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Unhappy Dad thinks suicides a threat - May 5th 2015, 04:15 AM

I've been depressed for a while and just recently broke down in front of my parents. I was crying and started talking about suicide because I didn't have anything to say and I was trying to let the pain out And let them know that I was seriously considering just putting myself out of my misery.

My dad, who thinks everything is about him, claimed I was just using suicide as a "threat" to make him feel bad (like I'd even bother).

I just overheard my parents talking about it behind my back, they don't think I'm serious, they just think I'm doing it/saying it for attention or to get what I want. I don't want to commit suicide just to show them but the anger's builing up, what should I do?
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Re: Dad thinks suicides a threat - May 5th 2015, 04:42 AM

Hello there, my parents reacted the exact same way. You know how real your pain is, don't let them convince you it's not. Also, I understand the incredible frustration. Please don't do anything to harm yourself (to prove a point or not). Find someone who believes you and try to find help elsewhere. I waited almost 13 years to get help because of the way my parents reacted. Try not to wait so long to get help if you can.

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Re: Dad thinks suicides a threat - May 5th 2015, 05:12 AM

I don't think your parents had the right to react like that and I believe that you should talk to someone else that you TRULY believe that may help you even if your parents don't think you are serious because you are.
And don't commit suicide, You ARE worth so fricking much!
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Re: Dad thinks suicides a threat - May 5th 2015, 07:44 PM

Hi there,

I'm sorry that your parents reacted this way. The most important thing is that you know how you are feeling and what is going on in your head in regards to your thoughts. Talking to them again might be beneficial to try and help them understand that you are being genuine and honest. If all fails I suggest you find someone else you can trust such as your GP, teacher, a counselor, etc whom you can talk to about how you are feeling and what you are thinking. Try and not to act on the thoughts especially if it's to prove that something really is wrong to your parents.

I know this is hard but you can do this. So keep on fighting and don't give up. We're always here for you too so don't be alone.


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Re: Dad thinks suicides a threat - May 6th 2015, 11:28 PM

Suicide and depression are unfortunately topics still widely misunderstood by many people. This could be the case with your parents - perhaps they aren't taking your words seriously because they simply don't understand what you are dealing with (not that I'm condoning their reaction, of course).

The worst thing you could do is harm yourself in any way in order to prove a point to them. Nobody is worth that. If you feel your parents aren't capable of giving you the support you need, it may be a good idea to find someone in your life who can. Best wishes.
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