Anonymous asked this question on 4/29/2000:
I feel like I have been locked up forever. My feelings are just know started to come out. I'm not sure if what I am feeling is depression or if it is something else. My family has treated me bad for a long time. I haven't ever said anything because I didn't know how and now that I have told a couple people I feel said and lonely all the time like no one understands. I guess what I need is probably someone just to talk to and understand me. I don't think that someone who is 16 should feel this way. Maybe someone can help me. Bye
BluesLady1 gave this response on 5/2/2000:
When I was 16, I never had a father. I had a mother who really didn't know how to be a mother. My family was screwed up. She sent my brother who I loved so much down to his father. She died when I was 18. I was left with no one. My neighbors basically raised me. My friends.....I really had none. I had a abnormal childhood. Basically I was locked up also. I hadn't left my feelings out until about 2 years ago. I am now 33. I was on medication since I was 17 for depression and anxiety. I never got to the route of the problem and that is why I was medicated for so long. I eventually became addicted to some of the meds. I have been off of all meds now for two years and I feel great. I have feelings again. I feel like I am myself. Sometimes when bad things happen, you tend to take them with you everywhere you go and it is very upsetting. I understand what you are going through
Anonymous asked this follow-up question on 5/2/2000:
Hi, I was beginning to think that no one understood me. I'm not on any meds of any kind. No drugs either. I have been getting in a lot of trouble with the law lately though. That just might be for some attention though don't you think? Anyway I'm glad that you understand and I'm glad that you are doing better too. Bye
BluesLady1 gave this response on 5/4/2000:
Like I said...I do understand. And the getting in trouble with the law I think is a cry out for help. Please don't do anything to get you in trouble. You are worth a whole lot more than that. It will get better for you. How is school? Are you having any problems there at all?
Anonymous asked this follow-up question on 5/4/2000:
I don't normally do anything bad enough that I would be put in jail. I just do something and they come and talk to me and tell me to cool it and go home for the night. I'm not doing bad in school. In fact I'm going to be done with school until next fall when I start college. I know a 16 year old starting college how cool. I have actually been doing a lot better since I talked to a doctor. He said that it was normal to feel this way and to take sometime and relax a bit. So I'm going to go to CA where my boyfriend moved to and spend some time with him this summer. Anyway Thank you for your help. Bye
BluesLady1 gave this response on 5/5/2000:
I think going to your boyfriend will do you alot of good. Maybe this is part of the problem. I think you are feeling real lonely without him. Good luck and take care of yourself
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