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Do I need to go to a mental hospital?I'm 13 female. I've been constantly depressed for no reason and feel lonely. I keep thinking of suicide and threatened myself. I have God knows how many cut marks on my arm and they are bleeding. I even want to harm my friends. My mom doesn't know anything of this. I do go to a psychiatrist and they gave me Lexapro. It never works. Every time I go back he gives me an even higher dose and it still doesn't work. Someone please answer my question.I need help TT_TT
Talk to you're mom..Have her take you to the emergency room to get you some much needed help.
You NEED to tell Your psychiatrist what ISN'T going On... Because until You DO, you're NOT going to get Any of the help you're Asking For... :(
Talk to your psychiatrist about putting you on something else. Make sure you tell them everything that's going on so that they can help you the best they can.
hello 13 you know yourself better than all. So ask self why the heavens would i take this question anywhere than self!
They won;t even let you in a hospital...... unless you actually tried to kill yourself. Even then they will only keep youf or 3 days. They will just recommend you go see a therapist. Everyone thinks it is so easy to get into a mental hospital but it isn't easy at all. The easiest way to get in is to have your psychiatrist admit you.....
The search for the right drug or combination of drugs can take a while, so report to the doc that you'd like to try other drugs or combinations of drugs. Once the right one/s have been found you'll feel like a new person.
Hello there :-) Well first of all there must be a reason to why you're feeling depressed and lonely,in order to feel better you need to know what the reason is and be able to talk about it and there's always solutions for things if you feel that going to a hospital is going to help you then you should but being a person that has actually gone through that stage in my life of depression and wanting to commit suicide I felt it was best to deal what I was going through and be a strong person I didn't let it get to me and bit by bit I got over it, I didn't need to go to a hospital and I feel so proud of myself for that. Suicide is not the answer that's just the easy way out and think of all the people that you would hurt by doing that. Think of how your mum would feel I'm sure it would destroy her. I'm sure you're going to get through this and I know it's not going to be easy but trust me it will be worth it just give it time try to go out more and do things you enjoy. Be positive! I wish you the best of luck and remember you're not alone. GOD is always there to help pray it helps a lot . xoxo
Most kids who are suicidal and self injuring live in an abusive household, or being bullied, or something. Are you sure you are being honest with yourself? When I was your age and depressed, I never imagined that years of sexual abuse were what caused it. Of course, that was lonnnnng before the internet and all the sex abuse stuff in the news, but still - if you have alcoholic parents, or being bullied and so on, I don't see how Lexapro will fix that. Major mental ilnnesses that are probably biological in origin (such as bipolar or schizophrenia) rarely develop at age 13 and before. Most young kids - it's ABUSE that messes them up. So get help for that. The meds will never "fix" a bad life.
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