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Old 02-25-2021, 04:56 AM   #1
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Iím now living with my mom now due to family issues and I think sheíll help me with my mental health unlike the rest of the family but Iím terrified of talking about it in case she doesnít understand. While we were talking I accidentally said more than I meant to and ended up telling her about the bulimia. She said if I ever needed help for things like that I can go to her. Should I ask for therapy? Specific medication? I donít know what to tell her that I need, and if itís therapy, what cheaper options I can bring up. Please give me any tips you have on talking about it, Iíve never been able to bring this up with anyone before.
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Hi, snakeswithhats! Welcome to the Forums! I'm glad you joined us. There is one thing in your post that I can relate to, not being able to talk about the specifics of my most difficult problems. Could it be it's mostly an issue of trust?, fear of betrayal, prejudice, misunderstanding & judgement? So if you think your mom can't understand, is there a really good friend in your life you can talk to instead? Possibly a therapist would be a good idea, if you can find the right one. I know it's hard. Good luck with everything you try!
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well the situation is my adoptive grandmother that I used to live with always overlooked my mental health so I never talked about it with her and Iíve never had the opportunity to get help for anything. She passed recently so Iím living with my mom now. I have no idea how sheíd react but I feel like she wouldnít be like my grandma and I might be able to get help but since Iíve never discussed my mental health with anyone in person Iím terrified and I donít know exactly how to go about asking for help.
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Keep posting here. Many members here will give you support & suggestions, sharing their personal experiences. I'm very sorry about your grandma being gone from you now. So you are also dealing with loss & grief. Right? That makes everything even harder. I wish you all the best! Take care, & God bless you!!
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Thank you ^^ yeah Iím going through a pretty stressful situation right now but I think if I can just get through bringing this up with my mom things will start looking up.
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