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Unread 01-28-2013, 03:48 PM   #63676
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There are 17 days until Katsucon...

I have managed to eat one yogurt cup today.

Ten bucks say I'll get that super flu right around/during Katsucon...

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Unread 01-28-2013, 04:01 PM   #63677
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Fish - I'm sorry you're in that situation.

Are you seeing a therapist for your depression? If you are and you feel comfortable you can always talk to them. They usually don't tell your parents what you talk about unless you're in danger of hurting yourself or another person.
The might be able to help you sort out anything you're confused about.

And you know we're here if you need to vent.
Yes, I started seeing a therapist last week, and I am currently on a low dosage of Prozac until I see a psychiatrist in early February that can assess me and determine if I need more specialized medication or what exactly is wrong. It's a bit weird to start talking to someone again because my last experience with a therapist/psychologist did not go well, but I'm trying to stay positive and give her a chance.

Thank you for the support. I really appreciate that you, Lithium, and many of the people on these forums are so helpful. I'm in the thick of high school and those awkward ages of being a teenager, and along with that I'm just trying to figure out who I am. It's really hard sometimes, but it helps to be able to talk to people, be it you guys, my best friend, or myself. XD
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Unread 01-28-2013, 04:02 PM   #63678
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Yes, I started seeing a therapist last week, and I am currently on a low dosage of Prozac until I see a psychiatrist in early February that can assess me and determine if I need more specialized medication or what exactly is wrong. It's a bit weird to start talking to someone again because my last experience with a therapist/psychologist did not go well, but I'm trying to stay positive and give her a chance.

Thank you for the support. I really appreciate that you, Lithium, and many of the people on these forums are so helpful. I'm in the thick of high school and those awkward ages of being a teenager, and along with that I'm just trying to figure out who I am. It's really hard sometimes, but it helps to be able to talk to people, be it you guys, my best friend, or myself. XD
They have me on prozac too! My parents didnt allow me to go to a therapist xD Im so glad you're getting help <3 You can talk to any of us here !
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Unread 01-28-2013, 04:13 PM   #63679
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My mother was kind of 'meh' about me seeing a psychologist to. As far as she's concerned my issues are 'sorted out' because in her eyes I've been 'fine' for years. She was just too self absorbed at the time to notice I was miserable. Frankly, I think she saw that I lost lots of weight and 'got pretty' as a sign I was getting 'my stuff together'. So her ideas on mental health are kinda bogus.

What is it with parents not wanting to get their kids help maaan?
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Unread 01-28-2013, 04:34 PM   #63680
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Emmers, I wonder if it's because parents don't want to face that fact that there might indeed be a problem.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 04:39 PM   #63681
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Emmers, I wonder if it's because parents don't want to face that fact that there might indeed be a problem.
I am sure that's part of it.

For some parents their children are a direct reflection of themselves and their own value. Like my mother putting her own value based on how attractive she perceives me to be. If she thinks I am good looking and talented she feels good, if she thinks I am ugly and lazy she feels that reflects on her.

There's also this really bullshit ideal of what mental illness is. It's portrayed inaccurately all over the goddamn place and stigmatized like hell.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 04:48 PM   #63682
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Unread 01-28-2013, 04:56 PM   #63683
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For some parents their children are a direct reflection of themselves and their own value. Like my mother putting her own value based on how attractive she perceives me to be. If she thinks I am good looking and talented she feels good, if she thinks I am ugly and lazy she feels that reflects on her.
Oh man do I totally get this. My mother now justifies that all of her craziness is valid because I got into an Ivy League, sighhhhh.

(Disclaimer, most of the time she is pretty freaking awesome. She's been particularly awesome today, because she just sorted out this huge mess of my travel plans and made everything so much easier. Thank you, you wonderful lady. <3)
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Unread 01-28-2013, 05:37 PM   #63684
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Unread 01-28-2013, 05:40 PM   #63685
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Emmers, I wonder if it's because parents don't want to face that fact that there might indeed be a problem.
This. Also, in terms of my situation, I was raised in a VERY conservative, Christian household. Not to say that's always a bad thing. Despite that I don't get along with my mom very well, I know that she indeed loves me, and I was raised in a loving and encouraging household in most areas. However, my mom doesn't understand certain things because she grew up in a conservative household, and was never exposed to mental illness and things of the like.

Because my mom does not understand, nor does she like to understand, she tends to cause me a lot of undue stress. I've always been overweight, and from age 7 and up, she's put me on every diet there is. Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers (she had me try this one five times), and she's sent me to three weight loss camps. Because of all this, I can safely say that my weight has always been a cause of stress and anxiety for me, because I've always been taught that fat is ugly, hideous, and if you are fat, then you are less valuable and desirable as a person. I still struggle with this a lot.

It's kind of ironic, because in my mom's attempts to care and make me happy, she often does more harm than good.

On the bright side, my brother left some jeans at home that don't fit him anymore, so they're mine now. <3 Tomorrow I'm going to crossdress and be me. All of me.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 06:29 PM   #63686
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Sometimes people just don't care to change their opinions, and in the end they end up hurting people. Your mother might love you, and I have no doubt she does, but her behavior is misguided and harmful. Here are some links to reading that might help both you, and your mother. Having faced the majority of your life being told otherwise, it's not exactly the easiest thing to believe if I just tell you that there's nothing wrong with being fat, fat isn't a bad word or an insult, and there isn't anything inherently unhealthy about being fat. So I hope those various reading materials help you out.

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Unread 01-28-2013, 06:35 PM   #63687
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Unread 01-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #63689
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I think my parents don't want me to because they will feel that they have failed as a parent. When my brother attempted, it wasnt really about him, it was how much they failed as parents.

And yeah, my father thinks im making things up and dont really need help (yet he takes all sorts of medications for rage, depression, ect) xD
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Unread 01-28-2013, 07:47 PM   #63690
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My mom and I have been watching this AMAZING show on Netflix lately. I'm totally addicted. It's called Being Human, anyone watched/watch it?
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