always feeling alone

By m101499 Latest Reply 2014-04-29 12:30:07 -0500
Started 2014-04-26 11:33:09 -0500

Sometimes having Type 1 seems hard but having severe depression just makes it worse. I push away people who try to help me, but the one person who's help I need, won't give it to me. My mom isn't getting meds for me to be on for helping with my depression. we've already been to the doctor to make sure that's what it is, and I do have depression. But don't have enough money to get medication. I'm always sad and these are supposed to be the most fun years of my life. I don't know what to think

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-29 10:39:10 -0500 Report

Hi M,
I think you need an advocate. If you have an aunt or uncle you are close to, sit down and talk to him or her. Explain what you are going through and ask if they can help you talk to your parents about what you need from them and what you want to do with them.

Talk to your doctor about your mom not getting the meds you need. Have your doctor explain to your mom why you need them and how they can help you. Sometimes people including parents cannot accept that a friend or family member has a mental health issue and try to sweep it under the rug to make it go away. This only makes it worse for the person needing help.

Depression can make you push people away but at the end of the day when you are feeling much better, you will find that you no longer have friends and will have to work hard at finding new ones. I suffered with depression for years until I woke up one day and said I am tired of being depressed. It literally got on my nerves. I told my therapist I am ready to fix this. He was there every step of the way. I bought a journal and that was the beginning of my recovery. My doctor was the only one who read them and it was what I wrote that helped me the most.

There are ways you can make money for things you want or need. All it takes is imagination and creativity. The biggest rage at the moment are Rubber Band Bracelets. You can buy a kit in Wal-Mart, AC Moore and Michaels. Duct Tape wallets are also big and Duct Tape comes in all kinds of colors, patterns and sheets. I went on You Tube and found cold porcelain. It has to be cooked and the ingredients are Corn Starch, Baby Oil, White Glue and lemon juice. Once you cook it let it cool, you can color it with Acrylic Paint or Oil Paints and then form it into jewelry pieces and let it dry. I made earrings and sell them along with the other jewelry I make. I know a lady who makes beautiful Tea Boxes from cigar boxes. She sells them all the time. She lines them so people can put tea bags or keepsakes in them. Find something you are really good at and try to make it and sell it.

You have to find things to do to keep your mind off your problems when they get to be more than you can handle. You also need someone you trust enough to talk to. Find some things you can do with your mom, just the two of you and then find things you guys can do as a family. Have fun together and you all will relax. You can save your money and you and your mom can go get a manicure together and maybe lunch. She just might enjoy that.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-04-29 02:02:58 -0500 Report

Have you told your doctor that you need assistance, money wise to get the medication you need for your depression? There may be some type of assistance available to help. Also sometimes doctors have samples, and if you tell him your problem maybe he can help.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-29 12:30:07 -0500 Report

Trudie, I think she is trying to buy her medication with her own money but doesn't have enough. Good point in asking the doctor for samples. This is a good way to find out how the medication will work prior to paying money up front for something that may not work.

I think her problem is her parents are not listening to her. Kids are at times put in adult situations where they find themselves having to sit down and talk to their problems about any number of things. The problem they encounter are parents who do not listen to them seriously. Parents also want to think their child is perfect and don't want to hear about flaws. This is one of the biggest mistakes I think parents make. Kids will suffer in silence if they don't think their parents will listen to them, trust that they can make decisions or are mature enough to know what they want. Kids may also have a hard time expressing themselves to their parents. This is why I think M needs an advocate. A third party who can help her get her points across. Her parents might listen to another adult who is speaking on her behalf. I hope she gets all the help she needs.

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