Hello, I'm a sixteen year old student and I have been struggling with my mental health for the best part of three years.
Feeling depressed has become a routine, so much so that I can't remember living without it. I used to be able to function around it, but I am now finding this increasingly difficult with the arrival of exam pressure and the constant expectations held above me from school. I am finding it very difficult to cope. I feel constantly weighed down, I don't find any enjoyment in life, and I am overly critical of myself. I feel hopeless, like my life is going absolutely nowhere, and I can't find the motivation to get out of at the weekends.
I have booked myself a doctor's appointment, and it is in two weeks . However, I am scared because I haven't told my parents. I don't want to keep them in the dark, but I don't want them to get angry at me if I tell them, either.
I am also scared that the doctor won't take me seriously, and nothing will be done to help me. Because I need help, and if the doctor can't help me, I have no idea what I will do.