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How do I tell people.. - June 11th 2011, 06:10 AM

How do I tell people about my depression and suicide thoughts?

The only person I have ever told is my friend, and that was a year ago after I told her I hurt myself once, and never did again, which was all lies. Besides that, I've wrote on one blog about it and had to delete it the second it was posted.

I feel like I need to open up.

I have told my mother about one of my friends attempting suicide, which she felt so bad for my friend. I just do not have the heart to tell her about my late night insomniac thoughts about ending my life, or when I sit alone in my room on weekends thinking about life without me.
I tried talking to my friend who cuts herself all the time about how I've been feeling for the past year, but she thinks I'm asking her to make fun of her, which I definitely am not.
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Re: How do I tell people.. - June 11th 2011, 06:17 AM

ok well first off its great that you wanna share this with ppl and get help! posting here is a great first step. Good job Now as for telling your mom i would say just sit her down and tell her exactly how you feel. My friend use to play a game with me cuz i was so quiet where she wouldnt talk for 5 minutes and i could say anything during that time. she couldnt respond or react till the time was up. maybe get ur mom to agree to those terms? or if all else fails write a letter... you cant mess up what you want to convey to her if it is written down..and it may make things less akward then saying it to her. Best of luck

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Re: How do I tell people.. - June 11th 2011, 03:15 PM

It's great to hear that you're ready to open up to people about your thoughts. I know it's a hard step to take, but it's so important. I second the idea of letter writing. That's actually how I told my parents about my self-harm and depression and about how I wanted to go to a counselor. It worked in my case and I know it's helped others, too. Maybe you could start there. Make sure if you write a letter, that you make it known what you need. If you don't express what you need out of this, you're just leaving the recipient with a letter and a thousand thoughts to go along with it. If it'd be easier for them to bring it up to you and start a conversation, state that in the letter. If you don't want to talk about it in person right away, put that in the letter. If you need to talk about any of this, feel free to PM me. Good luck with this!

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