Depression, or bipolar Disorder?


Q: Hi, my names Destanie and I'm 16. I'm noticing that i can get very down with myself very frequently. i started self harm and go off and on with that occasionally. I can be happy one moment and then then next, (not doing anything to bring my mood down) seem to get really upset and not want to be around people of any sort. I'm really confused on what it could be. some of my friends that i have shared it with say it could be Depression, or bipolar disorder. I went to counseling once before and they said that i did indeed have depression. but I'm still curious, what is it that you think i have?


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