Re: Am I Mentally Ill?
Mood problems are quite common during teen years due to hormones. However, anxiety/mdd/suicidal thoughts are NOT good. I was in your shoes. I had my first panic attack in Engligh class when I was 15. I went to the school nurse. She said to see a doc. My parents, however, dismissed it, like yours did. You need to talk to a counselor (at your school) and see about setting up an appt with a pshychiatrist soon. The earlier you start treatment, the better. I was not able to be treated until I was 18. I am 30 now, and still on meds. Get some help honey. You are not alone. I am not saying you will need meds. Maybe cognitive behavior therapy is all you need, or just someone to talk to. Keep us updated!