This is so important
Their son/daughter kills him/herself “I didn’t know he/she was having serious problems”
"Why would you try to kill yourself?" "Why do you do this to us?" "Do you think you are the only one with emotions and problems?" "Why don’t you talk to us??"
Actual statement from my mother when she saw my self-harm scars for the first time: “If you needed more attention, why didn’t you just tell me?”
My parents never just say these types of things, but you can just tell they are thinking it sometimes. Maybe they just say it very subtly.
my parents (my mum at least) is actually very VERY accepting of my mental illnesses and the problems I face daily because of them. she comes to therapy with me and has stayed by my bedside while I was in hospital on suicide watch. she asks me every now and then how I’m feeling and checks if I’ve taken my medication etc
not all parents are as close-minded and uncaring as tumblr makes them out to be, give them a little credit people!
I am a mother of a 15 year old daughter. When she was 12 she was diagnosed with separation and social anxiety. Never once have I blamed her or given her crap about how she feels. I have done every thing to show her I am here and I understand because I actually do remember being 15. I remember how hard it was. I want my child to remember when she is older that even though it was hard, I was there for her and I made it better.