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Question major thinking - November 9th 2010, 06:51 PM

i've been thinking a lot lately. i have two different friends trying to talk to me about doing the complete opposite of the other. one is telling me to come out to my parents about being pansexual and transgender, the other is telling me to wait until i move out, but to also tell my mom i need to see a therapist. my friend, let's called her N, talked to me and told me that if i told my mom i am depressed and that i want to see a therapist, i could actually get help. N told me it is ok to take anti-depressants and that they don't change who you are. she left me to think about that over night. i've had thought a lot about it before i fell asleep adn i think that it might help a lot. i've been depressed since i was 10 years old, some days worse then others, but it came down to the fact that i have never been happy. i want to tell my mom this but i am afraid of how she will take it. i guess what i am asking is, how do i talk to my mom about this without upsetting her? how do i tell her i want to see a therapist?


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Re: major thinking - November 10th 2010, 10:00 PM

Hey there,

It can be really hard to open up to a parent about the fact that we need therapy but like your friend N I believe it could be really beneficial. There are a number of ways in which you can open up to your mom about getting help.

Firstly, you could just sit her down and explain that you are really struggling and you think seeing a therapist would be beneficial. Secondly, you could have a friend come along to provide you with support and talk to your mom about what is going on. Thirdly, you could write your mom a letter explaining what you are dealing with and that you need help to overcome it.

While these things will be hard to do in the end they could result in you getting into therapy which could be really beneficial.

I hope this helped and if you need anything please feel free to pm me.

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