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Jasmine Joseph-Perez
A teenage girl suffering from depression.....

I am a 19 year old girl who is suffering from depression. I can hardly get out of bed some days. I have been trying to lose weight, get a job and feel better about myself but I am not motivated enough and I don't feel loved by the people who surround me.

Sometimes I feel like committing suicide. I have been bulimic and am very insecure about myself and my weight. I am terribly anti-social due to my depression and have only one friend but she also suffers from depression and can't do much to help me. I am sometimes hostile towards my family due to my mood swings and I have alot of resentment towards them. Sometimes I think that God is punishing me for something I did a long time ago to my brother that I have apologized for but always felt guilty for. My brother has already told me that he forgave me but I still feel guilt. I am too ashamed to say what it was but I simply can't forgive myself for it. I feel that because of what I did years ago that God is punishing me. Please pray for me. Thank you.
jperez82 -7/2/2001
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7/31/2001 21:55

God will not punish you If you have asked for forgiveness and feel bad about it. Have you seeked help from a prfessional? It could help you! My prayers are with you sweetie. I will be OK believe and pray and it will be alright.

9/10/2001 22:12

May God help you Jasmine in this time of need. You must first deal with your guilt...for your brother has already forgiven it's time for YOU to forgive yourself. Find something about yourself that you like and focus on that one thing all day, today. And tomorrow find something else you like about yourself and focus on that ONE thing all day etc. Soon you'll realize that YOU are what you think you are. Stay POSITIVE JASMINE! Find your inner light and let it shine!! Stop focusing on your FLAWS...everyone has them. Keep your chin up and smile for today is a beginning of who you want to be! :)

10/1/2001 12:02

Dear Kind Heavenly Father, I pray for Jasmine today that you will let her know that You do not punish us when we do wrong. You may chastise us but You do not punish us by making us fall into a depression and thoughts of suicide. Thoughts of suicide comes from the devil himself and as far as the depression goes it can happen to anyone. I was in the prime of my life and for once everything was going great and all of a sudden I had a nervous breakdown, became manic depressive, had a chemical imbalance, was having panic attacks several times a day, was seeing and hearing things that wasn't there. And I, too, thought God was punishing me because of the things I had done in my past. But, I sought out help. I had too. I now see three different doctors and conselors. One prescribes me meds., one listens to me talk, and the other one is a Christian conselor. Jasmine, if you are not seeing anyone for help for your depression and suicide thoughts do not put it off. Get you some help. But most of all, talk to God and read His Word. There you will find all the answers you need. Because God will be there to answer them for you. You may not get a answer right away, but you will get a answer. Dear Lord, I pray that You will help Jasmine to find peace with herself and with You. Peace with You is a peace like no other kind. I pray that You will help her to start liking herself so that she will not be bulimic anymore. I also pray that she will get help for that also. Let her know that there is light at the end of her dark tunnel. For You, Dear Lord, are the Light. Give her strength to fight all that is going on in her live. She is reaching out for help by submitting a prayer for herself. So, I pray for her healing. All these things I ask in Jesus name. Amen.

10/7/2001 03:05

Dear God....Lead Jasmine to those who can best help her. Let her see that perhaps an answer lies not only in her trust in you....but in her use of the many things You have given us to help ourselves. Give her the strength and the courage to seek the help she needs and to face the demons within that she has created. Let her see they hold no power over her but what she has given to them.

1/19/2002 17:01

dear jasmine...
God loves you are God's child...i live with depression, too...medication and my wife and the Lord have made all the difference in the world...find a faith community (a church)...get involved in mission work and a good doc is hard to find but keep going...all of us here love you and care for your well-being...please seek help...God has already placed the appropriate healer out there for you...keep knocking on the Jesus' name may God's love and mercy be with you.

2/7/2002 19:13

Dear jasmine, The only way to achieve peace with urself is to accept who you are. The only way for true inner peace is to be at peace with God. Go to church, join church groups, be at one with God. Only then will u be able to overcome depression. God bless you!!!

8/22/2008 23:09

Jasmine you know people around you feel not caring is because the the devil is working hard in your life to put you down. now one can help you accept your self. get a log sheet and write every thing you eat and look at it and see what you should not need to eat. take a walk by starting 5minutes than add 5min. until you can work for an hour. boy you will see the result if you walk for an hour. but it will be hard. may the lords hands be upon you


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