I'm a teen girl, I think I have depression and I know I have anxiety. I feel numb and sad for no reason all the time. sometimes I'm thenhappiest person ever, other times I'm suicidal. I don't know what to do and I am in a low point right now..help
cheecha i am in exactly the same position.... i'm a teenage girl with depression and bi-polar disorder and misophonia, which means that sometimes i don't know whats going on either and i don't understand how i'm going to cope. I suspect everyone around me of thinking i'm a freak because of this, but i promise you, we're not freaks at all. you're not going insane and nor am i, we are hitting low points in our lives and that's hard to deal with. But i promise you, it gets better. i go to counselling now, which i reccomend you do because it helps. talk to friends and make sure you always have them to catch you when you fall, metaphorically. i know it doesn't seem fair to have to deal with all this stuff but you're not alone. i met a lot of people like me, and worse than me, through group counselling. it helped me to realise that out there, there are people that know what we're going through and they're scared too, and it's not just me losing my mind. you're not insane because you're different at all, and everything turns out fine in the end, i promise.
What you can do
1. Focus on your strengths. (2 Corinthians 11:6) Think of some talents or positive qualities that you possess.
2. Take a genuine interest in others. Start by showing interest in just a few people. “Simply asking others how they are doing or asking them about their work helps you to get to know them better,"
3. Cultivate “fellow feeling.” (1 Peter 3:8) Even if you don’t agree with another’s view, patiently allow that one to talk. Dwell on points that you agree on. If you feel you must express disagreement on some issue, do so in a mild and tactful way.
Tip: Don’t limit yourself to people of your own age. Remember, too, that conversation is an interchange, not a monologue. People appreciate good listeners. So if you tend to be shy, remember—you don’t have to carry the whole conversation!
No, it's apart of life and everyone goes through it and weather we are insane or not isn't up for others to decide it's only the way we see ourselves. we all hit low points in our life but we all have high ones too, it's what makes life worth living. Ending it now means you won't get to see all the fun times you will have, all the great parts of life, not to mention the great scenery of life itself. So don't end it, sadness is temporary but happiness is eternal. Also maybe you should look at yourself better never focus on the negativity of yourself but look at what makes you different, what sets you apart, what makes you, you. I know everything I said has been said a million times in a million different ways but it's true. I was constantly bullied, made fun of, hurt, and even went home crying because of what people said to me. At this point I believed what they said I had no self confidence in myself whatsoever. So I hated life, then when the summer came and I wasn't around them we went sight seeing with family and it hit me that what others say, think, or brand me to be doesn't matter at all. My life has been the best ever I I'm glad I still have it.
listen i know what your going threw ill cry my self to sleep wanting to kill my self but when i do think about killing my self i just think i have people who care about me and i love my life even if i have alot of low points just keep looking for tomaro your not insane just moody and emotional.
Basically you sound like you have Bi-Polar disorder. That means that, yes, you are insane, in a way. You can get medication to help you try and control it, but it is highly unlikely that you will ever be free of it. Unless there is some major break through in the future of psychotherapeutic drugs, you will struggle with this all your life.
The two best things to do are:
A) When you feel low, make sure you ALWAYS have someone you know and trust and hold dear with you as much as possible. Not at the end of a phone, but with you in person. This will make sure that you don't do anything silly to yourself in your darkest hours.
B) Get medical help, for a short time at least. And ACCEPT that you are who you are and it is unlikely to change. Once you stop fighting your own mind, you can control it. It will always be there, but when things get bad ( or too good, even! ) you know what is happening to you and things will be a lot easier to deal with.
That is easy to say..."accept it".... but hard to do. It could take you months even, but it will be worth the effort, because you will come out of that dark tunnel one day and you will love yourself again. I mean love yourself, in a good way. Not narcissim, but happy that you are who you are and there is no need to feel bad about that.
A therapist can help guide you on your way, for a short time, but don't rely on them. Rely on your inner strength. Only you alone can change your life. Sorry to say, but it really is that simple.
Once you realise that you are taking control by YOURSELF, you will start to feel so much happier, i am sure :)
Good luck, i wish you the best ! xxx
You aren't insane you are just depressed. I've suffered depression for many years. I would cry out of nowhere and be sad all the time. It was hard for me to find a reason to live. But recently I went to the doctor and talked to him about it and he put me on some antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. Honestly, I feel so much better now. It controls my moods and I am genuinely happier and not constantly worrying.