I Am A Teenager. Ask Me Anything. :)

I Am a Teenage girl. Ask me Anything.

sweetsicksteen sweetsicksteen
18-21, F
8 Responses Feb 16, 2010

yeah, it really has

Has EP helped you with your problems?

well short answer: google<br />
long answer: i was coming up on my 16th birthday and i felt really depressed. there are just so many things in my life that i wish i could change but have no control over. i just needed to tell someone and since a therapist wasnt really an option i turned to the internet, but i wanted to make sure that i would stay anonymous so i could talk about any problems i have, without being judged.

i have a question, what brought you to this website?<br />
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i'm like the same age as you btw (:

I wish I knew. One idea might be, with a lot of people our age, we want to stand out from the rest, or fit in better. I have never met anyone who doesn't want to have friends or doesn't want to be liked. Some people might have eating disorders because they want to look skinny, which for some reason is fashionable, in hope to become more popular. Depression is of course different from cutting. I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure that depression is more of a genetic sickness. While most cutters are depressed, there are some out there who do that for attention too. As for me, I see no good reason to do drugs (unless it is medical, of course). Maybe they do it to rebel against their parents, do it because they want to have more in common with a certain group,or to get away from problems. Most of the friends I have also have one or more of these problems too.

why do you think our generation is so messed up? ninety nine percent of the people i know around our age have problems with drugs, eating disorders, depression, or cutting/ self injury. why can't we just be happy?

Well, both actually. I miss being younger because things were simpler and i am kind of scared of what growing up means. But I look forward to my future because I like the independence and freedom that I'm getting little tastes of here and there. I have goals i hope to achieve, like getting into collage, but i fear what might happen if i don't reach those goals. Honestly, I wish i could slow down time because I'm scared I'm going to run out of time to make the decision of what I want to do with my life.

Do you want to be older, younger, or right where you are? And why?