How do I tell my mom I think I have depression
This can be a bit of a tricky one as it depends on your parents. If they seem supportive and maybe knowledgeable (or at least aware) sit your Mum down somewhere quiet (don't pick a moment where she's distracted like driving or cooking) and just say it. It's difficult to get the words out but it's the best way to make your point heard. Then explain how you know you have depression and most importantly how SHE can help you to get through it. Let her know what you want out of letting her know!!
If you can't get it out in words, leave her a letter or a sticky note or an email or even a text. Be prepared for a DISCUSSION after though.
If you're parents aren't supportive, try and find another adult to talk to. Teachers are a great resource especially if you don't want to tell your Mum directly, they can be a bridge between your mum and your feelings! If you're over 16 (in the UK) you can go to your GP and they can't let your parents know - just make sure you're able to get out for counselling etc if you choose this option.
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