Facebook Activity



Teen Ink on Twitter

Home > Forums > Teen Ink Forums > Health > Depression Help Thread

Teen Ink Forums

Lively discussions with other teens
   
Next thread » « Previous thread

Depression Help Thread

GleekGamer posted this thread...
Apr. 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm

I'm not asking for help with depression: I want to help give it. I want teens to know that depression shouldn't define you, and is more common than you think. I have dysthymia and it runs in my family, which is like long-term depression. It can be really hard sometimes, and I'm on medication, along with attending therapy. Feel free to share your stories here and ask for help.

Reply to this Thread Post a new Thread
JubilexThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 18, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Hey there! I made a thread similar to this called, "Depression: Info, help, discussion." I've been depressed for five and a half years and have been functional and stable for around 2. I created the thread to help people going through the same kinds of things as I did. I never took medication or went to therapy (dealing with everything was pretty much all self taught), but I'm really pro therapy and I can understand the benefits of medication.
 
I really appreciate you doing this :)

Reply to this Thread Post a new Thread
GleekGamer replied...
Apr. 20, 2013 at 10:55 am

I'm really glad to hear you're doing well! Medication, while at first a scary step, has really helped me, and I've experienced few to no side-effects. I've gone to two different therapists, and while sometimes you've gotta talk about hard things, that's what really helps in the end.

Reply to this Thread Post a new Thread
JubilexThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 21, 2013 at 12:16 am

I'm glad it's all worked out for you :)

Reply to this Thread Post a new Thread

Launch Teen Ink Chat
Site Feedback