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How can I get help for depression and tell those I know that I have it if I'm anxious about making them worry?

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Last Updated: 04/23/2018 at 6:12pm
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Surrender
January 11th, 2015 12:25pm
I know this feeling, and I know it can be awful! But I think in this instance, you've got to focus on yourself. I think you've got to sit down with them and tell them honestly how you're feeling. Let them know that you don't want them to worry; they'll probably greatly appreciate the fact that you're worried about them, despite your own problems! They'll probably worry anyway, but that's only because they care about you, and in a way it's good that they worry, because it shows you have their support. Depression is an awful thing to go to, especially alone, and having someone there to support you makes it that much easier for you. It's worth it, I promise. Good luck!
ThePoet
January 22nd, 2015 9:28pm
Realistically, if you truly want to help yourself, you need to push through the anxiety. Telling the ones you love and are close to is the first step to getting help. It will worry them slightly, but as long as you want help and are trying, they will be happier. Being in the dark with it is a lot worse.
Anonymous
April 13th, 2015 7:14am
I feel the exact same way hun. Well, I would tell my parents/gardiens what you are feeling and then if they are unable to help try contacting a therapist or a councillor. :)
waip
May 25th, 2015 4:11am
depression has it symptomes that are noticeable for other people arround you, And surrely after a wile you wont be the only who knows it, so it's better to tell them and benefice from their support, a factor who will help a lot through depression .
RueRose
June 16th, 2015 5:41am
Well how I did it was talking to my schools counselor. She promised not to tell anyone and she didn't. She was extremely nice and understanding about my situation.
caitlin29
October 27th, 2015 10:43pm
Get help by seeing your GP. Maybe let them go with your to see your GP? A letter? Sit down and talk with them? Let them know how you feel and that you are worried.
peacefulSoul47
May 30th, 2016 5:47am
Having a good therapist that you trust and feel like you can speak openly with is important. With them in your support circle, you'll have the trusted reassurance that everyone else around you does not fault you for what you are experiencing. Those who love you only want the best for you. If you had a friend who was going through something difficult alone because that friend didn't want to worry you, what advice would you give your friend?
HopieRemi
July 5th, 2016 8:21am
You can get the help first and not tell them right away. No one has to know you're getting help but it would be nice for you if you had them as your support system. You have to realize that they love you. Depression is a normal thing and it is treatable. Maybe have packets of information so they can better understand what you're telling them so they don't get worried. But the most important thing is that you're getting help.
Anonymous
November 14th, 2017 5:57pm
You dont have to tell anyone anything... it's up to you what you tell a person, and you're free to tell them you have depression, and you're also free to leave it out or undereggagerate it, as i do, to keep my family thinking its less severe than it is.
Anonymous
April 23rd, 2018 6:12pm
There are some circumstances in life people need to deal with head on. The best way to deal with depression and tell those who you love is to just do it.