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How can i get help for teen depression?

I'm 15. I'm a recovering anorexic, and I think I'm suffering from teen depression. I tried to commit suicide twice in the past year, and haven't gained any of the weight i lost during my anorexic times back. I don't want people to find out about this because on the outside im look great. I'm a straight A student 3rd in my class. Played soccer starting at age 4 and have gone on to the junior Olympics. People assume i'm happy but i'm not. My biggest fear is letting my parents down. I strive to make them happy. I try to be prefect for them Every time i'm not it hurts and tears me down more and more.
I need help but am afraid because i don't want people to know. can you tell me what i should be doing to try and solve this on my own? or how to get help without people knowing? i hate it when i let people down and think this would be really hard to admit to my friends and family.
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replied May 16th, 2009
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Ok so lets see what we can do!
so you say your a recovering anorexic & you havent put on any weight,do you have any idea why? is it that which is causing the depression or the fear of letting your family & friends down!
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replied May 16th, 2009
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longshadow!
would it be ok to send you a private message through the safety of this site, or if you want you could message me, do you know how, click my " behind the 8 ball" picture on the new page "send me a message" neither your or my address details will be revealed to one & other! Ican reply in the same page back!
Your choice!
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replied November 13th, 2009
Is there a school counselor whom you would feel comfortable talking with? It doesn't sound like this is something you should try to tackle alone. Everyone needs help sometime. In fact, I don't know of one person who hasn't needed help at some point in their life. Please speak with a counselor because they are specially trained to help people with troubles.
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replied April 15th, 2013
I know how you feel. I'm 16 and I'm just like you. I feel like I had it all but now I have nothing. I became extremely depressed and quit everything I loved. I became bulimic and by telling my best friend I lost her. I feel like I can't talk to my parents about any of this. I'm ashamed and don't want anyone to know what I've done. No matter how hard I try I just can't make myself happy. I just don't care anymore. All I do is fight with my parents and I'm tired of it. My grades have dropped, I've lost my best friend, and I hate everything. But the worst part is I want help but I have no idea how to get it without letting everyone down
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replied April 16th, 2013
Hello Longshadow,
Regular exercise and enough sleep are the best methods that protects the teen from depression. Spend time supportive friends and family.
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