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Hello I am 13. Years old and I think I have depression. I have taken 7 tests for depression and they all say I do have depression. I am not comfortable talking to my family about this. I need to talk to some one I don’t know what to do. I am lost and confused. I have had thoughts about killing my self and it’s scaring me. I have no be to talk to that won’t freak out. I really need help ASAP I am confused of what I should do. Please help me I am sad and….and…. I just don’t know what to do.

Severe Depression

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You did a very courageous thing by taking the time to write us here. Now is the time to follow up on this courage. Tomorrow tell your favorite teacher at school, or the school counselor or school nurse exactly what you have told us. In fact, you can show them the letter. The fact that you don’t like how you’re feeling and want to feel better is a very healthy thing. What I can tell you is that depression can be helped and the people in your school are the ones to tell. They know the right things to do to get you feeling better.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Severe Depression

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Severe Depression. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 19, 2019, from
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