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My mom is depressed - July 12th 2018, 05:46 PM

Iím 16 and I live with my mom and my sister. I donít have a dad.
My mom is sad all the time. I think sheís always had some problems with depression but recently she lost a friend and sheís gotten a lot worse. She says she hates her life and that sheís sick of living like this. She hates our house and our city. She said she likes her job but sheís tired of it.
Besides being sad sheís also angry all the time. Yesterday I left my backpack at the park by accident and she had to drive me back to get it. It was still there and nothing was stolen (I didnít have money in it or anything like that) but she got really mad. She said ďWhy canít you take care of your things, Iím sick of you losing stuffĒ which didnít even make sense because I rarely ever lose things. And also the other day we were going out for dinner and I asked if we could go to a different restaurant than the one she suggested because I donít like that one and she started saying all these things like ďWhy canít you ever compromiseĒ and ďWhy do you have to ruin everyone elseís fun.Ē It actually kind of freaked me out because it didnít seem like her at all.
I donít want to express my feelings to her anymore because she says Iím too sensitive and over dramatic. She keeps making mean jokes about me which she never used to do and when I ask her to stop she tells me to lighten up.
Sheís always sad, angry, or apathetic. Sheís never happy or excited about anything anymore. I feel like sheís not my mom anymore. She told me she knows she has depression but she doesnít want to go to a therapist or a support group. She just started a weight loss program and she says thatís going to make her feel better and I want to believe her but I donít.
I donít know what to do and Iím really scared. I donít think she would ever hurt herself but Iím scared that Iím going to lose her anyway. Iím scared that sheís becoming this new mean, angry person and thatís just who she is now. I miss my old mom and I know thatís kind of selfish because sheís the one whoís struggling with depression, not me, but I canít help it.
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Re: My mom is depressed - July 12th 2018, 10:14 PM

Hello and welcome to teenhelp. We are so glad that you have joined. Thank you so much for telling us about this and what has been going on. You have done a wonderful job telling us about this and also asking for help with this too.

I am so sorry that you are having a hard time with this and I hope that you will be okay soon. Can you try talking with a friend or a friends parents and let them know that you need some help with you're mom. Also you can let them know that you are not sure what to do and she needs help and see what kind of help they can do for you. If it is too much to say that face to face to them you can also try writing a letter and put in it what is happening and at the end of this you can ask them for help.
You can google therapist and ask to talk to someone about you're mom and see if they are able to do a house visit to help you and you're mom. Or if the school is open try going and see if you are able to talk with someone for help, a teacher or a counselor or principal or anybody who is at the school that can try helping you out with this. I hope that you will be okay and you're mom too.
If you want to talk you can always message me. Hugs.

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