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I don't know how and when to tell them. I want to get professional help, and treatment. It's all so much at once, and extremely hard for me. So, how will I do this?
MrSandvich MrSandvich 18-21, M 18 Answers Dec 9, 2012 in Depression

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Please, please talk to your parents right now. If you're not ready to take that step, then please call the Kids Help Line or Crisis line right now (for kids or teens). They are caring, non-judgemental people who will listen to you. They will also be anomymous if you wish or will speak to your parents directly ~ with your permission.<br />
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If you live in the USA, here are some numbers to call. <br />
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Boys Town 1-800-448-3000 <br />
http://www.boystown.org/locations<br />
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Covenant House 1-800-999-9999 (for all children, not just homeless teens)<br />
http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-youth-programs/nineline<br />
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1-800-668-6868 in Canada<br />
http://kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/home.aspx<br />
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Know that you are on the right path to reaching out for help. We are thinking about you.<br />
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~Bluebirds

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You could go talk to a counselor about it before telling your parents. Your school probably has at least one.

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Yeah, my school has one. That might actually be a good idea to go to her first. Thanks for the advise!

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My thoughts too. It can help you gain some perspective, and there may be ways of lightening the pressure you feel at school.

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This is interesting. I remember when I wanted to say something about it but I couldn't. I ended up telling my doctor about it first, and the doctor told my mom. It was an easy way of me telling her but not telling her. <br />
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A lot of problems stemmed from that, but I can't help but feel like that was the right way to go. How do you feel you should tell them?

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I would go with talking to others rather than telling the rents yet. Try to focus on getting better, unless you feel the rents will make your situation better. It seems you have some real good friends here and some good advise....were listening, stay strong xx

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I would say find the school counsellor and get it all out with them, then involve your parents and I say that as a parent myself. Teenage angst is common, had it myself not to down play it, but talking it over with a professional may very well put it into prospective for you. Wishing you well and happier days.

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my man,stress of school???? you aint seen nothin yet,stress of school is a joke you need to get a grip on your self cause when the stress of life hits you you aint gonna know which way to turn.

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Exactly, this is why I need help. I want to prevent myself from hurting myself anymore. The problem is that over the years I've developed a major depression. It has lasted three years now. There's plenty of problems I can name as cause.

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even if you cant get thru to parents there must be something thru school or state you can get assist.from

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Pick the parent that you feel more comfortable about opening up to and pull that one to the side and express your feelings and everything. You will be okay

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You are already doing the right thing by asking for help even here. I agree with AnneQuest about sharing your depression with your parents then letting your counselor help you tell your parents about the suicide attempts. If your are feeling in crisis now, then go ahead and tell your parents tonight. There is no reason to struggle with those feelings alone. I know, I've been there and it's extreem. Good for you for loving yourself enough to seek help.

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just come right out and tell them, they probably just want to help you out

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Set aside some private time with your parents and be very honest with them. School certainly can be a challenging and stressful time but you can overcome these stressors with help and assistance from loved ones. Start with your parents and then seek help from your school teachers / counselors. <br />
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Please remember to take good care of your health and self too! Eat healthy and exercise, find something you are passionate about stick with a routine. <br />
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Hope this helps!

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You know, I have two answers.<br />
I recommend in all seriousness that you choose a time when things are calm and no other dramas or stresses are taking place, and there is plenty of time to deal with it and everyone's in a generally good mood. Then simply bring it up calmly, and let them know where you are and that you need help. I'm sure your parents love you very much and once they manage to get over the shock of the news will do what they can to help you work it out, especially if you tell them that you already realize how you need this sort of help. You need to pick a calm situation with plenty of time to work with, and trust them to be your parents the way you need them to be.<br />
But a funny answer struck me too, I hope you don't mind... this is just for a laugh: blurt it out suddenly during dinner while someone is drinking milk!

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Tell them you need to talk to them, set a time, perhaps over a meal..and just talk. They are your parents, they love you. Tell them you realise the stress is overwhelming and you would like to get a handle on it. It is very mature of you to want to do so. They should see that. Be calm. They will understand.

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