Don't know where to turn
Hi; I'm just postig here because I'm hoping that ya'll will be able to give me some advice. I've had the majority of the symptoms of depression for about a year now. I went to talk to my parents about it (i'm 16), and they just told me that I'm just saying these things because I want attention. I don't know, I guess they are ashamed of me or they feel its their fault. So decided to take another path, and talk to my school counselor. Well, the day before I had my appt. to talk to her, I had a conversatin with one of my older friends. She had similar issues last year, and when she went to talk to her counselor (which is the same as mine), the counselor thought she was suicidal, which she isn't. Consequently, they put her in a mental institution for 2 months on suicide watch. Well, after hearing her horrow story, who would want to go talk to her counselor? Definately not me!!! So here I am. I don't know where to turn to next. Most of my closest friends know about my situation, and are helping me the best they can, but there is only so much that they can do. They are there to listen and to support, but sometimes that just isn't enough. So I'm open to anything at this point. Any suggestions?