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I am depressed and suicidal, how do I get help if my parents say I'm "..fine."?

3 Answers
Last Updated: 06/01/2021 at 4:52am
1 Tip to Feel Better
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Lisa Groesz, PhD


With evidenced based therapies, we find the root of the problem together to implement solutions. We all face crises, transitions, or disorders at some time.

Top Rated Answers
November 11th, 2019 10:45pm
I am sorry that your parents are not supportive of how much your mental illness is affecting you and I am so proud of you for perusing treatment on your own, which shows a lot of strength. You are worthy of support and care even though they are painfully invalidating you. Can you talk to your doctor or someone at school about how your depression and suicidal thoughts are impacting you? You can always to the self-help guides here and reach out to a listener if you need support. Even when these things are overwhelming you are not alone.
March 3rd, 2020 2:53am
Try explaining to your parents how you feel fully. Perhaps if you go to a school then try going to your school councilor and explain to them the way you are feeling, as they are legally obligated to do the best they can to help others especially their students. If you want to try calling the suicide hotline if you are looking for support in that immediate moment. Your life is worth living, and that you should always remember. Your parents may be in denial because they don't want to think that their amazing child could feel these feelings, but it is perfectly okay to feel these, and its amazing to reach out for help. Remember, you are loved
June 1st, 2021 4:52am
Trust your friends, they can help you. Also make sure you are taking care of yourself. I won't tell you to be happy, because that might not seem possible now. Do your own research and somehow get your parents to listen to you. You are a great person, I know you are. Just take it one day at a time. Maybe somehow convince your parents to take you to see a therapist, just to try it out. Then the therapist might be able to convince your parents that you do need help. Either way, if you ever need to talk with someone about how you're feeling, I'm here and will gladly listen and try to help you. Have an amazing day!!