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Sweeney05 January 15th, 2018 06:41 AM

The Stigma Needs To Stop.
 
I want to start by saying that I'm new here. My name is Ben. Hello everybody!

I feel like society kind of turns a blind eye to depression and mental illness in young teen. Well, it gets a bad rap across every age group but I feel especially so with us teens. I feel like societies view is, "They're just a bunch of kids. What do they have to be depressed about?'

But depression doesn't always work that way. I have had a very happy childhood. But I've had a lot of issues I've had to deal with. I cry myself to sleep many nights, and quite often I don't even know why. I had it in my head once that I was going to kill myself. I had gotten up and gotten ready for school. My plan was to skip school and head down to the train tracks. But just as I was about to leave, my dad came up to me, hugged me, and told me he loved me. This was really odd for him. He's really not the affectionatel type. It's actually the only time I can remember him telling me he loved me. So he must've known something was up with me; and it was like a mental kick it the guts. It winded me. It helped clear my mind, and stopped me from going through with it. I still have to fight the thoughts.

The stigma around depression and mental health in general needs to stop.

Anthony17 January 16th, 2018 01:25 AM

Re: The Stigma Needs To Stop.
 
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Originally Posted by Sweeney05 (Post 3619770)
I want to start by saying that I'm new here. My name is Ben. Hello everybody!

I feel like society kind of turns a blind eye to depression and mental illness in young teen. Well, it gets a bad rap across every age group but I feel especially so with us teens. I feel like societies view is, "They're just a bunch of kids. What do they have to be depressed about?'

But depression doesn't always work that way. I have had a very happy childhood. But I've had a lot of issues I've had to deal with. I cry myself to sleep many nights, and quite often I don't even know why. I had it in my head once that I was going to kill myself. I had gotten up and gotten ready for school. My plan was to skip school and head down to the train tracks. But just as I was about to leave, my dad came up to me, hugged me, and told me he loved me. This was really odd for him. He's really not the affectionatel type. It's actually the only time I can remember him telling me he loved me. So he must've known something was up with me; and it was like a mental kick it the guts. It winded me. It helped clear my mind, and stopped me from going through with it. I still have to fight the thoughts.

The stigma around depression and mental health in general needs to stop.

In our modern world, society has always failed the youth. It does need to end, and the only way to do that is to broadcast it. To illuminate society of the pain and suffering teens and even children go through at times.

Just JT January 17th, 2018 10:06 PM

Re: The Stigma Needs To Stop.
 
You have a really good dad. Not all dads know or feel shit like yours does
Thatís a dad you can talk to and say just about anything to
He may not seem all that affectionate but he does love you obviously
And he knows when he needs to show that love and how
Embrace that, not everyone had a dad like that

Sweeney05 January 17th, 2018 10:33 PM

Re: The Stigma Needs To Stop.
 
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Originally Posted by Just JT (Post 3621640)
You have a really good dad. Not all dads know or feel shit like yours does
Thatís a dad you can talk to and say just about anything to
He may not seem all that affectionate but he does love you obviously
And he knows when he needs to show that love and how
Embrace that, not everyone had a dad like that

Yeah, you're right. I don't think I give the old boy the appreciation he deserves.

zzzzzzzzzz January 17th, 2018 11:43 PM

Re: The Stigma Needs To Stop.
 
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Originally Posted by Sweeney05 (Post 3621658)
Yeah, you're right. I don't think I give the old boy the appreciation he deserves.

It's good to show that he care, and that you are not alone

Ilove318 January 28th, 2018 02:25 AM

Re: The Stigma Needs To Stop.
 
I'm 13 too and I think the stigma should be stopped too, because in 2017 I tried to kill myself. It sounds spy stupid, but I was hung up over a boy who played my emotions after my best friend left. I want to talk to my parents, but the stigma around it makes it too hard. Every time someone in my family talks about suicide, i cringe, because they know what im going through, and they are supportive, but they NEVER directly bring it up. They always say how things will get better, and I believe they will, even though I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel right now. You're so lucky your dad cares for you like that. My dad does too, but he's always so busy, home late and stressed, I don't want to bug him. You can always message me if you want to talk.


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