I have anxiety and depression and I really want to get help and get better but I just can’t work up the courage to tell my parents. I’m worried how they’ll take it. I’m scared my dad won’t care. He understands if you have a fever or a broken leg but he doesn’t understand mental illnesses. And I don’t think I could take it if I told him about my problems and he didn’t think it’s a big deal. That might be the last straw for me because I love my dad so much and I respect him a lot and if he didn’t care about my mental health I’m scared of how much that’ll affect me. I’m scared my mom will look at me differently and treat me differently. I just want them to know about my issues, care about them and understand when I need to take care of myself but not have our relationship changed.
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