a long time? (more than a couple weeks, or even just a couple weeks if it's very bad.) THEN GET HELP. If it's very mild, you can help yourself with techniques listed on this website. Mild, you can call helplines or maybe a GP. You should seek out professional help from moderate onwards. (if it's not too bad, you can start with your GP) Hope I helped! (kia kaha)
I don't know what to do...
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An_Anonymiss >> 26/01/2015 2:06pm
My name is CJ, I am a girl, and I am almost 15 years old. I don't know how long I've had depression, but I'm pretty sure it's been so long people assumed that the symptoms i've been having are actually my personality traits. I got suspicious that I was coming down with depression when one of my friends (jokingly) made a comment about it: "You used to be so nice, what happened?" I talk to my other friend about it, but I never feel like I can tell anyone face-to-face about everything, especially since I've just come to realization a few months ago... I've subconsciously distanced myself from everyone over the years to the point where I feel like I can't trust anyone with the fear that they will tell others. I feel completely alone. I had a breakdown one night and I had to miss school because of it; my mom says I should get a therapist, but that's the last thing I want. She, along with everyone else in my family, are included in the list of people I can't bring myself to trust. I WANT to talk to somebody, but I always talk myself out of it every time I think I want to. I don't know what to do...
Be strong!
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Emzy_Rose >> 22/01/2015 6:28pm
Please, please, please you need to remember that people out there care. You need to remember that your life is worth living. No matter what people say to you and how much people put you down you cant let them win! You need to prove that your strong enough to hold on and fight through your depression. You may think that nobody cares and that nobody will miss you but you could never be more wrong. You may be going trough hell at the moment but its not always going to be like that. Your storm is going to end and you will smile again like you used to. You just ave to keep holding on. You have to be a fighter. You were born for a reason, not so you could just end your life when things got hard. I know how it feels to be trapped. I know how it feels to feel like nothing in this life is worth the pain. I know.. But let me tell you something. Your life i worth it. YOU are worth it. So please, please, pleasejust do one thing for me... Stop hating yourself! Talk to somebody, talk to me. I may not know you but I care. I promise.
I have been sufferring from depression for more than 5 months
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Blair >> 16/01/2015 12:55am
Hi everyone, My name is Blair and i am a 15 year old male. I have not long created my account on this website but i have been sufffering from depression for more than 5 months now and he first thing i did on this website was the self-test and it told me that i am severely depressed. I have always been feeling down. I also have the feeling that no one likes me and that i don't have any friends and that makes me feel always lonely. I am currently going to a youth speciality service which i have ben referred to by my GP. The main reason why i created an account on here is to see what other people suggest that i do and maybe (just maybe) suggest things to others. I would really like to hear what you all have to say. Regards, Blair

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Emzy_Rose >> 22/01/2015 6:18pm
Talk to to somebody.. anybody! You have to let somebody help you and I know thats a lot easier said than done and I know it may be hard but thats the only way to feel better. Its worth trying, please.
Can't let people in
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Saph >> 13/11/2014 9:47pm
I've been living with depression for over a year. I'm struggling to find people I trust and so it becomes a challenge to speak up. Can u help?

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allyjelly >> 26/11/2014 3:59pm
I can't really help but I'm feeling the same way too. I feel like people will treat me differently or laugh or something if I tell anyone but I really just want someone to talk too. Its quite hard just acting normal but its even harder to tell someone. If you have any ideas, it would be great to hear...
Saph >> 06/12/2014 10:34pm
I feel exactly the same. I have just found one person I can truly trust and they're doing their best. It's best that you don't wait until things get really bad like me because then it's harder and takes longer to get better. Do u have someone you can trust?
black_hole >> 14/01/2015 11:37am
I definitely know how you feel Saph. I've had depression for a few years but didn't know i had it. And i've pushed away everyone that really cared for me. And now i really don't know who to talk to about it all. Its hard talking to counsellors and that because they don't know your history, weren't there when everything went down.
Unknown User >> 21/01/2015 10:43pm
i know how you all feel but i also know what happens when ppl find out or are told.. i never told anyone myself but my mother told almost everyone i know.. some treat you kinder.. some harsher as they dont accept someone being different from them.. find someone you trust and tell them, then they can suport you with telling others hope this helps
Seeking help
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Desperateforhelp >> 19/01/2015 9:36am
Last year, my family had to go through a massive blow, it was a family crisis in which lasted around 8 months... before that, I'm your normal social butterfly that had a million friends, loved to play football, and was busy all the time... but all of a sudden, I changed. I changed in a way that I can't feel happiness or enjoyment, I have massive mood swings in which I can randomly just feel like I'm at my lowest - and I've suddenly become isolated.. because I pushed everyone away including my family. Im extremely snappy and I just constantly feel miserable. I've tried so hard to get myself out of this, but it doesn't seem like its going away. I want to sleep all the time, and its never enough. I have asthma, so I'm big about no smoking, but suddenly, I've become a casual smoker - whenever I feel like im going to explode, I seem to just go have a cigarette. I feel that I've lost my ability to make good decisions and my emotions are at work 24/7 on overdrive. I'm engaged, and I'm beginning to ruin my relationship, I scream and cry and have no idea why! I over react and my misery is effecting him.. I've tried talking to my parents, but I guess in our culture, they don't know what depression is.. I don't know what to do anymore.. is my future going to be like this forever?
Support for ME and for YOU!
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TakeMyHand >> 19/05/2014 2:59pm
Hey Guys and Girls! its my first time on a site that could potentially help my health, sometimes I feel down and I feel as though there is no way I am ever feel like me again (ever had this feeling?) I like to call my moods 'The Spiral Effect' because one minute I'm doing fine and then suddenly I'm spiralling downward and sometimes the only way out is by asking for help! Not only am I on this site to ask for the ever needed advice i am after, i am also here to form a 'Support Alliance' type group to get help for ME and get help for YOU because I know what it feels like to be alone and at the end of my tether and I hope one day we can all smile more and feel better about the little things around us. I hope atleast ONE of you guys takes the time to read this and realise that there are other people out there that are hurting, but always remember that there is always someone that is willing to help! Thanks, Mikayla!

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Billy >> 22/05/2014 11:24am
Hi, I just wrote a post about vicious cycles. I too have a happy week or so then I just crash and cry for no reason. Then a couple days later i can be fine again. It sux and its really ruining my life and putting strain on my relationship. Do you find talking helps? I have noone close enough to talk to as I have lost contact with all my friends and my family just dont understand, The only person I can talk to is my partner but offloading onto him all the time is not healthy for us, so thats why Im here hoping to get some good use out of this site.
black_hole >> 14/01/2015 11:48am
Hey Billy and TakeMyHand I totally agree with you both and am looking for something similar. Are you both still keen?
depression, relationships and pregnancy
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NikkiM >> 12/08/2014 1:17am
Hello, I feel like I'm backing myself into a dark corner. Im 25 weeks pregnant, and living with my partner. the problem i feel is that where we live i have to rely only on my partner to go anywhere etc as im not confident to drive and have no friends so i stay at home all day. I've previously been diagnosed with major depression and am on sertraline, but recently it seems things have gone back to they way they were, im overthinking every little thing, avoiding socalization with my partners friends ETC and constantly picking arguments which have no end with my partner. I know its not his fault and i wish i could just flick a switch back to my happy self. i don't think before i do or say things right now and its putting a strain on my relationship. last night i went onto his phone and saw a text from his ex saying she wanted to kiss him all night, i also saw that he talks to her about me in a very unkind way. i know it was wrong to look at his stuff and frankly since i did - its my own fault. but once i saw that i didnt give him a chance to explain and automatically accused him of cheating as im very paranoid due to past history. i honestly don't know whati can do to pull myself out of this hole again. i need help but like i mentioned i cant goto town weekly to speak to a counselor or anything and i have a difficult time talking to people about my problems - hence why i am emailing - as writing, i feel that i can speak freely. i honestly don't know what to do.

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black_hole >> 14/01/2015 11:46am
Hi NikkiM, i went through depression while pregnant. I hopped off the tablets for baby. And started seeing a counsellor maybe once a month. It wasn't as helpful. HOw are things with you and your partner now? I have major problems with my current partner and its crazy. I really wanna get out of this relationship but im scared of being alone and worried about how this will affect my son. Here to chat if you need to.
suggestions?
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jacklaw1998 >> 05/11/2014 6:44am
I feel so down, i dont want to feel like this i need people to talk to but i dont want to go to see anyone because i feel ashamed and dont like people seeing me upset any suggestions?

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black_hole >> 14/01/2015 11:41am
I feel the same way. I wanted to start a blog so that i can put all my feelings down somewhere. The internet seems a good place because of the anonymous factor. If you write it all down someone will find it notice your writing or know what you're talking about but on the internet there are so many people in the world. It would be hard to know. You can use letters for people instead of names. It costs about $50 a month to do so though. Just a suggestion. This place is good too. You can't see what people's reactions to your posts and stories are. You're anonymous. So here is good. I'm happy they put up the message board. They didn't have it before.
Confused? Scared? Lonely
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Aliice >> 11/11/2014 2:01pm
Im never happy anymore,never smile,feel so fake in fornt of people. Ive been told i dont have depression and im not allowed to have depression, I dont even no what depression is. That makes me feel down even more. I feel trapped in a house i dont wana be. I feel alone, im not allowed to talk to anyone in my family about my life i dont wana talk to friends as i know they will judge or just be all round negative. CONFUSED ON WHY IM HERE SOMETIMES

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black_hole >> 14/01/2015 11:38am
When you say fake, do you mean you act all happy around people when you're not? I've totally gotten to the point where its so hard to act. I ve acted happy for so long that i started to believ it and get used to it. And now i'm really tired from all the acting.
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