GraceVictoria

218d

Hi, I’m a 17 year old high school junior. I have had my fair share of psych ward in-counters, making my family only annoyed to be wasting time and “putting me backwards” in my progress of getting better. Recently, I’ve been completely going downhill mentally. I have a controlling and sometimes borderline abusive relationship and i don’t trust my school to help me. I try telling my parents i’m not ok, but they usually brush it off. If I go into detail with my school or my parents they will want to send me to residential. I feel like I have no options. How do I get better on my own?

Depression

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  • Madeline_E_E_A

    218d

    Hey I'm a 16 year old sophomore. Madeline. I'm afraid you can't get better on your own. It's incredibly frustrating I agree. Do you have any friends that you know you can count on? If not I'm always open to talk. Whether it be just listening, giving advice, sharing stories. Whatever you need. It's okay to get help is what I'm trying to say.

    • GraceVictoria

      218d

      Hi! I do have friends, but because my parents are so controlling i cant see anyone during the week, and nobody wants to come to my house. I am happy at school when i’m with them but I always end up alone when i walk into my house.

  • Carolinegaudet

    218d

    Hey Grace. I struggled with the same thing when I was in high school… to the point where I even considered emancipation because my parents were only bringing me down. In terms of getting better on your own, do you see a therapist? I wonder if talking to a therapist could help. There’s also the option for group therapy, which I’ve done before and it really helps. I find that when I’m with a group of people who can relate and empathize with how I’m feeling, it makes it easier because I know I’m not alone. I hope things get better for you! If you need to talk, I’m all ears❤️

    • GraceVictoria

      218d

      Hi! i have a therapist but she is free from the school so she shares everything with my teachers (per my moms request) and my mom doesn’t “believe” group therapy would do anything but make me worse. I am kind of out of options besides my friends i only see at school.

  • Mamma_Maria

    218d

    You can talk to me or anyone…. Talking really helps

  • SaraSmith

    218d

    Hi, I’m a 17 year old junior too! I’m sorry you’re going through this, I’ve gone through similar experiences. It’s hard for parents and people in general to understand what you’re going through if they’ve never experienced it themselves, but that’s no reason to brush you off so I’m sorry you’re not being listened to. I think the best thing would be to get therapy not through your school if possible, so they can help you get through what is going on and help you get out of your toxic relationship. I’ve tried to do the same thing where I try to get better on my own, but it’s so much easier if you can get professionals and friends alike to help you get through this hard time.

  • Plutos

    218d

    I’m 19 and out of high school at this point but i remember feeling the exact same Junior year specifically. I ended up dropping out that year and wish i could say it helped but honestly i regret dropping. Getting better on your own is very hard but possible. I wish i had more answers for you but really all i have to give is support and a listening ear.

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