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I want to go back on depression medicine or I'm going to break down this summer. I want to go back and see my therapist but neither one of my parents want to put effort into it. My dad says he'll think about it, but he told me that months ago. My mom thinks I should tell her my problems and I just can't. She can't help this. I really need medicine to calm my nerves and make me happier and I'm getting mad at my parents not helping!!! I've talked nicely to them and they won't do it!!! Help me!!!
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i've been in a similar situation before, i'm sorry your parents don't think you need help right now.

whatever you do, please don't do anything drastic and attention getting that will hurt yourself just to make them take you seriously.

try sitting them down and telling them that you need help. i know it might be hard, or uncomfortable, but it sounds like you'll really need to make it clear to them what you're feeling right now. try explaining to them what's going on in your head right now and what you think will happen if you don't get the help you need.

i'm not sure what your relationship with your parents is like, so i'll speak from my own experiance. i'm a quiet person, i don't share every single feeling i have with whoever is around me. for some reason, this has manifested strongly in the way i relate to my parents. i used to never tell them anything about what was going on in my head. looking back, i realize that if i had gotten over that they probably could have given me a lot more help than they did. so, sometimes its hard to talk to parents about personal things, but think about what will happen if they don't get that you need help. its probably worth feeling a little uncomfortable and making yourself confide in them.

good luck!

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I'm sorry your parents aren't being supportive of your need for therapy [Frown]

Joyfulgirl has some really good advice above.

As well, i think you need to start seeking our some therapy on your own. I found a link for the Mental Health Assoc of Northern KY. It is located in Covington and their number is (859) 431 1077. Their website is It would be a good idea to give them a call and see what services they can offer for you. It looks like they have a support group that could be of some use to you.

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Also, when I was younger and wanted to seek therapy for myself, and also not having supportive parents, I went to my school counselor.

He provided me with a counseling service that went by your income, and if you are under the age of 18, your services were free of charges.

It was confidential, and you didn't need a parent to sign.

I'm not sure if your community offers anything like this, but if you go to your school counselor he/she may be able to guide you in the right direction.

Good luck [Smile]

And I say thank you for the scars
And the guilt and the pain
Every tear I've never cried
Has sealed your fate.
Did you take me for a fool
or were you just too blind to see
that every effort made has failed
and there is no destroying me?

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