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Dealing With Depression

My name is Sophia and Im 15.
I have been depressed for almost 6 months. I havent been diagnosed but I just know.
I really dont know why I am feeling like this, I have no one to talk to I feel so alone and isolated. I spend most nights at home by myself, and Im crying all the time. I began cutting a while ago because its a way of coping. Im sure Im not the only one like this but I really dont know what to do anymore..

Please help me
SophiaaMarie SophiaaMarie 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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I'm sorry to here you are going through this. Coming from someone who has been depressed off and on for about 10 years I know you probably feel alone and like there is no end. Some things that helped me during my rough times included writing. At least when you feel your worst maybe try picking up a pen ad expressing your true feelings on paper, which you are now, haha. I know you have probably heard it before, but it really does help. You can go back later and read what you wrote and many times it feels like you are reading someone elses words, it kinda crazy. It's also like the words become a mirror into your soul. Another thing that helped me was art. I dont know if your into the arts at all, but drawing and painting was always a release for me. I hope you can find something to help you out of this. It will be you in the end who can truley turn things postive, just keep looking for healthy ways to brighten your spirits. I know its easier said than done, but you can do it. Good Luck.

You are not the only one who feels like this. I have felt like this before on and off for 3 years now. There's nothing wrong with you as a person because you have depression it's an illness anyone could get or have like any other illness out there.
I really think you should go see a doctor about it. Especially since your cutting and it seems to be affecting your everyday life. I put off going to a doctor for over a year because I was way too scared to admit there might be something wrong and I might be going mental. Then I thought the doctors might put me on some medication that might make me even more mental but it's nothing like that at all and I regretted not going sooner.
You don't have to take medication. Excercise really helps which I know is hard because you might not have the energy or motivation but really does help. Also healthy eating. I also take PureEPA fish oil capsules from the website mind1st.com. They are quite pricey but really do make such a difference. Also there's different therapies your doctor will tell you about, also not as big and scary as it sounds.
Hope this helps, I went to the doctors last year for the first time about it and have to work hard everyday to be okay but I really feel like my depression has been under control these past few months, good luck! :)

Thankyou for the advice :). I will try and take it into consideration!