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How do I tell my parents about my anxiety so they can fully understand :(

Hey everybody, I just really need help on how to tell my parents I might need professional help for my anxiety. I’ve been to numerous emergency rooms over the past 5 months only for the results to come back that I’m fine. That pain won’t ever go away and I’ve told my parents about these problems, my mom is such a understanding person but at the same time how can she relate to everything I’m saying if she has never experienced had the sh*t I’m going through. I just want it all to end I’m tired of thinking one of these days will be my last. I’ve tried one therapist and it really didn’t seem like it was working. I’m trying to keep these emotions to myself but it seems like I’m going to explode!

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Mell426, as much as family may love you, it is very difficult for anyone to truly

understand what you are going through unless they have experienced it themselves.

However, bringing a family member to your doctor or therapist appointment can

help them understand what you are feeling and going through. Coming from a

professional, they are more likely to believe what you are saying is true.

It's not good to hold in your emotions. You need to be able to talk with someone

who cares and understands as well as have support around you. We are always

here to listen and let you know you are not alone. xx

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Your parents love you and want to see you thrive! With that being said I would just be honest with them. Like Agora said you shouldn’t feel like you have to keep all your emotions bottled up inside.

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Thank you so much you guys, I’ll just release truly how I feel and see how it goes :)

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Sit them down and explain to them they are not goin to judge you because they love you. It's nothing wrong with seeking professional help. I recently found out that I have anxiety and my mother was with me even though she don't deal with it. She explained to me im still.normal. but don't let it get you to a place where it want make u explode fight it keep your head up and give it God because he's not going put more on you than you can bare. It's easier said than done but fight. You are not along

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Hi Mell, one thing I would suggest is to try looking for another therapist while you're trying to get your family onboard. Try to find one who specializes in treating anxiety disorder. You'll make a lot more progress with them rather than working with a general therapist. Try doing some research online of anxiety treatment specialists or centers in your area and see if you can find one that seems like a fit for you.

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Hello Mell426•.

I know it can be difficult sometimes for people to relate with you when they haven’t been through your challenge. We sometimes hope that they will try and understand but it doesn’t always happen the way we expect. It may take them sometime for them to figure this out. But since you don’t have all the time in the world, Sit down with your parents and try to explain how you feel and let them know you need help. Hopefully they will understand you. I suggest you also talk to your doctor to see what resources they have for you in your area. There is this article (https://list.ly/list/1CE4-looking-up-from-the-stubborn-darkness ) I read about understanding depression on this website. You can read and show it to your parent and see if that will help. Will be praying with you that God touch the heart of your parent to understand your challenge. In case you need any help so send me a chat and get back to you as soon as I can.

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Thank you so much ollyvie I really needed this encouragement. God bless you!

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You are welcome dear. let me know if there is any thing I can do.

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