Depression

Depression

I always think I am not good enough, that I am a piece of garbage, and no one will like me. I take medicine every day. I have faint lines on my wrist. Who am I?

CONSIDER THIS:

  • It is not uncommon for people to have self doubt or to feel like they do not know who they are, especially as a teen and/or young adult. These are the years when you are figuring out your identity, who you are as an individual and what your role is in the world.
  • If you are considering harming yourself please callĀ 1-800-422-4453. They have people you can talk to that may be able to help.
  • If you are on medication that should be helping you with these types of symptoms you may want to consider going to your doctor or mental health provider to be re-evaluated. They may be able to change your medication to help you feel better.
  • If you are not seeing a mental health professional you may want to consider doing so. You could talk to your parent(s) or guardian about getting help or your school counselor.
  • You may also want to consider talking to a trusted friend or adult, so you don’t have to go through this alone.
  • Other things to consider that might help you feel better and gain self-esteem and confidence include, journaling, group activities (sports, boys and girls club, religious functions, etc.), exercise, yoga, going for a walk, listening to music, drawing, coloring, repeating positive affirmations, or any other positive/productive activity you enjoy doing.

HELP YOURSELF:

  • Make a list of friends, family members, or others you believe to be trustworthy and supportive that could call or visit if you needed someone to talk to.
  • Make a list of at least 5 things you like about yourself.
  • Make a list of at least 5 things or reasons you have to live for.
  • What are your goals for the future?
  • What is your plan to achieve those goals?
  • What 3 positive things can you do this week to improve your situation, make yourself feel better, or work toward your goals?