i really do. I may laugh with my friends and be in good moods a lot of the time, but i just dont feel truly happy. i dont take joy in the things i used to. example, i used to love drawing, i was good at it. but i havnt drawn anything in a couple of months. i just feel like there is a big hole somewhere in me. I was never really popular and i was made fun of all the time in elementry school. so i think that is the underlying problem, my insicurities about myself. i can always help with my friends problems, but i can never solve my own. I have been turned down quite a few times, but i think it has just recently sunk in. recently, ive been feeling like there is a physical weight upon me. i have never gone down so low as to cut myself or any other type of self mutilation, and i dont intend to ever and dont ever think about suicide. so i dont need to worry about that but i just feel trapped between a rock and a hard place. i would like to see a shrink, but i dont think my family could afford it seeing as they are already paying for my chiropracic bills and other medical bills. I never really talk about my problems and concerns and such, and i think that may be another reason i feel this way. i do feel better for a little while when i talk about these things to this one person who i feel comfortable talking to. but other than that, im just crap. although, we have had some crappy weather lately, and i have been known to be sort of out of it and moody when the weather is like that, so it could be that. there are just so many factors that i have to concider about this....blehhhh
You are 15 years old, have excellent taste in music, and you think you're depressed? Not to be rude or anything, but man up. To be honest, if you can't handle being 15 years old you won't take life too well.
7th December 2003
Sorry to hear this. Maybe it's nothing serious though, many people feel depressive during this time of year. Try to have a lot of light in your room, listen to good music and take a step back every once in a while.
If you feel insecure about yourself you should start trying out some more sport, that's usually a good way to get to know people and learn self-confifence.
It might also help to discuss these problems with your parents, they will probably be able to help you more than any of us.
i dont mean medically depressed, ive just been feeling really shitty recently. and no offence taken. you have great tast in music too! woo!
and i have been doing karate for four and half years now, and im on the track team and robotics team.
I got depressed too about 18 months ago. I could not see past next week. I know how you feel. What I did was talk to my high school councelor. She refered me to a female therapist. She helped me talk through things logically. She then refered me to a cool doctor that gave me medication for about 6 months to help me feel better about myself. I was the same age as you back then. A lot of things happen to us at the age of 14-15. Our body changes and so do the chemicals in our brain that help us mature. You want to fit in with other teens and be accepted. You start to understand life more and realize everything is not peaches and cream. Your parents get on your back and stuff. Just talk to your hs councelor. Your parents already have insurance on you. It should not cost more to see another doctor. I think it will really help you out.
i really dont want to take any more pills. i hate taking pills, and my ADHD medicine im taking now may be the culprit in these crappy feelings. i do believe that it is one of the side affects. because when i can sneak not taking it, i do feel a bit better.
Yo u now that teenagers like us get mood swings very easily right. so just dont worry about it and dont mind wat others think about u.
rabid midgit;3395413i really dont want to take any more pills. i hate taking pills, and my ADHD medicine im taking now may be the culprit in these crappy feelings. i do believe that it is one of the side affects. because when i can sneak not taking it, i do feel a bit better.
Oh, that's definatly it.
My doctor, back when I was in elementary school, thought I had ADD. So I was put on Ritalin. By high school I was confident enough to quit using ADD as a crutch, so I stopped the medication. It took a while of getting used to (ie: a bad semister of grades), but I was able to conquor it in the end. You can do it if you push yourself hard enough.
Plus, if you ever want to serve in the military or become a pilot to any degree, you can't be on AD(H)D medication.
well i have no desire to join the service. and i couldnt anyway because i have tourrets syndrome (a mild case, but still tourrets). well have any of you heard of focalin? thats what im on. is depression one of the side affects. i know it was for strattera which i was taking for a few years, but i wasnt crap then
Cant say ive ever felt what could be considered extended depression (though i have had my shiattier moments) Ive found the best way to deal with the weight of the world is to get out from underneath it. Find your 'comfort zone' so to speak. I enjoy private time without the din of society as a whole. Discover nature or hiking, take up rock climbing or hunting/fishing. The activity should be one that doesnt depend on others, allows you to physically exert yourself, and should allow you to feel some level of accomplishment for having done it.
With a sense of accomplishment comes a sense of order in the world, with the sweat and ache of your body comes the relaxation of having strained yourself and to have done it at your OWN choosing.