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teenage depression

I am 16 and i think i am depressed i self harm and i think about death around 3 days a week. My parents know nothing about my self harm, i feel useless and worthless on a daily basis although i do have moments where i am content i have lost interest in most things. i have stopped going out to see my friends , i sleep a lot and some days and have extremely restless nights on other days. i have headaches constantly and my school work is now suffering as i find it difficult to be motivated for anything. In the past i was looking at universities but now i dont even see myself living that long. What do i do ? i want help i hate feeling like this but i dont want my mum to find out.
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I won't give you empty words....do you have an adult you trust in your life?  Anyone you feel close enough to talk to?  Please reach out to someone.  You are worth knowing and someone loves you whether you realize it or not.
You may not be able to control the thoughts you are having without help.  It happens to some of us.  It doesn't mean you are weak or weird or anything.  When you reach out you will find help.  You are not alone.
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thank you but i dont, most adults would tell my parents. i have spoken to my friends about it but they dont understand and the one that does is dealing with their own troubles. Thank you though
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Oh bless you.  I don't like to think of you handling this alone.  I am a grandmother and would be so upset if you were my grandchild.  Also if you were my child I would want to know.  So sad you do not want to talk to your parents.

Have you a counsellor at school or someone you could talk to about how you are feeling?  You cannot deal with this all by yourself.  You need help.  
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I do but my friend went to a counsellor and they told her parents , The reason i dont wish to turn to my parents i dont want to disappoint them.
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To justininthisworld....I am a parent of two and all three of us battle depression.  Trust me, they would much rather have you with an illness than dead, which is where this can eventually lead you if you don't ask for medical help.  Stop worrying about disappointing your parents, they will get over it and probably be gladthat you trusted them enough to tell them.  If not approach a school counselor who will get you help.  Trust your gut and be your own best advocate!
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Justin you won't disappoint your parents.  Don't think of it like that.  You are not well, wouldn't they want to know that and help you?  The reason the counsellor told your friend's parents is because she is under age and needs parents support.  Wasn't it a good thing for your friend?  

If I were your parent I would do anything to help you, and I am sure your parents would be the same.  You are a brave young man coming here and talking to strangers.  We can listen, but cannot help first hand.  Please don't try and deal with this alone.  

Do you see how much people here want to help you?  Please take our advice, as we care about you.
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