If so I would strongly encourage you to talk to someone in confidence. It’s easy to just assume that you have to solve it all on your own and to feel isolated even when you are surrounded by people.
Even when some people don’t understand, there are others who will.
Here are some sources in the UK of confidential support and information about face-to-face counselling:
- Your GP, who may be able to offer counselling and who can also offer medication. It’s always good to talk to your GP.
- The NSPCC website NSPCC website > Helpline with their excellent 24 hour helpline,
Childline on 0800 1111 for 18’s and under
- The Mix, help and support for under-25’s on www.themix.org.uk
- http://www.selfharm.co.uk/home is a site to help young people with self-harm issues.
- If you are having suicidal thoughts, then there is a specialist helpline for young people and those concerned about them, Hopeline, on 0800 068 41 41. It’s not 24 hours. See http://www.papyrus-uk.org/ for opening hours.
- Here in Bristol, Off The Record, located on St Michael’s Hill, near the BRI, offer young people aged up to 25 free, confidential counselling and support. http://www.otrbristol.org.uk/
- And of course is anyone is feeling suicidal, there is always the Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90 (ROI: 1850 60 90 90) http://www.samaritans.org
If you are a teenager or young person,
looking at online depression tests,
TALK TO SOMEONE.