I’m not sure what’s wrong with me. I was diagnosed with depression in the middle of 8th grade but now I’m almost done with tenth grade and I feel like everything’s getting worse. I’m hearing voices in my head and I hate eating because it makes me sick. My parents know about it and they are going to get me someone to talk to soon but i feel like that’s not going to help. I’m genuinely beginning to think I cant handle everyday life. I’m having mental breakdowns a lot too and that’s usually when I feel the worst. The voices are louder and I tend to self harm. I just want to know what’s wrong with me. I feel like I’m going crazy.

A: Thank you so much for taking the time to write your request for information. It must be very difficult to feel these depressed thoughts for this long. I would strongly encourage you to ask your parents to move the appointment up sooner rather than later — this will give you a chance to talk about these symptoms to a professional. In the interim you may want to talk to the school guidance counselor until an appointment is made with someone outside the school.

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