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Dear Teen: No, it is definitely not normal to think about suicide daily and to have a plan you could fulfill. You need to call your doctor right away, preferably the one who diagnosed you with depression, and let him/her know what you are thinking. There are medications that can help you, and if you are on one you may need a change or a higher dosage. Be sure you are seeing a licensed psychotherapist who can help you deal with your feelings as well as a psychiatrist who can prescribe the best medication. Don't let this condition continue to go on without getting the best expert advice. Depression is an illness that can be treated very successfully!
Joyce Brothers Kart , MFT