I think I have depression, what should I do?

Hello everyone. I decided to come to this website to help myself since I'm really burdened by my feelings. I have no one to talk about how I feel, not my family or my friends, as I feel I will just burden them with my problems and I don't want to be judged by them. I've been really down since last month but I don't really know why. I feel empty. It's like nothing interest me anymore. I cry a lot but only when I'm alone because I don't really want to show anyone that I feel like this. When I'm at school, I try my best to act normal although sometimes I just really can't hold all these feelings in. I sleep, a lot, because that is how I escape from these feelings although I often wake up crying. Also, when I sleep I feel more tired than I've been before sleeping. I don't really know what to do. I feel so bad that sometimes I don't really want to get out of bed anymore. I feel trapped but I don't know what is trapping me. I feel like a failure even though I achieved a lot of things right now. Why am I feeling like this and what should I do?

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  • Hello Petal,

    first thing is to be brave and go visit your GP. And when you get there be very honest about how you are feeling. Don't hold back and don't be embarrassed as you won't say anything they have never heard before. They will be able to help you. It may be medication, a talking therapy ( which really does help) or a combination of them both.

    Depression can be treated, sometimes we don't need to have anything trigger it , it can just hit us.

    And come talk here. Nobody here will judge you, you can share how you are feeling to people who really understand, and you can have some support.

    You don't sound very old so please don't block out telling your family. Your GP can help you explain to them and then they will also be able to offer support.

    Very gentle hugs


  • Hi there and welcome. First if you go to the Home Page of this site you will

    Find lots of help and information about Depression and lots of advice.

    I think you should go to your GP and tell him exactly what's going onFor you,

    Being very honest is important. Good luck.


  • Hi thère, welcome to the site. We are here to help. I have been living with depression and anxiety for years.

    with the right support system and strategies you can cope.

    Start off by going to your gp to get some meds. The gp can refer you to the mental health team locally.

    Keep in touch. We can offer support.


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