I'm new here and I signed up to gain comfort I'm not the only one who feels this way or advice. I may not reach the age requirement exactly, but this is the best solution I have found on my own to let out my emotions in a safe, anonymous, free place. I have been dealing with a lot of things on my own for a long time, anxiety, depression, body issues, paranoia, and stress. I keep these things to myself because I have put up a "happy face" for so long, to other people I am an awesome girl who is looked to as a straight-A, kind student and have even gotten awards for it. I have also struggled with saying that I have depression because at this point it just feels like a cliche. I know people who have faked for attention, one girl who even went as far as coloring red marker over band-aids she put on her wrists and for a while, I thought you had to be suicidal to be considered "depressed" and felt I didn't have the right to say I was. I will go deeper on other topics too but this is a sliver on what I'm dealing with.