TW: brief mention of SH
So my mental health has really been taking a turn for the worse these past few months and I'm not sure what to do. I really want therapy but find it really difficult to talk about mental health with them. My mother said she would look into getting me therapy but it's been over a month and she hasn't brought it up again so I think she thinks I'm better or something. I'm fairly certain I have depression and possibly some other issues.
Right now I don't harm myself but I'm really worried that it's just gonna get worse and worse that that I might start eventually. I don't even really feel like I can always talk to my friends about it because most of them are struggling even more than I am.
I know that I need help but I also invalidate myself a lot and I'm really scared.
Thanks so much for the advice! She actually did end up following up eventually and I've started therapy. Obviously things aren't all better but * knock on wood * things are moving in the right direction.
Hi, I'm really sorry to hear this. I think it's likely that your mum hasn't followed up because she feels that this is something that's temporary or will go away soon when it clearly, based off your description, is not going to. But the fact that she did say that she would look into therapy must mean that she understands mental health and the seriousness of it, right? I think you should talk to her about it again, even just to remind her about the conversation. I understand that this is easier said then done and I'm sorry if this comment doesn't help. Please update us. We care ❤
hi friend! i know i'm a little late, but i wanted to respond anyway. i have also really struggled with borderline SH and invalidating myself, especially in relation to my friends. if you feel comfy, i'm happy to chat with you (i have an embarrassing amount of experience with this.) let me know if you wanna chat :)