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A 16-year-old female asked:

someone very close to me committed suicide, i have been extremely sad, i don't eat, i isolate myself, and i have thoughts of suicide. am i depressed?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Please accept help.: Dear cheetah, you may or may not have a clinical depression but you certainly describe a depressed mood. Surviving the loss of one who is close to you who has committed suicide can be devastating. It may also make it seem like suicide is an option for you. You may not be seeing other ways to deal with your feelings. Please accept help. It can be very hard to believe that anything will make a >>.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
difference. But getting the right help can make all the difference in the world. If you have thoughts of taking your life now with a plan please have a friend or relative drive you to the nearest emergency room now. If need be, call EMS at 911 to be transported to the hospital. It is critical that you don't just isolate in the dark with your suicidal thoughts as your only company. With help you will find HOPE again. God bless.
Aug 27, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
P.S. you can call the National Suicide Hotline 24/7 at (1-800-273-TALK/8255) .
Aug 27, 2013
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
You are depressed: The sadness can really permeate after such a loss. As one who knows all too well how that feels i can only say that this feeling is temporary and there are ways to get some help. If it is not safe to talk to your parents or an adult friend there is always the county crisis line where you live. There are school counselors. There is your family doctor to start. Please ask for help!
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Therapy: Find a reputable psychotherapist to help you deal with loss, and feelings of self-blame. Do for yourself what your dead friend CLEARLY was not. Do it now.

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