Topic of the discussion
Posted on 8/3/20 6:30 AM
Hello everyone! I deal with anxiety and depression. The two can be very difficult to deal with. I am in high school. It is hard trying to enjoy by years being a kid when my anxiety holds me back and my depression can stop me from being happy at Times. And it dosnt help that I can’t talk to anyone about the way I feel, I think I just have to deal with this myself and I shouldn’t tell anyone. But I also don’t have the chance to tell anyone. I have briefly mentioned my anxiety to my parents but my mom claimed I don’t have it. I also said I needed therapy and she said no therapist wants to see a kid and our insurance covers it. But it’s what I need so I feel like I should get it because it has to do with mental health wich is important. Sometimes when I feel down I tell myself I need to feel this way and I deserve it and I shouldn’t get help bc if that. Idk if anyone else feels that way. No one knows I have depression wich I like but I also don’t like because I think to myself how...how does nobody know. Nun of my friends check up on me so they wouldn’t know. And my mom is always on her phone do dosnt even pay attention to notice. It’s hard being a kid and going through this and it Sucks. Thank you for reading!!!
Beginning of the discussion - 8/3/20Dealing with depression on my own https://www.carenity.us/forum/depression/living-with-depression/dealing-with-it-2287
Posted on 8/3/20 4:33 PM
@Evamartin Hello Evamartin, thank you for starting this discussion. I'm sorry to hear you don't feel listened to by your parents. No one deserves to feel depressed. Let me tag some other members who may be able to share their support or advice with you.
Hi everyone, how are you doing? Have you ever felt like you've been left to handle your depression completely on your own? What did you do to cope with it? Do you have any advice for Evamartin?
@Rebecka8005 @NayoriChanUwU @SoapMaven @bummer @Nichole04 @justjayy11 @emily96 @Priscilla34 @Alamb6886 @kenzie_e @lemon_sunflower @SWANK! @BrunoLima @Ciaobella @Noahsgma925 @AlexJane
Posted on 8/3/20 4:38 PM
I can relate to how you feel and I’m 30 years old! A lot of the time I feel completely alone and no one will ever understand my struggles. I feel like when I open up to family or friends they just tell me to “get over it” or they just don’t listen at all. I actually called last week to try to get into therapy...haven’t been in over 10 years and I too suffer from depression. I may not be much help to you by saying all this but I want you to know you’re not alone! I know exactly how you feel. I’m in a lot of ways on the same boat as you!
Posted on 8/3/20 6:18 PM
I’m new to this website and I have decided to join the group chat bc I’m depressed. I don’t want to keep making mistakes and I feel like I do all the time. I just need someone to listen or I can listen to you guys and try to help out
Posted on 8/3/20 6:56 PM
@lemon_sunflower Thank you for responding
Posted on 8/5/20 10:14 AM
@Evamartin Hey buddy I understand what you are going through. I just turned 30 today and I still have feelings similar to yours. I remember in high school I joined the track and later cross country teams. My mother nor father nor brother (no family actually) ever attended any of my meets which made me feel down and alone. Just know this that nothing is wrong with you. The feelings you experience, a lot of us struggle with and go through them as well. At the tip of the iceberg it may appear your mom is ignoring you by being on her phone but you need to think maybe it's work related or another important issue. Which is not to say you are less important. That is quite the opposite. Sometimes when we feel emotions, like you described, the people around us do not notice easily. What I am saying is it may be a good idea to directly let your mother know you are serious about feeling depressed and it is affecting the quality of life you experience.
-Stay strong buddy, Corey
Posted on 8/5/20 5:02 PM
@N_Flames I agree, @Evamartin it sounds like you really need to try to have a real conversation with your mom. Maybe tell her exactly what you wrote to us on here. Tell her that you don't feel like you're important to her and that you feel ignored and explain that you really want and need to see a therapist. I hope she'll listen to you. Let us know if you get to talk to her!
Posted on 8/10/20 6:46 PM
Hey family i always read and follow but i never post but am fighting this alone i have been isolating myself for the past 6 years i went for 4 yrs with out coming outside or dealing with people i dont know what to do and people make it worse so thats why i isolate
Posted on 8/18/20 4:24 PM
Hi I never write anything I only read. I know I'm not alone but in my mind I am completely alone battling a war that i can't win and never will.