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Theora21
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Recently I've been dealing with a lot of thoughts in my head, dealing with the fact that there are days when I can't relate wih my friends at ALL (cuz i think they're immature) to my sexuality to school and to my religion. I'd tell my mom all this, but after I get upset about something, i literally think "I'm making this such a big deal." I really do want help but I'm scared that the moment I tell someone, I'll just end up bursting into tears. I'd tell my mom, but we're not really close when it comes to stuff like this. Plus how do you tell your mom that you need mental help? I don't want to hurt her or anyone else [Frown] . Any advise guys?
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Heather
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You know, it would be okay to burst into tears when you disclose anything that makes you feel that way to someone safe, be that a therapist or someone who cares about you.

I'd not say something needs to "be a big deal" to seek out therapy. All we really need to know about making that choice is that we want or need help with something emotional. Seriously, that's it. It could be about something huge, but it could also be about something that doesn't seem big at all, but feels big to us. There's no criteria like that about who deserves therapy or anything: it's just something we can seek out when we feel like it might or will help us.

So, am I understanding that what you want to do is tell your Mom you'd like some counseling? Or are you saying you'd like to be able to talk to your Mom about what you're going through? Or both?

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