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Talking to My Parents - February 19th 2013, 04:16 PM

So lately I've been wondering if I might be depressed. I've read up on it on a few different medical sites and almost all, if not all, the symptoms match how I feel. I've thought about talking to my parents about it and almost told my mom, but in the end I didn't. And it's getting serious because I'm starting to think about suicide more and more often, I don't think I could ever do it but it's kinda scary that I'm even thinking about it as an option. I have told a couple friends about my possible depression, but no one about the suicidal thoughts, I just don't know how they will take it.

I'm tired of feeling this way but I can't seem to get myself to tell them, and since I'm homeschooled I have no guidance councilor to talk to and I don't go to the doctor often so I can't go to my doctor. I've thought about maybe writing them a letter to tell them about it, but I can't seem to get myself to do that either.
   
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Re: Talking to My Parents - February 19th 2013, 04:24 PM

Hi Alyssa,
I know that the thought of telling your parents is very scary, but I think that letting them know would be a great step towards getting help for it. You could show your parents this post that you've done, that way you've already written it out, then you just have to hand it to them, or even just leave it somewhere they will find it? They may even be aware that something is bothering you already.
I hope you feel able to get help for this, as it can be very scary and i don't want you to feel like you haven't got sufficient support.
If you ever want someone to talk to about this, or anything at all you can give me a shout through vm or pm.
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Re: Talking to My Parents - February 20th 2013, 05:25 AM

Hi, Alyssa

I'm sorry about how you've been feeling. I just have to say that I'm really proud of you for wanting to tell someone and trying to. It's a very hard and difficult, but brave thing to do. Wanting to tell someone is great, I'm sure your mom could definitely talk to you and help you through what you're feeling. She's your mother and she's always there for you.

I think you should text/E-Mail her if that's possible? So you can't undo it after you send it. Or write a note explaining how you're feeling and leave it, just walk away and remind yourself how strong you're being right now.

Keep us posted? Oh and you can also chat with me if you want! I can listen. Good luck. c:

Stay Strong <3
   
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Re: Talking to My Parents - February 20th 2013, 03:37 PM

Hey there,

I like Christabel's idea of doing this in the form of an email or a text message. At least that way, you would be able to plan out what you want to say before you say it and then you can't take it back, since it is already sent. What you would do is explain the situation to them in this email or text message just like you would if you told them in person, and then send it. It is important to be honest with them, but yet telling in the form of an email or a text message will allow you to say it without nerves or interruptions getting in the way.

If you do end up writing the note, though, or even just a text or email, just take a deep breath and imagine the end result. The end result would be you getting the help you would deserve and slowly working on getting happy and back on track.

Or, one thing you can do is start by telling a guidance counselor or trusted teacher first, and then all of you can sit down together with your parents and talk about it.

You should be really proud of yourself for wanting to tell your parents about this. It takes a lot of courage to do this, and it is a great accomplishment. I hope that everything goes well!

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Re: Talking to My Parents - February 22nd 2013, 02:28 AM

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So lately I've been wondering if I might be depressed. I've read up on it on a few different medical sites and almost all, if not all, the symptoms match how I feel. I've thought about talking to my parents about it and almost told my mom, but in the end I didn't. And it's getting serious because I'm starting to think about suicide more and more often, I don't think I could ever do it but it's kinda scary that I'm even thinking about it as an option. I have told a couple friends about my possible depression, but no one about the suicidal thoughts, I just don't know how they will take it.

I'm tired of feeling this way but I can't seem to get myself to tell them, and since I'm homeschooled I have no guidance councilor to talk to and I don't go to the doctor often so I can't go to my doctor. I've thought about maybe writing them a letter to tell them about it, but I can't seem to get myself to do that either.
i completely know how you feel, im homeschooled too so no school counselor here. ive been thinking about if i should tell my mom i need a counselor but i dont know how she will take it. she will probably keep asking me why and what makes me depressed and im not comfortable with talking to her about it. for now ive decided to just talk on here. if yourcomfortable with talking to your mom i would suggest it, if not feel free to pm me, id love to talk and help you out
   
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