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Unhappy Why does school make me so depressed? - July 18th 2011, 02:34 PM

It is almost 11.30pm on Monday here in Australia, and today was my first day back at school after two weeks of school holidays. As soon as school ended and the school holidays began, I became really happy and was just generally enjoying life. Going out with my friends (my best friends go to different schools, I think this has something to do with my depression), playing games on the Xbox and I was having a lot of fun. Then yesterday (Sunday), I started getting depressed because I knew school was starting again today. Then when I got to school, it wasn't that bad (it never is that bad, I will explain later on), I was talking to some of my friends (not really friends, never hang out outside of school) and I felt relatively content. Then when I got home, I lapsed into my depression again and started crying. I remind myself that school isn't that bad but it doesn't help. I dread going the next day. I also lose the will to play games on the Xbox or talk to my friends on the internet, kind of thinking "what's the point". The only thing that makes me happy after getting home from school is being with my friends, which barely happens because they live pretty far away. Then the weekend comes along and I become pretty happy (not as happy as school holidays though), and I start enjoying life again. But then Sunday comes along once again, and I lapse into depression and the cycle starts all over again.

I just want people to respond telling me what they think would help. Do you think it would help my depression if I had some really close friends at my school?
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Re: Why does school make me so depressed? - July 18th 2011, 02:41 PM

I think having really close friends at school certainly would make school better for you. Joining a few clubs would help as that way you can make friends and have something in common (going to the club)

You are not alone in this school can be very stressful with important exams and the pressure to succeed in life. As well as making friends and the risk of being bullied.

If you are struggling and with school making you feel depressed approach a teacher that you feel comfortable taling to and explain what you have said here. That way school will know and can help you.

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Re: Why does school make me so depressed? - July 18th 2011, 02:46 PM

Hey there,

Yes, I do believe having/making some good, close friends at your school would help your depression. It seems to me that you're just extremely uncomfortable with school (which is pretty normal, sometimes people just don't like school) and having people that you're only "content" with doesn't help much. If all of the people you truly consider friends you don't get to see often, it can make doing things (like going to school) seem 10x more daunting because you don't feel as though you have anyone you can turn to should you need to.

Work on becoming more than just content with the people you go to school with. Try and find time and make plans to hang out and do things.

More importantly, if things don't work outand you find out the people who hang around at school arent like you thought, just remember high school isn't forever. You'll still have your friends from different schools, and you'll still be able to keep in touch with them
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Re: Why does school make me so depressed? - July 19th 2011, 04:24 AM

I agree with the people above...also give school a point for you. It sounds like you're disregarding it as necessary because it's so difficult..look for something positive. it always helpsxx

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