Anonymous asked: I am 12 years old. i suffer from Dysthymia & Depression. there is no getting out of it. For a while atleast. And your saying a 16 year old is waay young for depression ? smh..
Not at all. Perhaps my comment was made poorly.
No one is ever too young or old to suffer from mental illness or personal problems: in that regard, age is inconsequential. What I am saying is that there is plenty of time, by virtue of one’s youth, to at least try making yourself better (this is easier said than done of course).
For as long as I remember, I’ve struggled with those two issues as well, in addition to (albeit mild) cases of OCD and anxiety. I still struggle with them to this day because, as you noted, there is no “getting over it” completely. Sometimes, it’s just a part of our physical mind.
But with time comes opportunity. As you get older, you may learn things from personal experiences or people you will meet that will help you with your issues. You may live long enough to try a new therapy technique or medicine that could be useful. There is no telling what the future holds. It could get worse, but it could also get better.
I also emphasize youth because I’ve observed many young people feeling a sense of urgency to resolves their issues. This is understandable of course: who wants to deal with any kind of illness or issue for very long? But adapting or treating these problems takes time. I’ve known young people who failed to commit suicide, and just a few years later, they managed to recover. Conversely, I’ve seen very young people commit suicide before giving life a chance, and I’ve been left wondering whether they could’ve gotten better with more time.
I won’t BS you. Maybe things for you will never change, or maybe they will only get worse. But maybe they’ll get better too. Who knows. I’m not an expert in these things, and I don’t have the answers. I am only offering what I know based on my own observations and experiences.