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The good times never last

So, after I told my mom that I have depression and anxiety about certain things I was pretty confused with how I felt about her knowing. I can tell that she told my dad and I get this feeling that they're kind of tip-toeing around me like I'm so fragile I can't even take a joke. That's exactly what I wanted to avoid happening.

Everytime I tell someone about things like this I don't really feel relieved, just tired. I had two great nights where I could just fall asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow, but that's over with now. The two good days I had have now stopped. Today was a silent day where I really don't feel like talking to anyone and even the noise coming from my own mouth hurts my head. Like every single sound is just too much and my head feels clouded. Does anybody else feel like this sometimes or is it just me? Is their a scientific name for it?

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That's one of my worst fears, being treated like I'm fragile. It's going to sound strange but one of my coping mechanisms is making jokes about my mental health. It tends to make people uncomfortable but my family seems to appreciate that it's what makes me feel better about everything. In my humble opinion there's no point in being mentally unstable if you don't at least try to find humor in it. I'm sorry about your family, maybe you should address them head on and tell them what they can do to help you feel better.

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You may want to when your up to it, ask your parents if they want to go to family counseling to find out how to not treat you as 'fragile', and how to work with you and address your stuff in a way that will be supportive and not add to your stress or theirs. They may not know what to do for you and are worried. If they knew how to act or react around you to help you, this would benefit you both.

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I felt like that today I felt angry and clouded and my head was pounding all day but now that the kids are in bed and cried it out a bit and I've been on here i feel a bit better

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