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Angry My Dad dont understand. :( - August 3rd 2010, 08:21 PM

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I have written a letter to my dad stating how depressed I feel- He just says ''its part of teenage life, get over the past and move on''. Its not that easy to move on from something that done some damage.

How do I make him see? He dont get it
   
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Re: My Dad dont understand. :( - August 3rd 2010, 09:06 PM

I would suggest maybe asking your dad if you could see a therapist of some sort. Or maybe just go to your school counselor (if that's an option) and discuss what you're feeling. It's easy for adults to dismiss depression as 'just part of growing up', but if you're more specific with your dad, maybe he'll listen. Explain to him that it's more than just normal feelings, and that you'd like to start seeing a therapist.
I hope that helps a little bit.
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Re: My Dad dont understand. :( - August 3rd 2010, 09:09 PM

Have you been certified as depressed by a qualified professional? I don't know your age or location but you should be able to see a doctor in confidence
   
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Re: My Dad dont understand. :( - August 3rd 2010, 10:21 PM

Hello there LoosingHope.

Maybe you could go and see someone else who can offer better support? Such as a GP. They can then refer you to specialist services like a counsellor or therapist if need be.

It could be a better step for you if you can talk out to someone else not in your family. Afterall, some of the time its hard to talk to our nearest and dearests.

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Re: My Dad dont understand. :( - August 4th 2010, 06:26 PM

Hey there,

I think it is great that you wrote a letter to your father. I am sorry that he did not respond in an appropriate way. I know that some things cannot just be forgotten and you cannot just move on from it. It takes a lot of work and a lot of support from those around you. However sometimes the people in our lives cannot understand this.

As much as having your fathers support would help you cannot really force him to see. I know I am kind of having the same issue with my father. The best advice I can give you is to turn to someone else for help. Go to a close family member, a teacher or a counselor at school. I am sure they will try to help you through this.

If you try to fix your dad and try to force him to understand what you are dealing with it might do you more damage then good. Try to let him go and get help from others. With time your dad might come around and if not you will be doing the things you need to improve your life.

Please hang in there and if you need anything feel free to pm me.

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