Am I?

I'm pretty sure I am but I'm not an adult yet. Could you get diagnosed with depression when 15? I think if I would of told anyone or wanted help they wouldn't believe me or say I just think I am. I used to cut myself and now I've done it sometimes recently. I like cry everyday and I feel extremely sad all the time. And it's not just out of no where...I have reasons to be sad
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2 Responses Mar 9, 2010

I had a close friend in the military with me, and after a tour in Africa (Rwanda) he started to cut himself all the time. It was a means of feeling "something" he had explained to me, it made him feel alive, the pain reminded him he was still alive. <br />
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His depression was brought on by PTSD, the feeling of not being able to help the helpless, and seeing death a level not experienced since he nazi party was in power. It left him feeling like he had died. <br />
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Unfortunately he has never come out of his situation and is barely functioning. I'm waiting for the day when finally takes his own life. He has rejected any amount of help or counseling. <br />
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I hope that you can find someone (a professional) to talk to that will be able to help you deal with your depression. Don't let it control your life, find a means to control it.<br />
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It was always a taboo subject and a sign of weakness in those circles. I've learned better and a lot more about it since then. <br />
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I wish you all the best.<br />
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j

Oh, sweetie, you've been suffering in silence for too long now. I truly understand your desire to want to overcome your depression without the aid of medication. I myself feel that society is way too "pill happy" today. Some people do fine with therapy without medication, while others benefit from therapy and medication combined. You may or may not need medication, that's to be evaluated and decided by a psychiatrist. It's worth checking into sweetie. This past Christmas Day was 3 years since I've cut myself. The scars have faded but they never fully go away. You're too young and if that's you in your avatar= you're too pretty to be cutting yourself. No one deserves this type of treatment, least of all at their own hands. That's usually a symptom of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD). I'm not sure how much you know about this but it's not just war veterans who get PTSD anymore. It's really good that you're talking about it rather than suffering in silence. You deserve to feel free and to enjoy yourself. Don't keep these things in. Trust me, I know how bad the rest of your life could possibly get if this goes untreated. You deserve a happy and fulfilling life just as everyone else does! Please seek professional help. There's nothing to be ashamed of. We all have problems honey. Keep on reaching out! If you ever need to talk to someone you can always PM me. I hope you feel better soon sweetie! Best wishes *hugz*