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I think I am depressed
Posted on: 12/21/2009
Recently I've just been upset and mad over everything, and I'm worried that I might be clinically depressed. I want to talk to my parents about it, but I can never be open with them. They don't have any clue about any of my problems. Some of which are: That I don't have time with my schedule to act like kids my age do. On the days I can relax I've always got something for school. I'm constantly doing something (I'm on a high school color/winterguard that practices almost everyday). This year I went from having all A's to getting my first B on a report card (I'm in 8th grade). I'm bi and in the closet (plus the girl I like is straight). I wear black all the time (I hadn't noticed until someone called me emo). I'm losing friends when I talk to them about why I'm upset. I had mono 2 years ago and they think it may be coming back, and I'm crying over everything. My Question: How could I start a conversation with them about what I think might be the cause without starting an argument?
No need to talk about the cause with your folks. PLEASE tell them immediately that you are scared you are depressed and need to see a doctor. You can start with your regular doctor, tell him or her how you feel and he or she can help refer you to a counselor and talk about other ways to help. The counselor or doctor can then help talk to your parents! Do it now!