well, im 14 and im in the 9th grade and i am depressed. I have been depressed for about 3 years. i have finally realized that i need to get help, and i am hoping this group can help some. I have thought about suicide several times before and made plans to attempt it, but i havent truly attempted it, because i dont have the guts and i dont really want to die. I know i need to get professional help, but im too scared to. plus nobody believes me, and people even laugh at me when i tell them im depressed, so i doubt a professioanl would help me. plus i dont want to burden my parents with medical bills. i would appreciate any help you can give me.