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Want to tell my parents...but... - February 21st 2012, 08:37 AM

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So a while ago to get medication since we couldn't get an appointment with a psychiatrist, I was taken to a hospital and put in the psychiatric section so maybe I could get a diagnosis and some medication. The hospital, after talking to me, apparently wanted to admit me because they thought I was possibly suicidal. Well, my parents didn't believe it I don't think- and trust me, with what else happened at the hospital, they had reason not to. Anyways, the hospital didn't admit me. But the thing is, I was suicidal, and I feel that my parents deserve to know. I want to tell them and maybe tell them about thoughts I've been having recently, but I'm scared for two reasons: 1. I don't want to upset them, and 2. I don't want to be sent to a hospital. Any advice?


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Re: Want to tell my parents...but... - February 21st 2012, 11:48 AM

Also, since it's passed, is it even worth telling my parents? I say "it's passed" because, well, I know this may sound weird, but I'm not exactly sure if I'm suicidal now or not- it may just be obsessive thoughts caused by my OCD. It's confusing, really, because I take an antidepressant (and therefore don't feel depressed), so I almost feel like I'm having these thoughts for attention.


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Re: Want to tell my parents...but... - February 21st 2012, 01:54 PM

I think it would be worth it to tell your parents, they might be upset but it's only because they care about you and want to help you! I'm sure they'd rather you tell them than have you have these thoughts consume you. Regardless or not if your suicidal at this point in time, they should know. Maybe explain to them about you told us here about not being sure if your suicidal or not. Either way these thoughts aren't healthy and somebody should be aware!

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Re: Want to tell my parents...but... - February 21st 2012, 03:07 PM

Thank you.


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Re: Want to tell my parents...but... - February 21st 2012, 07:46 PM

What are the things that make you feel like this?
   
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Re: Want to tell my parents...but... - February 21st 2012, 08:51 PM

I honestly don't know. My antidepressants keep me from feeling sad, so I don't get why I feel this way.


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Re: Want to tell my parents...but... - February 21st 2012, 10:28 PM

Hmmm...Well i've heard of cases where antidepressants in young people can sometimes make them feel worse. Maybe thats the problem? I would possibly talk to your doctor about putting you on a different med if you think this one is causing you problems. Also, if you do get to the point of feeling suicidal again, I don't really think you HAVE to go to the hospital, especially not if it scares you. Just ask mom and dad to get you a therapist to talk to once a week and try that.


   
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Re: Want to tell my parents...but... - February 23rd 2012, 08:57 PM

Okay, thanks. That helped! I'll definitely talk to my doctor.


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Re: Want to tell my parents...but... - February 23rd 2012, 11:30 PM

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