Hi, I'm new here. I'm 20 and have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression and panic disorder. Last summer I began to see doctor for my mental health because I didn't want it to control my life. Over the past year there have been ups and downs. In March I was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for suicidal thoughts. When I was released I no longer had those thoughts, to cope I went to both individual and group therapy and took medication. I have seen improvements in my mood and a decrease in the panic attacks. However, since the hospital my parents have become afraid to talk to me; they think I will do something bad. I'm not in that state of mind anymore, I want to live and find happiness. Why can't they see that I have changed? Is there some way to help a parent understand how to deal with someone who has anxiety and depression? I have tried explaining to them what goes on in my head, but it seems like they still don't understand.