Hello, my name is Tommy. I'm thirteen years old and suffering from depression and insomnia. It sounds really naive and foolish at my age, but I am having all this sadness and stress over a girl. I usually have no problem with problems like these. I know at my age the word love might not be suitable, so I'll just say I feel very deeply for her. We used to be really good friends until I confessed through a poem, now she just flat out hates me. I have not slept for three days straight and am usually late for school due to lack of effort to get out of bed, I feel like I just don't want to talk to anyone so I don't move. I hate coming to school all depressed and not being able to work and see her face everyday, how can I overcome this?
I don't think any of that sounds foolish. I am 17 and have at least two forms of depression (clinical and psychotic) as well as severe insomnia like you speak of. i have also experience heartache that has created parts of this ( been raped at 15). i understand the ease of not moving or getting up. other than seeking help and even if you do the best way is to start working towards loving yourself. and i understand the weight of that task. two years in and i am not quite there YET. until you can feel that way towards yourself i want you to know something i wish i had. that you are not alone and i cannot speak for everyone but as someone who has gone through, and still do every day, what you do i can say that i am proud of you for everything you do and i love you.
It's nice to hear from someone who's diagnosed with the same thing. I've been in therapy and mental rehabilitation for two years. None of it seems to work. Antidepressants can only delay my depression for so long, then I just see her face at school and gain back the painful memories