National Eating Disorders Association

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Depressedkid_1
Need advice

So my depression and ED has been so bad lately and I don’t have anyone to talk to. So in your guys opinion would it be bad for me to want to talk to my youth group leader? He’s super sweet and he’s gained my trust but I don’t wanna burden him but he seems like the only person who’ll listen and understand me. Any advice would be appreciated

Annet
Hi Depressedkid,

I would say talk to him but in parallel, try to find some professional help. Maybe, he can help you find some options. You do not have to go through this on your own. If you can help someone to support you and to listen to you, for sure you will feel better.

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Annet

Depressedkid_1
Annet

I have my therapist and psychiatrist but I can’t talk to them right now until my appointment and I need someone to talk to now. So I wanna talk to him but at the same time I don’t know if he would care and I don’t wanna burden him. I just want someone to talk to and someone who’ll listen to me :(

Annet
Hi Depressedkid,

You can talk to him or if he is not available, you can call the crisis line.
For example, you can talk to the crisis line tonight and tomorrow morning you reach out to him.
Whatever works best for you.

You can also contact your therapist and ask him/her for a closer appointment.