I am 14 and I struggle with Depression
Hi, my name is Geovanni Naidoo and I suffer from depression, self harm and suicidal thoughts.
It all started when I was 12, I started withdrawing from many things and I didn’t understand why. I wasn’t as happy as I was before and suddenly I started cutting myself with a safety pin. A year went by and my depression seemed to worsen by the minute. I knew I was depressed but I couldn’t seem to tell my parents. I started cutting again but this time with a small knife. Another year went by and here I am in 2017 depressed more than ever. I can’t put into words what I feel for I don’t even know if I can even feel anymore. So many people have walked out on me because I’m not happy. I’m so used to feeling like this its like I’m numb. I cut myself with sharpener blades. My mom saw my cuts and told me I’m just looking for attention.
I think of killing myself every night and I keep praying that I build the courage to do so but my prayers don’t get answered.
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