Lately, I have been feeling intense feelings of loneliness, usually followed by feeling tired. This mostly happens on the weekends. Sometimes, I feel upset for really no reason. However, I don't feel loss of appetite, or withdraw from normal activities . I have no close friends. I know people from school, but I don't know anyone that I could just call and feel comfortable asking them to go do something with. I used to have a close friend in 8th grade, but he moved away. Now, I'm a junior in high school. I haven't done anything socially with anyone since. I've gone to the same school for 5 years. I'm worried, because many people in my family take some type of anti depression medication. My mom, dad, aunt, uncle, grandma, all take anti depression medication (the rest of them should be taking it). My parents have never divorced or anything. I feel too uncomfortable talking about this with anyone else, and would never feel comfortable talking with a dr or parent. Many times, I feel really bad and just a hopeless like feeling because I know no one, just my family. I feel like high school is nearing and I have missed out on everything high school is supposed to be. Does anyone have any advice? Is this normal? Thank you.
If your entier family is taking anti-depressants, what's the harm in you trying some? It seems you're depressed (I think depression is hereditary).> I have missed out on everything high school is supposed to beYou may have missed out on all the "good" (I use that term lightly), but you also avoided all the bad (which outweighs the "good" at least 4:1).
Hey I feel the same way. I too am a junior in High school and I feel like I cant connect with anyone. Just stick in there man and know you're not alone.
It sucks that the people who feel the same way are never open so you cant really find anyone like you in person. That would deffinatley make everything a ton easier
Eh, I was in High School not too long ago, and I can assure you, High School wasn't that great for me either.I don't even have any long standing friends to think of from High School. I know how you feel. You just gotta keep pulling through. You never know what tomorrow will bring. And the biggest thing to remember is, when you do reach tomorrow, then it's today and if Today sucks, well you still dunno about tomorrow. It's kinda on going, I know, but it worked for me. You'll find something. You just gotta pull through. It's hard being young. It's hard being old. It's hard being middle.It was once said "You're born wet, cold, hungry, and crying. It only goes downhill from there."Everyone has their problems, and the 'popular' kids who pretend they don't have any problems, usually have the worst. (Ever notice popular kids are only popular with popular kids? That's because they aren't "popular", they're just stuck up)You'll be fine. If anything, take this ranting post as some support from a guy who's been there.
Originally Posted By: StillSearching
If your entier family is taking anti-depressants, what's the harm in you trying some? It seems you're depressed (I think depression is hereditary).
\> I have missed out on everything high school is supposed to be
You may have missed out on all the "good" (I use that term lightly), but you also avoided all the bad (which outweighs the "good" at least 4:1).
I personally don't recommend anti depressants, it's bad to rely on pills to control your emotions.
Originally Posted By: TheFallenLightI personally don't recommend anti depressants, it's bad to rely on pills to control your emotions. Depends. My girlfriend is on AD's, and they pretty much opened the door to life for her. Although, it would have been worthless if she hadn't had support form her friends and family, the Prozacs pretty much saved her life, and that's no exaggeration.