How do I tell my parents that I feel depressed??
Last Updated: 12/12/2018 at 09:19PM
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Sep 22nd, 2018 09:19AM
Glenn Cajetan Nunes
Feeling depressed and not doing anything about it - is a step taken in the negative direction. To head in the positive direction, you need to:- 1. identify what is making you feel depressed; 2. start taking positive steps towards feeling good about yourself; or 3. if issues need to be resolved - taking positive steps towards resolving them. Sometimes it is not easy addressing a depressed feeling all by yourself, it helps speaking to a counsellor. He/she will help you identify the issues at hand and guide you to take positive action. Admitting that you feel depressed and wanting to do something about it - is a very positive step. If you feel comfortable talking to your parents then do so, if not try speaking to a counsellor. It can only help.
Sep 22nd, 2018 07:22PM
Well people think it's bad to be depressed or being in depression may lead to mental illness but that is not true. Slowly and steadily people are getting aware of depression. First of all you need to know what are the things that make you depressed and why. Second, you need to see how often that happens with you because you just can't be depressed over something that has happened just once. Third, you need to help yourself to deal with whatever is making you depressed. After you have figured it out, only then will you be able to communicate and explain your parents about it. It's always better to speak to a counselor first and we at Rich Psych are here to help you out. We both can work things out together and help you to not feel depressed in future.
Sep 27th, 2018 05:31PM
Hey dear, acknowledgement is the first step towards positive change, and you have already taken that step; now next is to start working on your issues; and one of the best way is to talk about it with someone you trust and who knows you better than your own parents; just walk up to them and tell them how you feel, tell them everything you are going through.
Dec 12th, 2018 09:19PM
Culturally, talking about emotions can be difficult. You need to talk to the parent you feel closer to, one you feel is more supportive. Usually when you talk about emotions, it can be difficult for the one hearing it and the response you get can make it more difficult for you to ever speak out again. Sometimes our parents are part of the reasons why we feel stuck, and this can make them feel a failure or to blame. I would advise you talk to a professional before addressing whatever issues with parents.