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I am a 16yr, female from Ohio and I have had depression for as long as I can remember, although I think it started when my Father killed himself.

Depression is something that has kept my life on a long-term pause, I can not seem to get away from it. Every time I get my life going I stumble and fall back into the dark pit I had just crawled out of. I know many people would just tell me shhhh my mouth because I am 16 and have the world sitting in my hand but I still struggle everyday.

For my age I don't really have the normal teenage life. I take care of my 3 siblings, go to school, take care of my elderly neighbors (cleaning, bathing, dressing...the works) and I have to deal with my step-father and my mother who constantly yell and scream at me, so I know what depression is and how bad it hurts.

I also know that I am not the only one and in order to move on I have to accept it, treat it and fight my way through it every day.

The website www.beatingthebeast.com is what saved my life, literally. This site is full of understanding people and the great part is that they actually care about what you have to say. I hope this helps in some way.
 

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