I don’t want to tell my parents that I’m depressed. Does that make me a horrible person?

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Last Updated: 06/17/2019 at 11:13pm
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March 6th, 2018 7:16am
Of course it does not make you a horrible person to want to share your feelings with your parents. It is very difficult for any person to express their true thoughts and feelings with others. So just the action of recognizing your depression, is a wonderful first step to wellness :) I hope it goes well! Good luck.
March 27th, 2018 6:20am
Sometimes its essential not sharing our depression with anyone as it may make things worst. But when someone has a very supported family s one should never hesitate to share it with your loved ones.
June 25th, 2018 10:09am
It doesn't make you a horrible person. It means that you are selfless and that you don't want to worry them. But it's recommended to talk and share your feelings with your parents because that is the first step on the path to getting better, family support plays a huge part in that long walk.
July 24th, 2018 12:43pm
Of course not. Your parents will love you no matter what. Ask in for help is the best thing you can do.
October 16th, 2018 9:46pm
Not telling your parents that you are depressed does not make you a horrible person! It’s difficult to admit to yourself and especially to the people who you love and love you. Honesty is the best policy though and suffering alone in silence can and often does make things worse. You need support and understanding from the important people in your life. Often, your parents would much rather know from you. In fact, they know you...which means they might suspect that something is different. They’d be grateful for the trust you have in confiding in them and you may gain support through this challenging illness that shouldn’t be faced alone.
June 17th, 2019 11:13pm
Nobody wants to admit they are depressed. In these days, depression is seen as an unequivocal weakness, and no one wants to seem weak. However, this stigma surrounding depression and mental illness in general is circular in its toxicity. Opening up is one of the best ways to cope. However, this does not mean that when one does not open up, they are not trying to make things better. If you don't want to tell someone, that's a personal decision, that only you can ever feel comfortable making. Never feel pressured, because it is your right to decide what you are comfortable sharing. No one, not even one's parents, is entitled to know anything personal about anyone, no matter what one or others may think.