Having Trouble Opening Up To My ParentsFamilyHaving Trouble Opening Up To My Parents<div class="ExternalClass0F3D6351D1FD47AF8730BC0F35DF9862"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">I’m having trouble opening up to my parents or guardians about how I’m feeling. To be honest I don't know why, they would most likely understand since they’ve helped me out of other rough patches in my life. Lately, it seems my depression is getting worse as I’ve hit a rough patch in college and it made me rethink on a lot of people, or older folk either from a past job or even school who told me I would never amount to anything, despite how hard I tried in that situation to do my best. And I’ve never been able to look at myself as someone successful and often I don’t think highly myself in any situation, despite being very talented in things like art or music. I feel helpless as I desperately want to tell anyone what I’m feeling but I’m also deathly afraid at the same time.  </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass88FE9CE87CA6436FAE7DB125EC1E3D6A"><p>It sounds like you have been struggling with something and your mind got the best of you. You want to open up to your parents/guardians, but it sounds like you are hesitant. It also sounds like you've worked it out in your head knowing they've helped you before and it sounds like they've been supportive in the past. What is holding you back?<br></p><p>You are going to be introduced to a lot of people in your life that will try to keep you down or knock you down. They are everywhere in the world. People that have told you that you won't amount to anything, don't know your future. They don't know what you are capable of. Don't let their words get to you or knock you down.  <br></p><p>Depression can make you feel less than. It makes you think about all the negative things people have said in the past and it can cause you to dig into a deeper, darker hole. Combat all of that with the positive that you know and that people have said about you. Try this tip to <a href="/Pages/Whats-Your-Purpose.aspx">Find Your Purpose</a>.<br></p><p>​Please know that you can reach out to us anytime. We are always here for you.<br></p><p>Take care, </p><p>Naina, counselor<br></p></div>21

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