Welcome to Teen Central! We are so glad that you found this community designed for young people dealing with tough issues like depression. We encourage you to spend some time checking out the STORIES tab to become more familiar with the website and determine if there is anything else you feel comfortable sharing about your situation. It can be really tough to open up about the difficulties that you may be facing, but remember that we are here to listen to you!
Beyond the STORIES tab, Teen Central has a TON of useful information! The LEARN tab has an entire section dedicated to Depression that may help you better understand or cope with your current situation. We would also recommend checking out the Depression Workbook on the TOOLS section to find some great exercises that may help you express what is happening using a more visual format. The WHAT’S NEW blog is regularly updated with posts like this one on Strengthening your Mental Wellness, which includes useful suggestions and tips for dealing with chronic stressors.
We hope that Teen Central can be a great resource for you, and the many other young people, who may need some additional support right now! Remember that we are not the only ones who care about you, though. The HELP section has tons of amazing hotlines and websites that you can access anytime if you ever feel in danger, need some more immediate assistance, or simply want somebody to listen.