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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.

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