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How Do I Tell Someone? - July 11th 2011, 03:39 AM

I desperately need to confess to someone I know about the state of my mental health. It feels like someone is sitting on my chest. I have been planning suicide the past few days. I need help soon...I know I do. Otherwise I'll end up doing it. I am not very close to anyone in my life. I need to tell my mom. She's the only person I can. But I know how it will go. How am I supposed to tell a mother that her child wants to take their own life? As much as I hate her, I can't put her through that. I know I will cry, I know she will, and it will be the worst feeling in the world. The past few days I have been trying to psyche myself in to it. I keep bringing up how depressed I've been, but my voice trembles and I can't tell her I want to die. I can't even freaking tell her that I need a tutor for school because of how embarrassed I am, how am I supposed to do that? I don't know what to do . I'm 18, I shouldn't feel this helpless.
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Re: How Do I Tell Someone? - July 11th 2011, 03:44 AM

You are NOT helpless,, you just feel like it.
Everyone does at some points in their life,
just remember that even though your down now, things will get better; they always do.
Talk to a counsler, make sure you tell somebody. It'd lift a lot of weight off your chest!
You'll get through this, just keep your head held high, and believe that you have greeat things coming for you. God has a plan. <3


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Re: How Do I Tell Someone? - July 11th 2011, 04:08 AM

Hi love, things will get better!
After one of my particularly bad days, I just broke down and told my mom "I need to see a counselor." You don't have to tell her that you are suicidal yet, just tell her you've been feeling depressed and you want to get professional help. Work it out with her and set up an appointment with your doctor. This is something you will need to go through together, with each others support.
Hope all goes well!(=
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Re: How Do I Tell Someone? - July 11th 2011, 04:28 AM

I'm so sorry to hear you're having to go through this, but please know you aren't helpless. I know how hard it can be to try and get the nerve to let someone in on this information. I just recently told my parents about just how bad I was doing. I knew I wouldn't be able to get the nerve up to tell them face to face, so I wrote them a letter. Maybe that would help you with telling your mom. And please don't feel embarrassed about the situation. It's nothing to feel embarrassed about. If you need anything at all, don't hesitate to PM me.

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Re: How Do I Tell Someone? - July 11th 2011, 04:41 AM

My dear. You are far from helpless. You are obviously a very string person. You don't want to hurt you mom, I can see. It would hurt her worse If you took your life my friend. If you want to get better I would just tell her that you want to talk to someone like a professional and that you are embarrassed but think you need help. You do not have to tell her everything right away. I personally wrote my own mom a note. After she read it I felt like I could talk a little with her more easily. Being embarrassed is perfectly normal. You can beat this. I know you can and Believe you can. Please Pm me if you ever need to talk.
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