Dear Precious Teens,
Please feel free to read my material about nutritional
treatment for depression, but since your
parents are legally responsible for your safety & welfare,
and since they would probably have to buy
your vitamins anyway,
you might as well include them and let them help you with your
I know that a lot of teens feel that their parents
will just get angry and make things a lot worse, and I
know it can be that way.
But in most cases, your parents probably love
you and care about you about a hundred times
more than you think they do. No one in the world
loves you more. Sometimes they just don't know how to show
it. Most of the time, a parent's love for their child is
about one of the strongest loves on earth.
Get your parents involved -
it is your duty, it is their duty to care about you.
If your parents are not around or are not
well themselves, there are people at your school, church (even
if you don't attend), hospital or any doctor's office where
you can call or go to get help for yourself and/or your depressed
You can always call a suicide
hotline and ask
where in your local area to go for help:
1-800-SUICIDE / 1-800-784-2433
1-800-273-TALK / 1-800-273-8255
Yes, my mother never knew I
ever thought of suicide till my third attempt, and I knew she
loved me but it just never occured to me to tell anyone ! I
was 18, married and in another state and she was frantic. She
jumped in her car and drove across 2 states to get to me.
You will get your parents' attention if
out one of these notes and be honest about how really depressed
you have been and how often you think of suicide.
If you have parents that don't believe in
the extent of your pain and suicidal thoughts... Mail
a note to
Let your ink jet or laser printer prove
to your parent(s) that lots of
teens not only have serious depression, but die from
two hours or so !
Print out pages from the internet,
print some of my pages - this page, teen
depression sites, statistics and bookstore
pages for teens or smaller
kids - and if necessary, pages from "suicide
survivor" sites - that is, sites for those whose child
has already committed suicide.
Don't lose your life just because your parents
are innocently ignorant, or in denial. Don't let your parents
die a thousand
Show me, show them that you
care about yourself. Get them involved and get treatment. Getting nutritional
treatment now might actually help your brain wiring grow
better since your brain has not finished growing yet. Brains
don't finish growing until we are into our 20's.
Feed your feelings with good
food and good nutritional
supplements. Cut the high fructose corn syrup and
the hyrogenated oils - at least choose real sugars and real
fats. Help your brain grow better !
There are some special vitamin formulas
for Teens, but you need to get a check-up and blood tests
with the doctor to make sure you are "healthy" overall.
Even though vitamins are generally good for
you, they can be a stress to an unhealthy organ like your liver
or kidneys. And if you have allergies, or asthma you
have to be real careful not to cause allergic reactions and
things like that.
And the doctor needs to diagnose the kind of
depression you have. I have "Unipolar" depression
and don't know much about "Bipolar" - and some supplements
have to be taken with extra caution for Bipolar or Manic Depression.
And finally, if you are still saying to yourself, "No,
I can't tell..."
adults are ashamed to let others know they have depression
and suicidal thoughts. Even adults feel the shame
and stigma, and often don't try to get help
Then let me remind you that depression can
be hereditary. If
you have depression, couldn't one of your parents also have
depression and they don't want to burden you with it ?
Could one of your parents be thinking of suicide
without telling you first - without giving you a chance
to help them?
Most likely, the feelings of anger and unworthiness
you have, and the belief that your parents don't love you, are part
of the symptoms of your depression. Don't let
you into suicide and keep you from accepting a chance to
be helped and loved.
Love and Hope,