Hi there. My name is Tori. I am 17 years old and was diagnosed with Depression almost 3 years ago. I am currently not taking any prescription meds. I don't see a therapist. I used to majorly self-harm. I've been dealing with that as well by telling myself I'm better than that. I will admit that I sadly slip up and self-harm from time-to-time. I've lost interest in almost everything I used to enjoy. Facebook, friends, social activities, my pets... I either sleep for over 8 hours or don't sleep for over 24. My moods change like the wind. I could be happy all day and something so small and irrelevant could make my mood go spiraling. I get angry at the littlest thing. I break into tears for sometimes no reason at all. I've considered suicide multiple times. I never would because I'm afraid that if I did, my life could make a startling change for the better, but it would be too late for me. I've talked to a few of my closest friends about how I feel; they always tell me suicide is never the answer, (And I know this.) they will always be there for me, etc. But when I try and talk to them about the very core of my feelings, I get brushed of. I guess it kinda makes me mad that I could listen to their problems and give heartfelt answers, but when I ask for the same, I'm always alone. My depression stems mostly from my family. But that's a story for another day.. I just found this site today. And even if nobody replies to my post, that's okay. I just mostly needed to get all this off my chest in a place where many others are going through almost the same situations. And by telling complete strangers how I feel, I know I won't get as judged by you as I would by my friends. I guess I'm looking for advice, someone to talk to who understands. Someone who can relate.. And like I said, even if no one replies to what I've said, all is well. But it would be nice to see what people say about my situation..View Thread
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