Does your mother deny your depression?

United States
February 13, 2007 11:23pm CST
I have had anxiety and depression problems since i was a teenager. Having the support of my closest friend (my mother) has always been needed.My mother said pull up your boot straps,your fine. I was not fine,at all.Does anyone have this problem with your family living in denile? It makes it hard to get better when nobody understands.Thank you for your time!
3 responses
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
25 Feb 07
I started experiencing depression during my early teen years as well and my mother was very much in denial! I've never told her this myself, but from overhearing her conversations with other people, I think she blamed herself partly for what I was going through. I tried to put myself in her shoes and realized how it would be tough accepting that your teenager is depressed, as so many questions and "what if's" would be going through your head.
• Canada
14 Feb 07
i had a terrbible depression problem when i was yonger too. last couple years it's been fine. but i never realized it until i was 17 and moving out on my own, my foster mother told me i needed to go see the doctor about it or she woulnd't be ok with me moving out. i did and i was told i had chronic depression. my real mother still thinks i'm making it up and i'm fine. she actually still beleived nothing ever happened to me as a child and it was my choice to live in a foster home. she's in denial about a lot and it drives me crazy. i have proof about everything i went through, the police records and everything and she's still in denial.
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
14 Feb 07
My mom has been doing that every since I wa a small child even though she learned of some terrible events that took place in her mind I was a complainer and still to this day but yet I have doctors asking her why was I not treated as achild for all this and because of the denial I am now disabled and my Mom bless her heart has ALS and says it was all my fault I finally realized it woould take a lot of strain off to try a different approach and I just said you know mom maybe you are right they do understand they just don't know how to help I have been trying to win my moms support every since I was a child I played sports and it all come down to I was girl and I wasn't planned.Sometimes just better to agree because life is entirely to short and at this point it really don't matter it is what you know that will help you and beleive in GOD.