How do I Tell my Religious Parents I'm Depressed

Re: How do I Tell my Religious Parents I'm Depressed

Postby AbbyArt » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:46 am

I went through the same situation as you, I'm glad I told my parents that I need help. They did do stupid religious things at first but they got me a psychiatrist as their last resort. I'm feeling so much better and it's noticeable. You might go through dumb things but it will be worth it at the end.
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Re: How do I Tell my Religious Parents I'm Depressed

Postby Ellie95 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:38 pm

Nutcase parents you should go to a state school socialise and learn proper scientific facts. If they don't allow that tell then you would call child support, they are not eligible or well educated enough to teach you you should tell them how you feel. They sound proper nutcase
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Re: How do I Tell my Religious Parents I'm Depressed

Postby doggieshe » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:42 am

Ellie95 wrote:Nutcase parents you should go to a state school socialise and learn proper scientific facts. If they don't allow that tell then you would call child support, they are not eligible or well educated enough to teach you you should tell them how you feel. They sound proper nutcase
I get it may parents can be rude at times. But they are not dumb, my dad works like 11 hours a day if not more and my little brother is a handful. They have a lot on their plate, so I'm going to ask you once to not talk shit about my parents again.
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Re: How do I Tell my Religious Parents I'm Depressed

Postby TheresaS » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:14 pm

Many people don't understand that depression can be a physical problem. Like diabetes and high blood pressure depression can be difficult to see. But it can also be as crippling as two broken legs. It's not always something you can think, talk or pray your way out of. Find a professional to talk to. If this is the third time and self-harm is an issue, this is something you shouldn't have to handle on your own. Please let your parents know that what you're going through isn't just carelessness or a lack of Godliness in your life, but something that needs to be approached like you would any physical problem. I've had chronic depression for my whole life, but I finally got proper help when I was 19. It's not my fault. It's nothing to be ashamed of. I'm very lucky to have the support I need. It doesn't go away, but it becomes manageable. I'm happily married and my husband and friends and family love me for who I am and they all know about what happens in my brain now and then. They understand that I have found healthy ways to deal with it, and if I can't face it on my own, I can talk to any of them. Your family loves you. If they don't understand now, they'll get there eventually. Especially if they see you feeling better with professional help.
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Re: How do I Tell my Religious Parents I'm Depressed

Postby Eomma » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:15 pm

Tell someone! Anyone who will listen! My daughter has extreme anxiety and is also homeschooled. I just recently put her in therapy to help with her anxiety and depression. They also changed her anxiety meds and it's helping tremendously. If you're open to it I can get you phone #'s of people you can talk to anonymously if you don't want to give your name or info but talk to someone please!
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Re: How do I Tell my Religious Parents I'm Depressed

Postby Wolf » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:57 am

Bro I've had that problem I told my best friend that and she told me she wasn't my therapist and to leave her alone it made me more depressed a bit later we broke up our friendship and parted ways because I told her she was making me more depressed and I still don't know who to tell cause no one ik cares
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Re: How do I Tell my Religious Parents I'm Depressed

Postby LilMomma87 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:57 am

doggieshe wrote:Ummm, it's kind of hard to express. It's like I just feel empty and then a flood of sadness fills me up and it takes a while to drain out and then the process repeats. Self harm is still an issue, the other day I had to try on swimming suits and I was so scared that my hips were going to show and my mother would see. I almost always have words swimming through my mind though, words like worthless, unloved, useless, fat, ugly, never enough, and attention seeker.
But most of all I'm scared, no actually, I'm terrified that I'll never get better, that I'll never be secure enough to go outside wearing a tank top and shorts and not care what other people think and I'm scared that I'll always be this way.


Hello 👋 I’m a depression survivor. In my early twenties I went through severe depression bouts and attempted suicide 9 times with one nearly succeeding. I’m a Christian and grew up that way. My parents were always talking about “well, you have no reason to be depressed” and other ethical and even religious views on why I SHOULDNT BE depressed. But I still was. As I went day by day trying to just fight it alone I fell further and further into it. If not talked anymore about it with people and it came to the point I was doing harm to myself.

In July 2012 I attempted my final suicide. I saw no reason to keep living, I was alone and felt hollow with deep sadness and suicide seemed the best option to escape it. I OD’d on Tylenol mixed with Hydrocodone...
But a miracle happened. I woke up from my dazed and almost comatose state to find I was in a hospital bed. Surrounded by family and a special friend.

Apparently this special friend had been going home from work and decided to stop by my place and check on me and somehow he felt something wasn’t right and he unlocked the door and found me in the bathroom holding the Tylenol bottle... I can’t tell you how long I’d been in the bathroom but it must have been right after I took the pills because I was still breathing. He rushed me to ER.

All that to say this:

Depression makes you feel hopeless, it makes you feel alone and even really depressed people are outwardly happy... but inside they are suffering. Depression makes talking difficult and makes relationships hard. It’s a disease of the heart that Satan plays with to destroy us from the inside out.
If you are truly depressed then seek your family and friends, yes they may go tell a pastor but THATS OK! Having an army praying for you is much better and safer than standing alone! Pastors are the elders of the church, they are simply people there to guide the flock in the right direction. They are NOT Jesus nor are they God nor are they better or higher in rank than you... they are people too!

The Bible says in James: if there are any sick among you, go to the elders that they may lay hands on you and pray that you may be healed!
It also says that Where Two or more are gathered God is in the midst of them!

Depression is a disease it makes us ill. We must seek healing. If you can’t go to your family then find a friend you can go to! Don’t worry about bringing them down, it may just make them glad you trust them enough to tell them something so personal! But SEEK healing if you are truly depressed! Suicide, self harm and aloofness are NEVER the answer!

May God watch over you!
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