I'm Suffering From DepressionFeelingsI'm Suffering From Depression<div class="ExternalClassA3622F151101421A83904C1A03961532"><p>​I am suffering from depression. But my family thinks I am acting. I want to live a life without depression. Please help me.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassC0F86AE54DE24D08A58E669ACCF3DE6E"><p>​We are glad you are writing in and sharing your feelings. Why does your family think you are just “acting"? Have you talked to them about this? <br></p><p>Many people experience times in their lives when they feel depressed. It can occur at any age and lasts for different lengths of time. As you grow up, you might be able to pick up on things that you can do to make yourself feel better. We have a list to get you started thinking in this direction: <a href="/Pages/tip-12-steps-to-overcome-depression.aspx?Topic=Depression">12 Steps To Overcome Depression</a>.</p><p>Try to do positive things and hang out with positive people. Stay in the common areas of your home to avoid isolating yourself. Talk with your family about your feelings and ask what they would do if they found themselves in your situation. Think about talking to your school counselor to ask for their help.<br></p><p>Let us know how you are doing and whether you have tried some of our suggestions.<br></p><p>Pat, Counselor</p></div>16

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