I don't know if I have a problem. Sometimes I get really depressed and I can't stop crying, (this usually happens at night). In the morning I always feel better. I always have thoughts of suicide no matter what. Do you think this is a problem?
- Sad One
Dear Sad One,
Yes, it definitely does mean something that you are crying frequently, and often having suicidal thoughts.
I am glad you wrote to us, because realizing that you need help is the first step in getting better.
It's important to talk and / or write about how your feeling, and it's usually very helpful to do so with someone trained to help you put the rush of intense feelings into some sort of coherent perspective.
It is nothing to be ashamed of either, it's just your system's way of letting you know that there is something going on within you.
You need to get help now. Tell a trusted adult how you feel - a parent, guidance counselor, or teacher. They can get you the professional help that you need.
You deserve to be happy again! I hope you see it that way, too....
Marc H. Garson
MSW, ACSW, ACP