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How should I approach my mom about my chronic depression? - August 5th 2010, 02:55 AM

I'm really not sure how to tell my mom that I think I have chronic depression... I want to, but I have no idea how to. How should I start the conversation? And at what moment?? I don't want to make it sound stupid.
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Re: How should I approach my mom about my chronic depression? - August 5th 2010, 03:34 PM

Firstly, it isn't stupid, so it wont sound stupid.
Secondly, I think the best method of doing this is being somewhere private where you and your mum can talk, and just saying to her that you need a chat. I can't really suggest how to start the conversation, but asking her for help then saying you think you might have a problem seems like the best way. Don't just spring it on her at a random occasion - make sure you've both got the time to talk.

And remember, this is your mum - she isn't going to laugh or tell you it's stupid, it's more than likely that she might be a bit upset 'cause she'll be worried about you, but she's on your side, so don't worry about it. Things like depression are always easier to cope with when you have people to talk about it to.

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Re: How should I approach my mom about my chronic depression? - August 5th 2010, 04:08 PM

Hey. It's really good that you want to talk to your mom about your depression! Jo gave some good advice. You can also look at this thread, as I've written some advice on how to bring up things like this. Good luck!

http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f18-f...sitive-topics/


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