I'm not against drugs, sometimes they are absolutely essential to keep someone balanced, however sometimes they are definitively a Doctor's "quick fix". I fell down some stairs last summer and when I went to the Doctor, he was like "alright, what do you want? Do you want some Vicodin...?", without even looking at my injury! True story, it was fucked. I know it's different, but if you go to a general practitioner, that is what they will prescribe, some depression meds. I'm not saying it won't help, maybe just not the best option.
I would suggest talking to a licensed psychologist. Sometimes getting out your demons verbally can really help. Have you considered herbal remedies? There are lots out there, just an idea.
Also, try writing. It is very therapeutic and will help you to see exactly what is causing you pain in your life. If it is hard to communicate your troubles to other people, try bringing your writings to a therapist.
I hope you feel better!
i think we have all had our own ups and downs. idle time will give your mind too much time to wander. i sit here at work all day with sometimes nothing to do but think. and those thoughts can really bring me down!! so the best bet is to get out, dont sit there alone, go ahead and tell your best friend what you are thinking and feeling and ask her if she needs to talk that you are there for her too. that is what me and my best friend do. even if neither can solve each others problems, it feels good to vent, or have someone validate your feelings.
remember that whatever problem you are going through right now, you probably arent alone. things will get better. you are so young and it is easy to not see a bigger picture, but you have your whole life to live and if you truly feel clinically depressed then tell your parents and see a dr, otherwise try changing a few things like sleeping habits, eating habits, and try to limit the time when you are alone and dwelling on things that you cannot change.
It can be overwhelming to talk to people about your emotions and whatnot. Of course you don't have to talk to your best friend about your problems, but a best friend by definition is someone who you feel you can trust and share things with. Whatever you do, its important to talk to someone in person. Even though it might help a little to destress by typing out how you feel to fellow peers over the internet, it does make a difference when, right after spilling out your emotions, someone is there to give you a hug and tell you the age-old "its okay" even if it really doesn't feel like it'll be okay. Life's a rollercoaster, it'll have its ups and downs. Just know that for everything bad that happens, there's sure to be something good that'll follow. And its something you'll have to work at. Happiness does require some effort. Make sure you do get out of the house, because staying inside all day will only add to your depression. One of the hardest thing I've ever had to do was ask for help. I've always, always hated asking for help. But you'll find that people are more willing to help than you'd expect them to be.
Last edited by LoveStruckMadd; 05-25-2012 at 12:39 PM.