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mystical_valley
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what do you call a person who stays depressed about 93% of the time? I don't know what's wrong with me, I'm never happy anymore. The only thing I ever do anymore is sleep, school, eat or cut myself. I don't know what started me cutting I just picked it up one day and I haven't stopped it. But I don't cut every day, I want to but I don't. what's wrong??
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Heather
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Clinically? You call them chronically depressed. And it is fairly common in adolescents.

No one but you can know what's wrong, honey, but I'd advise you get some help. Find a therapist or a school counselor soon so that you can find out what is wrong and work through it in a way that is healthy, which self-mutilation is not.

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Yes, therapists are wonderful people. I just started seeing a new one, she's excellent, as I imagine most are.
Before I was like you, depressed all the time ( I never cut myself though, I don't like blood). But I could never wake up, or I never wanted to see anyone. And I blamed myself for it, too, which was totally wrong. And one night I completely broke down, crying, everything. I didn't go to school for a week, almost. I saw the new therapist, and after talking to her once, I felt better.

But, I got answers why I felt this way. After seeing her for a bit, we just recently established that I'm Bipolar II. I don't blame myself anymore, and that's a great deal of comfort when I'm depressed. And I have my therapist to thank .

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alaska
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Have a look at http://www.wingofmadness.com for some great info on depression, they also have a small section for teens with depression http://www.wingofmadness.com/teens.htm

Just as pink and Miz S have said: talk to someone about it, a counsellor in school, a teacher, a doctor, anyone who can help you in getting help.

Admitting you need help is the first step in getting it and actually getting better.

And, yup, I love my therapist as well.

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[This message has been edited by Alaska (edited 02-06-2001).]


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mystical_valley
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thanks pink, alaska, and miz scarlet.
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alaska
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no worries, valley, always a pleasure to help. Keep us posted how you're progressing, yes?
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*hugs* honey.

Could I just say I agree with what everybody has said. Go seek help from a counsellor or someone you can trust. A family friend, friend etc.

And if you do cut, please please please kep yourself safe. Wash your wound and make sure it is germ free. Hope everything goes okay. *hugs*


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its sad to hear. the pain of heart is really really something. I really dont know the cure. i want to share a song with you, i hope you would feel better, I will be glad even if you feel good for 1 minute.

Oh, I'm bein' followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
Leapin and hoppin' on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

And if I ever lose my hands, lose my plough, lose my land,
Oh if I ever lose my hands, Oh if.... I won't have to work no more.
And if I ever lose my eyes, if my colours all run dry,
Yes if I ever lose my eyes, Oh if.... I won't have to cry no more.

And if I ever lose my legs, I won't moan, and I won't beg,
Yes if I ever lose my legs, Oh if.... I won't have to walk no more.
And if I ever lose my mouth, all my teeth, north and south,
Yes if I ever lose my mouth, Oh if.... I won't have to talk...

Did it take long to find me? I asked the faithful light.
Did it take long to find me? And are you gonna stay the night?


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mystical_valley
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I took your advice and went to see a counsellor and spoke to some friends and I do feel better.
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good for you honey. I really hope everything works out fine. *hugs*
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Good to hear that, valley, hope that was the first step towards getting better for you. *huggles*

Alaska


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