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am I maybe depressed? what do I do

hello im a 17 yes old girl. this is my first post... I've been crying all day, I usually cry a few times a week when I'm feeling sad and overwhelmed. I have some symptoms of something (not sure what) but everything about me and my past is something I want to change positively. firstly, I always find it hard to complete work, very hard to concentrate on everything even when my mum is talking I can't seem to concentrate on what she's saying. I think I comfort eat, I'm really skinny. I have no motivation to do work. I have very few friends, wish I had more. I'm very sexually active and there was even a time where I was in a situation where I didn't wanna do something but I still did it because I was scared of the consequences if I hadn't done it (think I said no once or twice)- no one knows about this... I've also got a bit of a rep for sleeping around. I'm quite mature and wise and I like to keep to myself so when I hear bad things about me it really hurts because I just wonder how immature and bad mouthing people can be. I wish I had more support from friends. my parents are the best but unfortunately I can't confide in them because I feel uncomfortable talking about things like this. so basically what I'm trying to say is I just feel so messy and down right now and I just feel helpless, can't confide in anyone and talk to anyone about my problems. I find myself to be socially awkward too, frustrating because all I wanna do is make more friends. I feel quite lonely... I'm good at giving my friends and family advice, I also love listening to people and helping them with my problems. I just feel like I don't have that from anyone. please tell me what to do or if I have some sort of condition going on here... thank you

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Sorry you’re having a difficult time. You sound to be a caring person. Love and hugs. Lyv

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Try going to a counselor if you have one at school and talk to him/her. I went to my doctor and told her I was feeling anxious, depressed, and have trouble sleeping and I was sent to a specialist who prescribed me medication for anxiety. I was also previously prescribed a sedative to help me sleep and it’s really good so far. I know it’s hard, but tell a counselor, nurse, or doctor how u feel if u can. I used to feel the same way and have low self esteem and suicidal thoughts which I didn’t tell the psychiatrist but it’s because of anxiety.

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yeah sounds like a good idea thank you x

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I'm experiencing similar things, like feeling sad pretty often and can't confide in anyone because they couldn't provide me the same comfort I often give them. I can't really tell what you can do, but I hope you're hanging in there. I'm here and I understand.

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thank you, nice to know someone else is going through this too

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Hi and welcome to the forum,

You have certainly written down a lot of information that would be useful as a starting point for consultation with a doctor for a physical and mental wellbeing check up. Depending on where you, people over the age of 16 may be able to book an appointment and see the doctor on their own.

There are also various support groups available especially for teenagers. If you share you location we can suggest some groups in your area to touch case with.

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thank you x

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thanks my guy

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