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I think I'm emo ): - May 10th 2011, 03:56 PM

I think I'm emo but can't tell. I'm always sad, but you wouldn't be able to tell if you were around me. I act ADHD to hide it. I want to start cutting myself, and I just want to take a meat knife and slit my throat. The only reason that I DON'T cut myself is it can become addictive and it can kill you if you cut to deep. I don't WANT to kill myself because I'm scared of death and I'm not sure that I'd go to Heavan. The odds of it are 1%-1000%. I'm lost and alone in this world. I can't talk about it to my mom or dad OR brother. I want to tell my Wednesday night teacher at Church, but somehow I just can't. I NEED to tell someone to I finaly came here. Pls help me
   
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Re: I think I'm emo ): - May 10th 2011, 05:12 PM

Hey,

It sounds like you may be experiencing depression. I didn't capitalize it because, well, there could be other reasons, and it may not be Depression (as in the disorder, not the feeling).

Talking to someone is a good start, and maybe your church knows of counseling services that you could possibly use to help you. Also, you may want to talk to your doctor about these feelings too, because if it's a thyroid issue (which with someone your age, it could very well be), or if you have Depression (the disorder), your doctor would be able to help you out with either of those problems.


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Re: I think I'm emo ): - May 10th 2011, 09:17 PM

Hey, I'm sorry you're feeling so bad.
I just want to let you know that emo isn't a mental health problem, or a feeling of sadness. As Julz mentioned, this is called depression, whereas emo is a fashion style/music style.
Well done for not self harming. It's really difficult to stop and the best thing to do is not to start so I'm really proud of you.
Try talking to a trusted adult. Your parents, or a school counselor or your doctor, or someone else like that.
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I hope things get better.
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Re: I think I'm emo ): - May 11th 2011, 09:53 AM

Julz: How can depresion be a disorder? and what's thyroid mean?
Hester: I'm homeschooled so I don't have a guidence counsler. I've tried to tell someone but I just can't bring enough courage. Would a child psycholigest help? Like, an online one?
   
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Re: I think I'm emo ): - May 11th 2011, 02:23 PM

I'm not sure there's such a thing as an online psychologist. Simply because psychology is something best practiced face to face. Attempting therapy over the internet or phone for example would present challenges as part of therapy is based on the hidden cues a therapist can pick up on and developing a relationship or even friendship with your therapist so that you feel comfortable sharing things with them.

Depression is a disorder when it interferes with your functioning. It's called Unipolar Depression or Major Depressive Disorder, and is often due to an imbalance of neurotransmitters (ie; not enough Serotonin is being absorbed or released for example). Depression as in the mood would be simply unhappiness, whereas the disorder is pervasive and lasts more than two weeks.

If you have a normal doctor you can tell them, and they should be able to refer you to someone who's a profesional in that area and can decide together with you the best course of action to help you live a better life.

The thyroid is a gland in your body that secretes certain hormomes. It can cause mood disturbances when it's not working properly, when you go to a doctor about your depressed mood they should run a test to check your thyroid functioning to rule it out. Some common problems that arise when you have a thyroid disease (either hyper or hypo thyroidism) are weight changes, bowel problems, being tired all the time, cholesterol issues, hair and skin changes, neck pain, and muscle pain. Unfourtunately some things like feeling tired, muscle pains, and bowel problems can sometimes be caused by depression, so it's important that you have a doctor run tests and not just self diagnose yourself.


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