Yeah I just joined this forum but I'm just going to post. I'm having one of those moments where I'm pissed and I feel hopeless at the same time. You know, the kind where you have Evanescence on repeat and connect all the songs to your emotions? I can't stand it. Everyone thinks my emotions are a joke. I burn myself, My mom found out and called me selfish. She doesn't understand, hell, nobody does. My dad found out and just told me to stop. I'm transgendered and I recently came out. Nothing has been done to support me. Only my friends are courteous enough to use male pronouns as I request. My parents don't and when I correct them they just say it's hard to use female pronouns. I know they aren't trying. I have been so depressed lately. I have been crying every day which makes me feel even more insecure about who I am. because honestly, How can I possibly be a man who cries. Men don't cry right? That's what I'm told. My teachers notice that I don't smile so they laugh and call me smiley as a joke. I tell them not to, but they are just like "well why don't you smile?" but If I tell them they will send me to the hospital, thats the only guideline for depression they have ever had. Send people to the hospital. I can't stand this. I want to get help, support, anything. I'm so depressed and I feel alien in my own skin. I just want to escape. I feel like nothing is worth it.