If you are a parent that says stuff like “if you’re too sick to go to school you’re to sick to watch tv, play computer etc” You really don’t understand how fucked up that is. My mum said that to me all the time and do you know what ended up happening?
When I was depressed I never wanted to get better I couldn’t take getting better and I only wanted it to get worse because I thought (and was correct in thinking) the only way my mum is ever gonna acknowledge my depression, is if I’m near suicidal, crying all the time and won’t leave my room.
And do you know what ended up happening? I became fucking suicidal just so that she would finally acknowledge my depression and give me the help I needed.
I knew I could get better. I knew I had the ability to improve my condition but the only way I could do that was with time off, meds and therapy (all of which I have finally received) but there was no way I was going to tell my mum about it when It was ‘not serious’ because she believe in this fucked up mentality of it’s only a problem if it’s near killing you and I knew she would just laugh and brush it off (which she did until it got ‘serious’).
This kind of mentailty can fuck a kid up so bad so please shut your fucking trap and realise that school is difficult, stressful and tiring and surfing the net isn’t. It’s fuCKING LOGICAL TO ASSUME THAT EVEN IF THEY CANNOT ATTEND SCHOOL THEY MIGHT STILL BE ABLE TO PLAY ON ELECTRONIC DEVISES CAUSE THEY DON’T TAKE MUCH ENERGY AT ALL LIKE HOW FUCKING THICK DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO NOT UNDERSTAND THAT!!!!