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Dear Dish-It: I’m Really Depressed

Dear Dish-It,

I am really depressed at times and I don't really know why. My friends see me in class with my hoodie on and my head down on my desk. Can you help?

Beatle-Cat

Dear Beatle-Cat,

It’s really normal to feel sad or really overwhelmed at times by all the things that you are dealing with as a kid or teen. The good news is, there are things you can do about depression.

Talk to a Counselor

One of the best things you can do is to talk to someone who is trained to help. Ask your parents or doctor to connect you with a counselor or a therapist (if you don’t feel comfortable telling them why you want to see a counselor, you don’t necessarily have to; just say you have a lot on your mind and you think that talking with someone could help). You can also talk to your school counselor or nurse, or try searching the Internet for a professional counselor in your area.

Find Support Online

Speaking of the Internet, there are lots of websites about depression. Not only can these give you more information on how you’re feeling, they’ll also show you that you’re not alone in feeling sad or lonely. Just remember, these sites cannot substitute for the help of your parents, doctor or counselor.

Have Your Say

Has this ever happened to you? Got any good advice for Beatle-Cat? Leave your comment below!

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XxneonhipsterxX
im same with you i get depression alot at times
commented: Sat Oct 18, 2014

Mayumi12

Mayumi12 wrote:

Happiness is a choice i think
commented: Mon Sep 01, 2014

lalaRissa

lalaRissa wrote:

i listen to music when im depressed wich is rearly
commented: Thu Aug 14, 2014

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Dear Dish-It in the forums

CubistCat
CubistCat posted in Friends:
Alrighty then, thanks.
reply about 1 hour
GenericHuman
GenericHuman posted in Friends:
Be careful little dude, the road will be real tough, your mind will start working differently but it will happen so slowly you won't even notice it... You'll start to notice thing you hadn't seen before, things you'd rather have ignored the whole time. and boom your no longer a kid so to speak. Friends leaving you? are they younger than you? cause you can just tell them their voices will break too. My 7 year old cousin called me a "Teenagerk" and I didn't even do anything jerkworthy... I was just a Teen and that's all that mattered. I unfortunately don't think I have any particularly good advice for you, but I totally understand... It takes great determination to carry on living... but it is worth trying...
reply about 1 hour
9bella
9bella posted in Friends:
If its driving them away they were never meant to be with you. people who walk away from their friends were not a good friend
reply about 2 hours
mieuu
mieuu posted in Style:
I did have a case, and it was protective and has saved my phone a trillion times
reply about 5 hours
CubistCat
CubistCat posted in Friends:
Dear Dish-It I'm Hayden, and i'm 12 years old. Recently my voice has been breaking and I have gotten grouchier, and I am now the 2nd tallest in my year group when I WAS only the 15th tallest. It's driving my friends away even though they had no problems with me before. What should I do???
reply about 5 hours

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