Hi feelingblue97. I'm glad my post was helpful to you. Similarly, there have been times when I've tried to confide in others that I have trusted and their responses have let me down quite badly, with comments that minimise the seriousness of how I've been feeling, making me feel worse than when I said nothing. This doesn't happen very often these days, as I'm now really careful about who I confide in. I'm a bit older than you, but when I was your age, my parents had no idea what I was on about and said some awful things about me being weak, a problem for them, and an attention seeker, all of which were far from the truth. In the last few years, they have realised their errors, which is something. I also had a similar problem with friends, who didn't have any understanding of what I was going through. Some of the reasons for that: they had limited life experience, they couldn't see that me acting life the joker and life of the party was a cover, and that there was little information or discussion about depression. Please be aware that there are people out there who do understand you. Sometimes, they aren't the ones who are closest and you have to look further afield to get some support so that you don't feel ostracised from society.