I thought this would have been the most appropriate section to put this in so here it goes... I was wondering how to ask for help? With my *undiagnosed* depression and anxiety. The depression is basically ALWAYS there. It never goes away. The anxiety has gotten even worse, I think it's fucked up my eating pattern something bad(I can't seem to eat more then one meal a day...). It also has the chance to take a crap on my school grades with the help of the depression. I can barely concentrate anymore. The teacher would have explained something 5 minutes ago and I couldn't even remember what it was. It can also be hard for me to read books now, because I'm not really 'reading' what's on the page. My eyes are kinda just looking at the words, and not recognising what I'm doing. So I'll read something and not really know/remember what I was actually reading. The anxiety has kinda morphed into an all-out fear of a plethora of different things. The biggest thing is stage anxiety/social anxiety. When ever I'm made the 'spot of attention' it makes me feel as though I'm having a heart attack. And it even gets to the point that before school I feel sick because of what might happen during the day. As a result of the general social anxiety, I have virtually no friends, don't have any 'social outtings' per se, haven't been invited/went to a party in over half a decade. So those things can contribute to the depression, which is like pouring petrol onto a flaming pile of suicidal thoughts. I've been close to attempting twice, and have self harmed previously(haven't for a while). The eating problems have also affected my sleep routine. Some nights I seem to get to sleep within an hour of just lying there. But other nights I'm all over the shop, on and off for the entire night which can increase the hangover like sickness I get in the morning. At this rate, I'll be dead by the end of the year. Or....I won't last long past 18. Please help me . PS - I'm 16.