I have OCD and mild depression and anxiety and my parents don't know. I go to a counsellor and so my depression's kind of going away but I don't want it to. Is that weird? I don't know what to do. No one understands what I mean.
I don't want my depression to go away - Mental Health Sup...
Candy, I think your depression has become so familiar to you it is like an old friend, not a nice old friend but one you can count on to always be there. You need something to replace it with and maybe your counselor could help you with that. I see no reason to bring your parents into this as you have done so well on your own. You know no amount of depression is healthy and you are going to have to let go if you want to continue improving. Trust yourself, you are obviously a strong person. I hope you let me know how you get on. Pam
Hi are you still at school or are you working? As long as you are 16 or over your parents don't have to know anything unless you tell them. If you are under 16 then your counsellors can get in touch with your parents anyway.
Get better, let go of your depression and find something much more fun to replace it with. Depression is not good and anyone that can get better should take the opportunity. Have you any hobbies? Groups or social activities you enjoy. If you can get into a group of some sort (sport/art/music/book group the options are endless) then this will replace the regular contact you feel you will miss from seeing your counsellor. You will find there are other things you can get attention for, your strengths rather than your illness. Good luck I hope you enjoy being well.