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.
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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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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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.
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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.
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
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...
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
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.
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“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
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.
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.
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 :/
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 .
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
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
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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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?
There are a few components to reducing depression quickly . One resource I discovered that succeeds in merging these is the Martos magic method (check it out on google) definately the most helpful guide i've heard of. look at the unbelievable information .
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?
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
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.
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
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.
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.
I went through severe bouts of depression and still struggle in my mid-twenties to keep myself balanced; I do believe that I have gotten better and constantly work to be an aid to those who are struggling too. (Side note-- ADORE your window decor!)
Panagiotis Matziounis honestly, knowing that they have someone to talk to makes all the difference(speaking from experience) and I have to disappoint, but sometimes there are things we don't feel comfortable talking about with parents.
Panagiotis Matziounis Im not a parent but as a teen who suffers with severe depression i wish my parents would of asked if i was OK and talked to me. If you think your son/daughter is depressed just sit down with them and ask how they are doing they may refuse at first because its hard opening up about depression
ItsMehNick Trust me, I know the feeling. I have had depression for as long as I can remember, and as a 14 yr old girl who also suffers from social anxiety, it's very difficult to deal with. I never came out to my mother because I had the same fears which were confirmed recently as I accidentally told her in a bout of rage. However, you don't have to tell her anytime soon, but I recommend that you do share your feelings with someone. It could be teacher, or your best friend, or sibling, or whatever. Tell them how you are doing, and confide in them if you feel down in the dumps any day of the week. Don't be afraid of them judging you, or not understanding you. If they are someone whom you trust, and someone who loves you, they should be willing to help. Don't hold back in fear of being a burden. It'll weigh your true friends down more than anything else ever could.
I've always thought like too. What I did was remind your parent to schedule a check up with a doctor and when you go to that check up, tell the doctor you've been feeling depressed. Then, if she thinks you may have it, she'll validate you and it'll be easier to talk to your parent. That's how I went about things anyways. You'll also start treatment sooner rather than later before it gets worse.
ItsMehNick ! Hi I'm 12 and I know what you're going through!! I've been struggling for years and I just got help. I don't know you're situation, but it can always help to talk to your parents. It's really hard but I believe in you
I used to be extremely depressed I failed 8th grade when I used to have strait A's. I stayed in my room and just sat on my bed for hours not thinking about anything. My dad caused me to go deeper into depression when he would say things like "You really need to learn how to do _____ better because you aren't very good at it" a lot of the time it was my artwork, the one thing that brought me out of a depressed state. I stopped drawing and I was considering suicide. I wish I would have told someone but both my older siblings were having problems and the way my parents talked about them I just didn't want to be talked about in the same way. I'm in high school now and even though I go in and out of mild depression I am so much happier. I have new friends that are so much more empowering instead of the ones that almost got the police called on us. My parents aren't as stressed as they used to be before we moved. Depression is a very serious thing that almost cost me my life. If you don't feel comfortable telling your parents or and adult about it tell a friend at least. Having someone know about it helped a lot and we would talk about it together.
Naw, y'all are just whiny. I cry every night for hours, I'm never happy, always lonely, used to selfharm a lot, and all that shit. But I'm not depressed, and I'm sure 50% of these drama queens(like me) aren't depressed. Y'all need real problems.
But hey, what do I know? I'm just a 12 year old with Autism.
I think I might have depression and go into it quite a lot. None of my multiple hobbies interest me anymore, and though I am an extrovert all I want to do is stay locked in my room forever. I feel so empty and alone, and just plain dull. but am too nervous to tell my parents or get help.
James Knight James, I hope you do talk to your parents you will be surprise to see their reaction when you have a heart to heart talk with them, just tell them, say “Mom, Dad I need your help. Believe me, they’re not the enemies.
i'm 13, no one has died in my life and nothing too bad has happened in my life. i don't feel like going anywhere with my family or friends, i don't feel like talking to anyone, i just feel sad all the time. all i do is stay in my room 24 hours of the day, literally. most of the time i feel sad, but some days i'll be happy. i don't know if i have depression?
i did the same because sometimes i just couldn't find the will to even get out of bed but what helped me push past it was to just make myself go outside even if for 5 minutes (or open a window or something), usually just to my garden and keep doing it even if it didn't make me feel better because staying inside only made it worse.
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