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Is the test right

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Hello Alex. I’m a 15 year old guy and I feel like shit. I didn’t know what I was going through, and I thought it might be depression. Now I had no clue, so I did a test online. The results say I am most likely suffering from depression. Now, I am not sure if this test is right or not, but I am worried. What do I do?


Hey there! Welcome to Ask Alex.
It takes courage to reach out, so well done to you for taking that step. Feeling down is tough, especially when you’re not sure what’s going on. It’s totally normal to feel worried after taking an online test and getting results that suggest depression. 
Firstly, let us say, you’re not alone. Many people your age go through similar feelings. It’s essential to acknowledge what you’re experiencing and understand that seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness.
While Ask Alex isn’t a professional, it’s crucial to consider seeking advice from a qualified healthcare provider. They can provide a proper diagnosis and suggest the best course of action, whether it’s therapy, medication, or other support options.
Talking to a trusted adult can make a world of difference. Whether it’s a parent, teacher, school counsellor, or another adult you feel comfortable with, opening up about what you’re going through can be incredibly helpful. They can offer guidance, support, and possibly help you connect with professional help if needed. You may find this article helpful
Remember, it’s ok to ask for help, and you deserve to feel better. If you ever need someone to talk to, Childline is here for you. You can reach out to us anytime, day or night, by phone or through our webchat at We’re here to listen, support you, and help you find the right resources, 24-hours a day, every day.
You don’t have to go through this alone, and reaching out to someone you trust is a brave and important step towards feeling better.
Take care of yourself,

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