What type of depression do I have?

Patient

Q: Hello Doctor.
I'm 14 year old girl and my name is Danielle. I was wondering if I have some sort of depression or mental illness. I have been feeling hopeless and I just hate myself. I have cut my wrist before, but the first time I did it was about 5 months ago and I use a shaver but cut off the end so I get to the blade. I only feel really depressed when I am alone at night. Sometimes if I am really sad at night the next day or few days I am quiet and on the verge of crying. I haven't told anyone about how I feel because I don't want my mom to be worried about me because she has too much on her mind already. My parents are in the middle of getting a divorce right now and it's tough getting through it, but I know I will at some point. I don't understand why I feel so terrible about myself and life. I have thought about killing myself but have never tried. I'm also really sad about my ex boyfriend Keith who I broke up with but I still love him. I don't know why I broke up with him. He always thought I was bipolar because I would love him and then all of a sudden say things like "get away from me" whenever he would try to hug or kiss me. Everyone thinks I am sooo happy and that makes me even more sad because they don't know how I truly feel, but yet I don't want them to know. By the way, I have been feeling depressed ever since my parents started having problems, but I don't really get all that sad about that when I am depressed at night. What do I have??

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