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We’re sorry to hear about the struggles you’re currently facing. Reaching out for help is often the hardest step, but it’s a very important factor when feeling depressed. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help, so good for you.

It’s evident that you’re dealing with a lot of emotional pain. This may have been stemmed from your break-up, but it’s likely that these feelings of self-doubt were hidden inside of you for awhile. It’s important that you start to appreciate yourself for all of your wonderful and unique qualities. It’s never too late to build your self-esteem. We’d strongly encourage you to check out this link for tips on how to feel better about yourself.

http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/DiscoverIt/Articles/Pages/FeelingBetterAboutYourself.aspx

Depression can lead to a lifetime of unhappiness if left untreated. Just like any other health related illness, depression needs professional intervention. If you’re suffering from clinical depression, it’s not likely that one day you’ll just wake up and things will be better. It usually requires the help of a professional to get better. The good news is that depression is very treatable. With the help of medication and/or therapy many people with depression are able to start living healthy and happy lives. But it’s important to first talk to your parents about the symptoms you’re experiencing and to ask them for help. Ask them if they can help get you set up with a community counselor.

Talking to your parents may seem a bit scary or intimidating. But if they new how badly you were hurting inside, we’re sure they’d do what they can to help. And they can’t help you until you open up to them about what you’re experiencing. If you’re still feeling hesitant about reaching out to them, check out this link for tips on how to approach them.

http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/DiscoverIt/Articles/Pages/Howto.aspx

Continue reaching out for help when you need it. Six months if far too long to be carrying around so much sadness in your heart. Take care of yourself and please know our counselors are available anytime by dialing 1-800-448-3000.

Best,

Jessie, Counselor

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