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Self harming, depression, 13 yo, help?

I'm 13 and I have been self harming since I was 11. I know it doesn't seem long compared to others, but it is still a long time. I haven't had an easy life so far, my parents got divorced when I was very young and I have been bullied before badly. I have also had trouble with friends and boys. I know people will say I'm only 13 and I'm too young to be worried about boys, but I have been dating someone for about a year, and we recently broke up, which has given me no self esteem, and has left me heart broken. I have also been used and walked over before, for example about a week ago, I was dating a boy who was only going out with me because he liked my best friend and wanted to get closer to her. I know it probably seems pathetic, which is what others have told me, that I'm pathetic, but I still don't like this, so I would like some advice on what is going on, because none of my friends have experienced the feelings I get. Some people say it could be depression but I really need to know why I feel this way.

Thanks

Zoe
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replied June 26th, 2013
Hey Zoe,
This age can be a tough time, so I totally understand. Hang in there, girl. Breakups are hard, being bullied is no fun, and parents getting divorced is a lot to deal with. What you're feeling is not pathetic, and not abnormal. I know there are people who care about you and who want to help you. I am sending hugs and love from my way. See if there is a school counselor or a trusted adult you could talk to about all this, because self-mutilation is not helping anything. Good luck and please continue posting on the forum if you ever need to talk.
Love and hugs,
Tommy
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