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Okay I'm 17 undiagnosed depression for roughly 2 years I have gotten a lot worse recently and am really struggling to cope. Caused me to fall behind I school but no one seems to understand to afraid to reach out for help so no one knows the true extend of this. Tomorrow morning my teachers have called my mum in for a chat, they have put me on progress monitoring (report) for art they think I just can't be bothered. I have to make it through tomorrow it's the last day before a week off. But I cant I just can't go to the lesson to sit there and be scrutinised for every little thing have them interrogate me and tell me I'm not good enough I can't do it I really can't I refused to go to this meeting for the exact same reason I really don't know how to get myself out of this one. I can't sleep I'm so anxious about it. My day consists of math, art, free period, free period, 3d technology so my lesson is 2nd I reslly can't bring myself to go to it it's too much now but am scared of the repercussions i don't know what to do

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    Hi Katie,

    Sorry to hear you are struggling. Have you told anyone (your parents?) how you have been feeling, or just keeping it to yourself?

    Is it something you are embarrassed or ashamed about? My daughter is 15 and suffering from depression. She took a long time to open up and still only bits are coming out in dribs and drabs, so going back to the doctor soon.

    The only advice I can give you is to tell your parents or maybe a school counsellor how you have been feeling. It's not your fault. These things happen to a lot of people at every age. If your parents don't help then go to the doctor yourself.

    You can get help with this and get better. But you need to tell someone.

    Good luck. xxx

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      Tried telling my mum some of this but she just dismissed it and told me that I had no reason to be feeling this way that I was jut attention seeking and being a drama queen. Despite what you say I will not speak to any teachers about this anyone in the school for that matter it's hard enough having to face my mum knowing she knows but doesn't understand nothing is confidential here and anything I say will be repeated around the school. I need a quick fix now do I not show up and risk them finding me and having a go I honestly don't know what to do I can't bring myself to go
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      Hello Katie, I'm sorry I just saw your reply just now. I hope today isn't too awful.

      Listen, you would not be on here if you were just 'attention seeking'. You are obviously feeling very alone right now. Some people do not understand depression and how it works, and I'm sorry to say your mum sounds like one of those people. The very fact that this is causing you so much distress is enough reason for you to require support and help.

      If you really don't feel like you can make your mum listen and you don't want anyone at the school to know, then please Katie, make an appointment for yourself with your doctor. They deal with people ALL the time who have depression/anxiety etc (and I mean, they probably have a number of patients EACH DAY with these problems). Your are not 'abnormal' in any way. But let them know that you have tried telling your mum and she has dismissed how you feel. The doctor should know that you are lacking support at home. Tell them your school work is suffering badly. Tell them everything. The more they know the more they will have an idea of exactly what your problems are, and they will be able to support you better.

      I hate to say this to you Katie but how you are feeling is unlikely to just go away on its own. There are no 'quick fixes' I'm afraid. But please don't let yourself go on feeling like this unecessarily. Tell your doctor. It will be completely confidential. 

      And you might be surprised. If you decide to tell your mum that you have seen a doctor she might start to 'get' how serious this is. I'm sure she loves you and just wants you to be happy. 

      Make yourself that appointment Katie. Be brave.

      Take care. xxx

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    One out of every four people you see are dealing with some form of mental illness or issues. You would be amazed how common it has become. If you having a difficult time coping then you need guidance and help so it gets easier and better. Dont be ashamed. You have every rught to be hapoy and enjoy life teens are faced with a lot of stresses and challenges that did not exist decades ago. All the technology doesnt allow teens to have down time or be removed from everything to relax..
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