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I think I'm depressed but I don't want to tell anyone?

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Last Updated: 11/13/2018 at 3:52am
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Top Rated Answers
BettinaBlocksberg
February 19th, 2016 11:08am
I think you did the first step very well! You figured out and accepted that you're depressed! I know that it is very very hard to tell it others that you do have a problem! But you did the first step here too - you told us! Are there any friends or family members you do trust a lot? Maybe start with them!
Anonymous
February 20th, 2016 3:07am
You don't need to tell everyone that you're depressed, but there is somebody, maybe somewhere in your surrounding environment, who loves and cares about you! And I'm sure there is a Person you can trust, be it a teacher or a good friend. I understand that it is hard to talk about it, because of fear of not be unterstood or maybe you are embarrased of your illness. But there is ALWAYS a Person you can talk to and who are willing to help you!
Anonymous
February 20th, 2016 6:04am
Consider talking to a counselor, or therapist, a lot of them are trained in these situations. Many schools offer this with confidentiality.
Sweetiepiejessie
February 20th, 2016 10:07am
If you tell someone you will feel much better. Depression is a normal natural part of growing up. you should never keep all f your emotions hidden inside.
JordanPeraltaa
February 20th, 2016 1:00pm
I understand why you feel that way being depressed myself, but in the long run it is important you seek help. I managed to get help from my GP by writing everything down and showing them, this also helped with my Social Anxiety
AngelHavens7
February 21st, 2016 3:40pm
Depression is a normal stage in life most of us go through. I understand it can be a painful and sometimes shameful situation to be in, but Trust me when I say it's completely normal to feel that way. Talk to someone, it will help. :)
Anonymous
February 21st, 2016 4:13pm
sometimes we all have thing we don't want to share with anyone.. but keeping it within ourselves don't help either in fact we will be more depressed by the fact that we can't tell anyone. But there are people who can always help and opening up to someone is not always a bad idea.
Anonymous
February 25th, 2016 4:12am
If you don't want to tell someone, it's going to take time, maybe you just need someone that you really trust, or you can try talking to a doctor on your own time
HopefulinRose
February 25th, 2016 9:37am
Look into information online but with an open mind. You do not have to tell anyone however if you feel it gets more worrying even after research then you shoukd consider telling somebody that you trust
momentbymoment
February 25th, 2016 1:17pm
Admitting depression to a loved one or friend can seem like an embarrassing admission of a personal failure. It isn't. Depression, to one degree or another, is an unfortunate but natural part of life for so many people the world over. Know that your depression isn't a failure and be honest with someone about how you're feeling.
Anonymous
February 26th, 2016 9:37am
Everyone has experienced depression in their life. Don't be afraid of reaching out for support. You deserve happiness again. :)
politeFish31
February 26th, 2016 10:38am
People are more understanding then you think, it may be a huge release off your shoulders to be able to share with another person. If not there are many channels to get support such as talking to a listener or professional counselling service. You are worth spending time on. Look after your mental health as it is the underlying foundation for a healthy lifestyle.
Vaux
February 26th, 2016 12:55pm
You should try to find out if you are really feeling depressed or if it's just a sort of sad feeling that is caused by some sort of situation.
sunshineMango25
February 26th, 2016 8:11pm
Its very understandable that you wouldnt want to tell anyone how you feel. But the only way to truly work through depression is to talk to someone and work from there. You can talk to a doctor in full confidence if that would make you feel better and they cannot pass anything you say on without your permission
Anonymous
February 27th, 2016 11:27am
Try to find out the cause of depression, and check when you feel extreme , which thoughts make this happen, and then think how do you conquer that thing and being social with friends and family make you feel good and also find some reason to live in this world.
Anonymous
February 28th, 2016 8:07pm
It's okay, figure out your feelings and everything, you don't need to rush. You can always talk to a listener, it is fine that you don't want to tell anyone yet.
Arielleunderthysea
March 1st, 2016 1:51am
Tell someone. Telling someone is the best thing to do when it comes to depression because it gets it off you chest. Just remember so many people are willing to support and love you.
Anonymous
March 2nd, 2016 12:20am
Find someone you can tell. Deep emotions and feeling like depression or anxiety aren't emotions meant to be pent up. Find someone you trust and tell them your feelings and troubles. Sometimes these people can be parents, teachers, trusted friends, siblings or anyone you look up to.
Anonymous
March 2nd, 2016 1:26am
It may seem scary but try to find someone that you really trust and talk to them, the worst thing that you can do is not talk about it. I did that for a while, but it never helped; it wasn't until I finally told my mom that I got the help I needed
Anonymous
March 2nd, 2016 12:15pm
Find help, the sooner you talk to someone the better. Wether it's someone professional or just a friend or family member. Talk about it
casicanhelp
March 2nd, 2016 7:56pm
Depression is a very serious thing. Being alone and depressed isn't necessarily the way to go, as it can make you feel a lot more alone than you really are. It's okay to not be ready to tell someone, but it isn't recommended. If you tell someone, you can be sure that they are there for you and will help you feel less alone.
calmsunshine89
March 3rd, 2016 3:49am
What are you reasons for not wanting to tell anyone? Do you think they'll judge you? Mock you? Think you're faking it? Would you want a friend to tell you if they were depressed?
HeyImIrina
March 3rd, 2016 4:24pm
Im pretty depressed. i dont want anyone knowing because i dont want anyone to worry about me. i dont want to go through all the help and the questions because if my depression does not go away they will feel like it is their fault for not being able to help me very well
Anonymous
March 3rd, 2016 9:42pm
You need to tell someone about your depression. You need to talk about it with the person you trust the most and feel comfortable with. the more you keep it hidden the more you will experience the negative thoughts. Getting open about it will help you to come out of depression.
Compassionateandcaring22
March 4th, 2016 9:05am
I think this test will help you to know for sure if you are depressed or not https://www.7cups.com/depression-test/ ... secondly if it is evident to you that you are depression then I m of an opinion that you should communicate it to your family and to people close to you.
scarlettdream
March 4th, 2016 2:22pm
Umm...I think it's normal but please please talk to someone because if not, something bad will end up happening
TheHummingbirdListener
March 4th, 2016 5:13pm
Talking about what you are going through with others can help to lighten the load that depression can have on you. Opening up to others can help you to form a network of family/friends/professionals that can assist you through this difficult time.
CloudRider
March 4th, 2016 5:21pm
If you feel that way no matter how much it seems impossible i would tell someone, it unfortunatly wont get better on its own
foreverabattle
March 4th, 2016 6:32pm
Honestly if you know that whoever your going to tell will help you through it then yes. I haven't told my parents cause they would just be mad.
Anonymous
March 6th, 2016 3:43am
That's okay! If you are depressed and you don't want to tell anyone, it's not a problem! There is no law that says you have to tell everyone you see that you are depressed, or really anyone at all. Just keep in mind that letting it out and also help you. You are the boss of yourself, remember that forever.