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Do I Sound Depressed To You?

Hi I’m 18 and friends have been telling me that they are worried that I’m depressed because I have been crying a lot I mean everyday which I guess they are right because I have even been crying for no reason. I get restless sometimes. I have been getting mood swings. I have been paranoid (I don’t think I am but they do), I have been ever sleeping a lot or not being able to sleep and I have been tired during the day. Another thing they have said is because I have changed my look lately is a sign of fepression. Basically before christmas I had the top of my ear pierced then last week I had my hair cut and re styled then I dyed it and now I want a tragus ear piercing. Is this a sign of depression? Do I seem depressed or are they just being OTT like I think? I mean if I think about how I truely feel I honestly don’t know. Atm it just feels like my mind is quite empty and I keep feeling the need to cry. I just feel like right now I need a hug.

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13 Responses to “Do I Sound Depressed To You?”

  1. ice cream eater says:


  2. petee p says:

    Visit blackdogtribe.com for online support.. Also if ur selfesteem is very low right now. U need to find ways to improve it, look online for tips. Also try learning and doing new things; start small and this will give u a sense of achievement. .. Visit yourlifeyourvoice.org to talk to a free online councellor.. Look up exercise and depression online it releases endorfins which improve mood and brain chemistry. and Art Therapy; channelling what ur feeling into something creative helps ur brain process the negativity in ur head: a good technique is to doodle when thinking about the things that depress u, doodling brings ur thoughts into the present and stops u dwelling on the things that depress u. also find some volunteer work; helping others or nature builds selfesteem, gives life new meaning gives perspective and good karma… u dont have to believe in god but finding some spirituality can really help and good karma is a good start… basically research all u can on depression then when u find things that help come on here and share with the other deprrssed people, more good karma. Why not join clubs groups and activities in ur community where you ll meet like minded people. Or challenge urself by joining groups u wouldnt normally be interested in.  good luck and dont be afraid of going to ur doctor, be totally honest and they ll understand and be able to help; medication or a change of medication can work wonders, like lifting a weight from ur shoulders.

  3. a5456 says:

    to a certain extent, yes. i feel as though you are going through a period in your life where you are trying to figure out who you are, from the piercings and change in styles frequently. this for me is perfectly normal, but the crying every day gives me the sense you’re not comfortable with who you are. this can and will change though, so do not fear!

  4. Morgan says:

    a little bit

  5. DeAnne says:

    The teen years are the absolute worst time of your life. I’m surprised any of us survive it. You are struggling with so much stress, pressures, changes… Your body and mind are trying to cope but … it’s hard. The brain is a very complicated and delicate thing. It can get messed up and be unable to produce any or enough serotonin. This is called a chemical imbalance which is easily treated, very common and nothing to be ashamed of. It can cause depression, anxiety, sleep problems, low slf confidence and more. A dr (not a therapist) can prescribe appropriate meds to help you get better. With the right antidepressants, you will be much better, happier, calmer, confident, safer and feel normal. What a difference it makes! But counseling and meds can do only so much. God is the ONLY one who knows what you’re thinking, how you’ve struggled and what you’re going thru. He loves you passionately and wants to be your BFF. He has a super-deluxe custom-made plan for your life that’s beyond anything you ever dreamed of. BUT He waits for us to ask. Invite Him into your heart, ask Him to take over your life and your problems. Find a big, happy church and join some groups. God loves you more than you can possibly imagine 🙂

  6. Lola says:

    Ahh I’ve felt that way for the last 6 years. Yes homeboy it’s depression. Try talking to someone, it helps a lot. I still have it but at least I don’t feel like such a failure, I don’t cry myself to sleep every night, and I am no longer having suicidal thoughts and on Prozac 🙂

  7. lindagre says:

    Mood swings are common when you are a teenager. Things will level out as you get older. If you are having any strong thoughts of harming yourself, then I would definitely get some psychiatric attention.

  8. Happy Joe says:

    Try taking a depression test online as well. There are many of them available now and could get you on track for some type of relief or treatment. Here’s a link to an article that talks about the purpose of test. Hope this can be of help and good luck. Cheers.

  9. Naguru says:

    1. I am really sorry to hear your present bad plight. Looks like that your depressed, but there is no sound. If you want lot of friends, please earn good-will from the society and always do quality work, if you want to be well-recognized and it will keep you in limelight always. 2. Besides, pl. have some self-analysis and verify. Sometime junk food, bad diet habits, bad drinks and other bad habits like smoking, weed, LSD, marijuana, etc. may sometime lead to adverse effects in mental health. Pl. go for a thorough medical check-up, which will reveal the whole truth.

  10. ~Lost Girl~ says:

    yes it does sound like you have some bit of Depression

  11. Robert says:

    Sounds like it could be hormonal mood swings. But talk to a Doctor or a therapist to be sure. And don’t put any holes in your head before you know. You never want to wake up look in the mirror and look like a bad ad for drug abuse.Doctors put me on happy pills once, I pierced my ear 3 times do you know how mental that looks now at 48 on an ugly old dude? Think ahead dear, think ahead.

  12. Alison says:

    ***Hugs from me.*** It sounds like you might be depressed to an extent. I would try to do things you like and make sure to get plenty of exercise. I would also advise that you do something just for you, not anyone else. Make sure to take time out of the day to do what makes you happy and gives you relief. As for the crying, it may be because you are insecure of yourself, but it could be a symptom of depression as well. I know when I get depressed: I get a lack of energy and will to do things. It starts as having no feelings at all to having thoughts of suicide and telling myself that I am not a good person and student. I would give it some time and try to make new friends. You might find out that works well for you. If nothing I’ve mentioned helps ease the depression you feel, then the next step is to go to a psychiatrist and be prescribed an antidepressant. I know for me, I have struggled with severe depression since I was 11 and now I’m 22. I have been through therapy and have tried to socialize with others and have found that I couldn’t begin to touch the depression without the use of medications. Don’t be afraid to ask for help either. If you are not able to guarantee a safe place for yourself, let a professional know (psychiatrist/psychologist). You may end up being committed, but being in a safe place is always preferable over being dead. I have recently been committed myself, and it helped change a few things in my family that was giving me a lot of stress. It was a time for me to get stabilized and I really needed it. Hope this helps!

  13. Padsi says:

    You can not be said to be depressed just because you changed hair style . But mood swings and crying unnecessarily are signs of depression. All the people get depression. Depression is nothing but feeling helpless against happenings. There may be several reasons for this. Depression is part of life. So do not worry or think about it. Just live your life usefully. Take to some useful activities. Try to achieve. Do your duty and leave the results to God.