I'm 19 and have yet to be diagnosed as depressed because, well i don't quite know the reason why. I believe its a number of things, the fact I'm scared to be labelled as depressed, the fact i have to share my feelings and thoughts with a complete stranger or the fact that I'll have to tell the people that love me most that their precious daughter is depressed. I've tried all of the ways that are supposed to "decrease" depression, like eating healthier, exercising and so on yet to no avail, they have not worked. To make matters worse this is slowly creating problems with my studying. i missed two weeks worth of lessons because no matter how hard i tried i couldn't get my body to move from my bed, so today I'm faced with going to college and coming up with some made up excuse to give to my teachers because i know that they will not understand how hard i tried to get out of my bed everyday but i couldn't because of depression.