You are experiencing a difficult time in your life. It will not always be that way. It is important to keep remembering that.
Feeling depressed makes sense in light of your recent breakup and your difficulty with friends. Many people would feel the way that you do, especially if they had no one to confide in. I would encourage you to speak to your family. You have nothing to be embarrassed about. Everyone has experienced difficult times in their lives.
If you feel that you cannot speak to your family, then consider going to the school guidance counselor or seeing a therapist. The latter option would likely require you to inform your parents about your depression. Many teenagers are frightened to ask their parents to see a therapist but they shouldn’t be. If you developed an unfamiliar rash, or a terrible cough, would you feel embarrassed about asking your parents to take you to a doctor? Probably not. The same logic applies to mental health problems.
Parents often want to help but can’t when they don’t know that a problem exists. It is important that one asks for help when it is needed. Otherwise, the risk is prolonged and unnecessary suffering takes place. Don’t hesitate to ask for help. I wish you the best of luck. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle