My parents hate me, they don’t love me and keep saying hurtful things. I hate myself and wonder how am I ever going to satisfy them. I am a teenager and have been hiding how depressed lonely and scared I am for years. I have almost all the symptoms of depression, do I really have depression?
Clinical depression and situational depression are two different things. It sounds like your sadness and loneliness are coming from feeling hurt and unimportant by the people who are supposed to love you the most. This is a very difficult thing to go through. I highly recommend getting some support. Is there a school counselor you could go to? What about a trusted aunt or uncle? You could contact the The Distress Line (780-482-4357), or you could try The Support Network (780-482-0198).