14 year old female
I was feeling depressed and I didn't know what to do about it, so I isolated myself from everyone, I stopped showing up to school and I'd just sit at home all day and cry. I was tired all the time but couldn't sleep, I wouldn't eat, and I didn't want to leave my house.
I felt like I had no one who cared about me and that if I killed myself no one would really care. I felt like I had no friends and my family kept fighting and it was like I didn't even exist to anyone. I eventually realised I couldn't keep going on like this, but I was never good with confronting people, especially face to face.
Then I remembered I'd seen an ad in my school diary for Kids Helpline. I decided to call up, I felt better about myself afterwards and it gave me the confidence to tell my family and see a doctor.
The feeling soon came back, so I called again and the counsellor said she was proud that I had enough courage to call up and tell people about it. I never looked at it from that point of view. I've called up twice and both times I felt better afterwards.
The counsellors I spoke to helped me understand my depression, figure out what was causing it, help me get it off my mind and even made me smile. Since the calls I have stopped being depressed, not entirely because there's still a part of me that will always feel sad, but I have gotten back on track with my family and friends. Thankyou (:
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