Re: Are you able to talk to you parents/other family members
Until my depression and anxiety first became very bad for me (i.e. I became suicidal) back in my last year of secondary school, they (and I)were completely ignorant of the phenomenon. Since that dark time, my family has, thankfully, always been empathetic to my difficulties. I regularly to talk to my parents about my emotional condition, actually, because I trust them a lot. I talk to my sister about it too, and she completely understands. In truth, my father is quite well versed in psychology (though he is not a psychologist) and has helped me deconstruct my negative emotions on many occasions.
Some, however, have told me that because I have always had a good relationship with my parents, I did not rebel during my teenage years, and as such, have detachment anxiety because I do not have a solid foundation for taking care of myself on my own, or many practical and worldly social skills. During that time, I subconsciously learnt that my parents were the best resource that I had, as I hated my school and trusted virtually no one there.