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Topic: What more can I do?

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  1. JCM1303
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    1 posts
    8 September 2020

    Hi, everyone.

    I'm 16 years old. I've been depressed for a while now. Well I haven't officially been diagnosed because my therapist doesn't like to diagnose. I do take antidepressants though and I have been visiting a therapist and psychiatrist for some time.

    The medication has helped. I don't feel a benefit in the therapy at the moment though. It's just being told to do the same thing over and over and nothing more. I currently have feelings for someone, I have for 5 months, they don't feel the same way and I have no idea what to do. I feel that I love them so deeply and that they mean everything to me.

    I don't know how to get over this or make my life worth living.

    What more can I do?

    Thanks everyone!

  2. Sophie_M
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    6133 posts
    8 September 2020 in reply to JCM1303

    Hey JCM1303,

    Welcome to the forums, we are so glad that you've taken a big step in sharing your thoughts and feelings here with our wonderful community. We can hear how upset and heartbroken you must be feeling about not having these feelings reciprocated, and we are so sorry that you're in such a tough space right now. Please know that you've come to safe place, free of judgement, to talk things through and our community is here to offer as much support, advice and conversation as you need.  

    It's great to hear that you currently have mental health support to help work through these feelings, even if you aren't feeling the benefits of therapy at the moment. If you feel up to it, or if you're wanting a little extra support between appointments, please also know that you are always welcome to get in touch with our friends at Kids Helpline. They are a confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged 25 and under, and are available 24/7 over the phone (1800 55 1800) and also through online chat:

    You may also be interested in getting in touch with an organisation called Headspace, which is specifically for young people aged 12-25 and they offer a wide range of services including counselling and group programs which are a great opportunity to meet people. They also have a group chat on their webpage -

    We hope that you can find some comfort and advice from our caring community here, and please feel free to keep checking back in and let us know how you are going when you feel up to it. We're all here for you.

  3. Shane_03
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    2 posts
    8 September 2020 in reply to JCM1303


    I find my case relatable with JCM1303.I have been on anti depressants for a while now.I am an international student here in Adelaide,SA.I have been visiting a psychologist since may 2020 it helped me a lot but one thing that I am suffering from is my emotional attachment .I came across a girl that I feel very loved about.I am not sure if she is seeing someone or not but I really love her and feel so stressed and anxious if I tend to have thought that I can't come close to her.I am so afraid to tell all this stuff to my fellow friends or even my family because everyone around here tend to judge you and I feel the worst about being judge...I gathered so much energy and emotional courage to post my thing here ,I am really hoping someone can help me get out of these depression that is ruining my life .I want to smile and be happy as I used to be before encountering depression......

    my question remains the same ,
    what can I do ?

    1 person found this helpful
  4. catlover12339
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    8 September 2020 in reply to JCM1303

    Hey man it’ll be alright, I caught feelings for a guy I liked and after weeks of talking to him I thought he liked me and found out he liked another girl. My mental health has been horrible and that stabbed a hole in my chest. We can’t put our life’s worth on other people’s opinions. It’s gonna Hurt and it’s gonna hurt a lot but you worth doesn’t count on what that person you love thinks. I know it hurts and it makes you feel worthless but that person you love isn’t the reason for your life. You are. You are loved and you are worth so much. Your worth doesn’t count on other people’s opinions and thoughts. You matter and I love you.

    1 person found this helpful
  5. Shane_03
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    2 posts
    10 September 2020 in reply to catlover12339
    thanks a lot catlover 12339's for your post and encouraging words

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