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    And my parents arnt letting me go to the youth clinic in town and every time I try to tell them they are all like-that's nice- how can I 'convince' them?!
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag;[url="tel:64942885")
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    I understand where your coming from. Some of my family members suffer from clinical depression including my mother but because I have bipolar disorder they find it hard to believe I have depression because of how overjoyed I can be at times. I think that a lot of parents of teenagers think it's just a phase or it's just puberty and hormones when it's not. Yes hormones cause you to have mood swings but depression is most definitely not the same thing. For the time being I would recommend ringing a helpline like:
    Young minds ( If you live in the UK)
    Helpline: 0808 802 5544, Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm and Wednesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Or childline or any helpline. It might seem like it's not relavent to you but honestly childline and so may other helplines have helped me and people I know so much. Just talk to them about how you feel and it can help you get on the right track. It may not be as good as counciling or a youth group but it's definitely a start; especially if your parents are not taking you seriously.

    Hope this helps and if you want to talk you can pm me!
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    Go to a doctor and get an official diagnosis and treatment.

    When I did, my mum finally started taking me seriously. At first the shock was too much for her and she was very upset that I had severe depression and was put on Prozac. After I went through my treatment of medication, monitoring from my doctor and a referral to my local NHS mental health trust for counselling and support, she slowly began to come around to what was happening and began to understand that I was quite severely ill and needed help. Often when she didn't understand and was quite ignorant to it all, I would get my doctor to explain my illness or about my medication (side effects, increasing the dosage, avoiding dependency). This too helped as it was coming from a medical profession so my mum was more open to listening.

    Short term, it can be a bit of a bother but trust me in the long term it pays off because a year later I've recovered and I'm a much, much better person in ways more than just mental health. Good luck
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    (Original post by smozsolution;[url="tel:64978635")
    64978635[/url]]Go to a doctor and get an official diagnosis and treatment.

    When I did, my mum finally started taking me seriously. At first the shock was too much for her and she was very upset that I had severe depression and was put on Prozac. After I went through my treatment of medication, monitoring from my doctor and a referral to my local NHS mental health trust for counselling and support, she slowly began to come around to what was happening and began to understand that I was quite severely ill and needed help. Often when she didn't understand and was quite ignorant to it all, I would get my doctor to explain my illness or about my medication (side effects, increasing the dosage, avoiding dependency). This too helped as it was coming from a medical profession so my mum was more open to listening.

    Short term, it can be a bit of a bother but trust me in the long term it pays off because a year later I've recovered and I'm a much, much better person in ways more than just mental health. Good luck
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