Depression is very common and it does not mean you are weird Its much more admirable to get help, your parents will be pleased you told them.
Its estimated that on any school day about 1/4 students in the class will be affected by the glums.
Some self helps without medication are 1) get active, a sport team, tennis, netball, jogging, 4 walks a week 2) get into some things you love doing, a club 3) help others 4) lose a few pounds 5) catch up on sleep
My dear friend, you are not alone! Millions of people suffer from depression! I have been dealing with it for many years.... But there are great news!!! Medical atention will do wonders for you!! Do not be afraid! Tell your parents! Do not suffer unessesarily!!! The diagnistic test is very simple and with the right medication you will feel like a million buck soon enough!! Nothing to be afraid of!