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I need help. I have a lot of problems and I'm finally realizing that I need some real help because I can't do things on my own. I cut myself,I'm suicidal and I recently began forcing myself to throw up after meals. I crave attention and I've put myself into compromising sexual situations to get there. I am really depressed.
I know I need help, professional help, I'm sick of hiding this, but I can't tell my parents. They've always acted like people with these kind of problems are just crying out for attention and they don't realize how much pain I'm in. They would kill me if they knew what I've been doing.
How can I get help from someone without them knowing. My school does not have guidance counselors (private Christian school, aparently God is supposed to be our counselor.) I need help, I'm sick being depressed and hiding scars and cuts. I'm sick of crying, but I don't know how to get better. What can I do without having to talk to my parents?

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What I'd suggest, then, is calling your local community center or civic center and asking for suggestions on local free or sliding scale counseling services. Most communities have them.

Hang in there and make those calls.

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