I’m a eleven year old girl with anxiety and depression . My anxiety is more OCD so I obsess over everything . I tried cutting my wrist before , I didn’t mind the pain . I just need someone to tell me how their parents reacted when you told them . I have only told one friend and she dosn’t understand how hard it is . She thinks her life is worse because her parents give 5x more homework to do than mine. Can someone tell me how their parents reacted?
I actually couldn't work up the nerve to tell my parents because I was scared so I told one of my teachers in freshmen year and had her talk to my mom for me. Then when she came home she tried taking to me and asked to see them but when I showed her my arms she didn't really think much of it so I showed her my thighs and she got upset. She started looking for a therapist for me and I changed therapists three times before I found one I liked.
But I ended up going to the hospital three timesfor cutting and suicide and it's really not worth it, there are better ways to cope then cutting, being in hospitals is not fun. So I urge you too please talk to some and get help
I don't really believe that cutting helps. I actually believe that cutting makes things worse. When I told my parents about anxiety and depression they didnt really flip out or anything just asked what I needed and if I needed to see someone I could talk to or if I needed to go to the doctor. Everyone gets anxiety maybe not as bad as others but it is normal. I would honestly advise that you tell your parents in a calm matter make sure they are willing to listen. Im sure they would want to help you. And tell them why you feel that way. I hope this helped a little bit.
Oh wow you're not even a teen! I say just tell it to your parents. Since you're so young, the only thing they can really do is support you and help you out. Cutting doesn't help, it just leaves a nasty scar that you usually regret in the future. I told my mother when I was cutting and she resulted in her taking away my knives and helping keep me stable.
I can't believe you're already experiencing these things. I'm telling you now that it will get better, but the worse is inevitable. There's still much more shit you have to face in the future, given that you are still young. I know it sounds like I'm trying to scare you but I'm just telling you what's bound to happen.
We all know that we are all different and therefore we all react differently. Go try and tell your parents, whenever you're ready. And I didn't tell my parents about my problems or cutting, but they found out and saw my scars. When they did, they treated me with most care. They asked more about me and listened to me now that they were aware. My mom and dad did what they do best, by committing to their role as parents. Maybe the same will happen to you. Good luck.
My mom immediately sat me down and talked with me for an hour or so. We talked about what could we do for help for me. I ended up in counseling for a little while and it really helped. You should really tell your parents, they'll be worried about you. They love you and want the best for you.