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I'm not sure - March 20th 2013, 06:44 PM

Hi(this is probably going to be a long read), I'm not really sure what all I'm supposed to write here. After browsing around the forums for a bit I haven't really found anyone who's case fits my description. So I guess I'll share and hope for some advice or help.

I'm 17(almost 18), a guy, a junior in high school and that's about it. I don't really socialize to much at school, in fact almost not at all. I think I have some sort of social anxiety, I can literally go the whole day without talking to a single person(from school anyway). I'm sorta known as the quiet guy around school. I don't have very many friends just the few I've known most of my life. I feel like life is passing me by sometimes.

I don't really know what depression is supposed to feel like so I hesitate to say I'm depressed(even though I sorta think I am). The thing is nothing makes me happy anymore. Things like a game or hanging out with friends used to get me exited and happy, but they just don't anymore. Nothing does, I'm scared I'll feel this way my whole life. I just want to be happy, but more time goes by that seems further and farther away than ever.

But what is really weird is that I'm sort of content with being alone sometimes. Don't get me wrong most of the time I wish I had somebody, but there are times I'm okay, almost glad to be all alone. This scares me as well.

I know my case pales in comparison to some of the cases I've seen and I'm sorry if I wasted your time by writing this. I can't really talk to my parents about my situation. It's not that they would be mad but I don't think they would quite understand just what I'm going through(plus I don't want to seem like a disappointment in their eyes).

I know I haven't really given a question yet but I don't really know what to ask, teach me to not be quiet? How to Not be a loser? Thanks for taking the time to read my sob story(I tried to format as best as I could, on my phone)
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Re: I'm not sure - March 20th 2013, 07:27 PM

Hey there, Kyle

Sorry to hear you've been feeling down. I'm not a professional, so I can't diagnose anything, but it is worrying that you no longer enjoy doing things you used to enjoy, as losing interest in activities previously enjoyed is quite common with depression.

I can relate to what you've said about not socialising much at school. I actually have social anxiety disorder myself. I've always been a shy, quiet individual with an intense fear of embarrassment, and I was diagnosed with the disorder just less than a year ago. I don't have that many friends in real life, and, like you said, sometimes I'm strangely content with being alone. And that can be normal, some people are just naturally introverted.

Your case is no more or less important than anyone else's. All cases like this are to be taken seriously. If you feel you can't talk to your parents about your situation, I'd recommend talking to someone like your school counsellor and explaining how you feel to them. I wouldn't rule out talking to your parents yet though. Go with whoever you feel comfortable talking to.

I would recommend finding a hobby, as it can take your mind off things and give you a chance to talk to some new people. Maybe you should look into joining a new club at school? Find something that you like, and get involved with it. I'm sure you'll meet people with common interests, and you might make some new friends out of it. However, friends won't come if you're too quiet, so you have to talk to people as well. Trust me, it's not that hard. Just say "hi" and talk about a common area of interest, perhaps something school-related would be a good choice, as it's the one thing everyone at your school has in common. You'll get used to it by having conversations more often, and avoiding it will only make it worse, so why not try?

I hope your situation improves soon. If you ever need further advice or just want someone to talk to, feel free to send me a message on here.

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Re: I'm not sure - March 26th 2013, 10:27 AM

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Re: I'm not sure - March 28th 2013, 02:05 AM

Hi, Kyle.

Gareth gave you some amazing advice and pretty much said everything I had in mind. So I just wanted to let you know that I'm sorry you're going through this and that I'm here if you need someone to talk to. I can always listen if you need someone to vent to. Also, I thought I'd share a tip, such as writing down your feelings on a note and giving it to someone you wanna talk to and tell what's going on. I know that face to face talking about it can be really difficult and already having it wrote down on a letter can make it easier as you won't be stuttering or getting things mixed up from being nervous.

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