Depressed for several months and no idea what to do about it

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For the past few months, I have noticed a change in me. I am usually known for being a super positive person, but I started to go through life with a negative outlook. I find myself losing friends constantly, crying multiple times daily without a specific reason, and dreading each day. I pretend to be happy around other people in public, like when I'm at school, and sometimes I'll even feel a little burst of happiness and think I'll be okay. But before I know it, the process just repeats.

I have told a couple of my friends, but nobody thinks it's that serious. Some have told me they're sad too, or it's going to be okay, but they don't realize the severity of the situation. I have thoughts about suicide often, but they tell me I'm just going through a rough patch. It makes me feel as though I'm being dramatic about the situation and need to stop telling my friends how I feel. I am too nervous to mention it to my parents or my doctor.

I just don't really know what to do anymore.

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    Hey there, I'm going through a very similar thing and have been for a while. My only advice is what helps me get through every day. Work for a better future.

    If you have some sort of dream or something that you think could make you happy be it a certain job or traveling the world push towards that. Work towards it every day and whenever you get sad or have doubts just close your eyes and picture what you want and where and with whom. I guess what I'm saying is focus on finding something to improve your life. It works for me.

    Amother bit of advice is to tell your parents or someone who you trust to care. Now this is a little hypocrytical of me as I haven't done this part just yet but I think it all would be a lot easier if you had someone who knew and could help you through it.

    Anyway I hope this helped.

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    Nobody knows what depression is like unless they go through it I have suffered for years and the only person I would talk to was my doctor until a few weeks ago when I started having suicidal thoughts I was referred to a crisis team that same day I had my medication changed and psychiatric nurses came to my house every day please you have to talk to your parents or someone else you trust you need to get help and believe me you will get through this.
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      Linda, 

      Clearly a long time has passed since I have posted this and attempted dealing with my issue. I am really fortunate to say that I feel that I have overcome depression for the most part. Obviously, I still have some times where I begin to get sad and feel like I'm getting back into this depressing funk, but it shortly goes away and is nothing like what I used to experience. While I didn't go to my parents or a professional through this time, I really spent a lot of time with myself and friends and my boyfriend and gradually started to appreciate myself and the things around me more. I am so grateful and although this is an extremely delayed response, I want to thank you for caring and responding to me, you really made me realize that there are people out there that want to help. Thank you so much, I wish you the best of luck in your life.

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