Coping with Teenage Depression

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    Reverie wrote...

     

    I'm 14 years old and so far I have been molested made fun of by my family for being chubby which is bad because I am oversensitive. And I have tried but failed to commit suicide all without my family knowing or caring. What do I do?
     

     

    Answer:

     

    Dear Reverie,

     

    Is there anyone in your family you can talk to -- parents, grandparents, anyone? This is not something you should try to handle alone. If you can't talk to someone in your family, consider talking with your school counselor, a teacher, or, if you go to church, your minister.

     

    Taking your life is not the solution, Reverie. Please talk to someone -- soon.

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    Good luck,

     

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Published On: October 08, 2007