I'm Scared and Depressed. Please Help.

Published: June 05, 2023
Dear TeenHealthFX,
I need help. I'm getting really scared that I'm depressed and it's getting worse. Every time I try to talk about it it doesn't go well. I get invalidated and shamed and ridiculed basically just told to snap out of it cause 'im not even trying'. I wasn't always like this I used to care and do everything I could to get through the day but I can't anymore. I can't rest I can't take care of myself or anything else. I can't go to work or school. I have a puppy and im scared that I can't take care of her. If something happens to her idk what I'm going to do but maybe she really would be better off somewhere better? I don't want to be like this I feel like nothing and I've been telling myself a long time to hang in there and that it's going to be ok but I don't think I really believe it. Idk if I ever did but I just don't know if I can do it anymore. Help me please help
Signed: Scared and Depressed

Dear Scared and Depressed ,

Unfortunately, TeenHealthFX cannot diagnose or treat over the internet. We want you to know that your feelings are valid and how brave you are expressing your need for help. From how you described your emotions, TeenHealthFX recommends you reach out to a trusted adult, school counselor, or mental health professional for support. They can help talk through your feelings and situations, as well as guide you towards positive solutions.  

If you get to the point that you are seriously considering harming yourself or others or are afraid of your impulses, you need to seek help immediately. You can call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

 If you live in northern New Jersey, you can also call the crisis hotline from Morristown Medical Center at 973-540-0100. Outside this area, you can text 9-8-8 or call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433), available 24 hours a day.  

Signed: TeenHealthFX