See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

Neptune_64

600d

I've been pretty depressed all day, so I haven't got a lot done. I have a presentation for school tomorrow that I haven't started yet. my mom was supposed to help me with it today but she was gone or busy most of the day and didn't have time to I expressed to her multiple times that I was feeling depressed and that I was really struggling with doing my work, and her only response was reminding me that I need to get it done I don't know how to explain to her that my depression is a real thing that effects my everyday life and not just that I'm sad every so often. it feels like nothing has changed since I've goten diagnosed and it's like she thinks I'm only depressed on paper and that it doesn't still effect me.

Top reply
    • Neptune_64

      600d

      @lazydaisy ❤️

    • KingXno

      599d

      I’m so sorry, if your mom isn’t listening, I don’t you reach out to others. Like a teacher or friends? I believe people get in their best mindset when their happy. Start off by trying to do something that will make you feel happy and see how you feel then. Meditation can also be very useful, from time to time I would select a guided meditation video, lay down, and close my eyes. Once it would be over, I would feel in a way, refreshed.

    • lazydaisy

      600d

      So sorry to hear that. I struggle with this with my family too. I think thankfully our generation is way more alert on mental health but our parents / previous generations were not taught this way. They were shamed or embarrassed and not encouraged to seek help. So i think its hard for them to understand us sometimes. But remember its coming from a good place and a place of love and there is still time to get them to understand, maybe when you both have more free time. ❤️ 🙏

      • Neptune_64

        600d

        @lazydaisy ❤️

    • dandelion_flower

      600d

      Ugh. That sucks. I'm sorry, I know how frustrated and sad you must feel. My only advice is to try and get started on the project anyways, even with no motivation. Drink some water, do whatever you're capable of doing for yourself at the moment. Taking a shower, changing, going to bed an hour early or late. Celebrate small things like that, that are a huge accomplishment for you, (if they are). If you can, you can try reaching out to someone for help on the project other than your mom. Or ask her again. Or, try getting started on it by yourself. Some parents just won't get it. If you want to, you can sit her down and straight up tell her you have depression and it's hurting you more than she thinks. If no method is working, she just won't understand and that's that. It sucks, but if you've tried everything, there's not much more you can do. I'm always here for support if you need it ❤️

      • Neptune_64

        600d

        @dandelion_flower ❤️ thank you. I did end up starting the project today (just a bit)

        • KingKoopa85

          600d

          @Neptune_64 awesome!

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion