All I can say to you is that the best way to approach your family is to be straight forward. Talk to them. Don't hold back. If you're afraid and you feel that you need help, parents can provide a different angle to these feelings. They were young once too and therefore might even know what you're going through. If that is not the case, please consider talking to them anyway. I still deal with depression to this day. And I found counselling to be even more uncomfortable than talking to my parents. I was always afraid the person listening would judge me for my feelings. Your parents wont ever. They'll listen, trust me. Most of the time they do. Mine did. And because of that, we're very close.I suggest if you have anything written down, like a diary or as cliche as it sounds even poetry or your own written lyrics. Maybe even just random vents. Because a lot of the time, when you approach your parents, you forget all your words because it can seem really frustrating to talk to them. Showing them what you've written down in private can be very helpful. And they'll do what they can to help.Best wishes, anonymous.Sincerely, lissa
Lissa has great advice. Also going to add have you talked to your school counselor about it? They are trained professionals and would definitely be very understanding and non-judgemental, and they might be better able to talk to your parents if that's needed. Hope everything goes well!