Support Forums Today's Posts Chat Room

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!

Depression and Suicide If you or a loved one is feeling depressed or suicidal, you are not alone. Talk with other users about your feelings here.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Chaotic_ Offline
Average Joe
Chaotic_'s Avatar
Name: Cass
Age: 28
Gender: Female

Posts: 119
Join Date: November 26th 2016

Told My Best Friend - December 17th 2016, 06:17 PM

So, I finally told one of my best friends today about how I have been having symptoms of depression, which has increased my anxiety. Also, which has brought back very small urges (a couple times a week at most) of self-harm. And that sometimes I think "what if I wasn't here, would it matter too much."

I'm not suicidal and I don't have a plan, but sometimes my thoughts go in that direction. I haven't been able to tell anybody until today because last night, I just completely broke and knew I needed too. He was completely understanding and wanted me to know that no matter what the he loves me, and he will support me and that I can call or text him at any time. (which I already knew, which is why he was the first person in real life i told).

He thinks that I should tell my boyfriend and my counselor. I don't think he's wrong, I just know how hard it was to tell him. Like I had two panic attacks just typing the text out and one when he called me to discuss it. I'm not good at dealing with depression, I haven't dealt with it since I was like 21. Now all of the sudden I feel like it's slowly coming back. I know, that his suggestion of telling these two people is actually extremely important.

I mean, my boyfriend and I are fully committed and live together and it's not easy living with a secret with the one person you love the most. It's just, he doesn't handle these things very well. Probably because he has to deal with the most, outside of myself. So, I don't know.

Also, someone on a crisis line gave me the suggestion of e-mailing my counselor and telling him. But my counselors office has a strict no e-mail policy because it cannot be guaranteed that it's confidential. So, I don't know what to do because I know that I physically will not be able to tell him.

Right now I feel pretty good because of opening up to someone, in real life. It's like a small weigh has been lifted but knowing that I can't stop with him makes me a little nervous.

I just need to vent and if anyone has suggestions on anything that I mentioned, I would love to hear them. <3
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
.Brittany. Offline
AKA Reckless Emotion
TeenHelp Addict
.Brittany.'s Avatar
Name: Brittany
Gender: Female
Location: 100 Acre Woods

Posts: 7,915
Blog Entries: 209
Join Date: January 12th 2009

Re: Told My Best Friend - December 19th 2016, 06:54 PM

Hi Cass,

I'm really sorry that you're going through this, I know how hard those types of thoughts and telling someone close to you how you're feeling. When my depression started getting so bad that I had plans and had a couple suicide attempts I was taken to the hospital through the school. In that time of my life I didn't have many friends that understood.

I am so glad that your friend is so understanding about this. I believe that you should tell your boyfriend and your counselor. They are the best two to support you when you're feeling this way. I also think that you should talk to your doctor and consider going on medication, or to try and come up with ways to lower your depression.

Everyone here at TeenHelp are always here for you. Let us know if we can ever do anything for you.

Stay strong,

“You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.”

HelpLINK Mentor | Live Help Mentor | Article Editor
Forum & Chat Moderator
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Green Yoshi Offline
The screwdriverneedsgas!
I've been here a while
Green Yoshi's Avatar
Name: carwithnogas
Gender: Male
Location: Cute Dinosaur Island!

Posts: 1,870
Blog Entries: 18
Join Date: January 13th 2011

Re: Told My Best Friend - December 21st 2016, 05:22 AM

I think you can get through this.

You have a few best friends who're comparable to the ex best friend i had.

I have no one.

I will kill myself soon.

I can't stand life any more.

You have hope, I don't . Cherish it.

It's called a tunnel because there's ALWAYS a light at the end.

rant to me if there's anything!



As usual... pm me if you are ever having a tough day, and I'll respond immediately.

You guys deserve to be happy no matter what.. okay? You people are a bunch of lovelies ... and no matter what, you people deserve to be happy.
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
Chaotic_ Offline
Average Joe
Chaotic_'s Avatar
Name: Cass
Age: 28
Gender: Female

Posts: 119
Join Date: November 26th 2016

Re: Told My Best Friend - December 22nd 2016, 05:43 PM

I'm so sorry you're feeling this way, Green yoahi! I really believe that's people love and care about you. You have friends on here for sure and we care about you! Stay strong! If you need anything you PM me!
Closed Thread


friend, told

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All material copyright ©1998-2020, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints | Mobile

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.