Help My dad seems to have caused my depression!

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   Posted 5/30/2007 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, I know I havn't been on lately, but I had my best month ever! Anyway, back to the point. I think what caused my depression is my dad. He puts me down every single day, and it is clear that he lfavors my little sister more than me. Not to be bratty, but I bought a Wii with my own money and guess where it goes to my sister, and he doesn't even let me play it. I know maybe it's nothing, but he sees me as worthless and that I can't do anything well. He doesn't try to hide it either. He just straight out tells me. I hate it. How am I supposed to get better if the source is right there with me? Please help.
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   Posted 5/30/2007 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you still living at home,do you have a job?

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   Posted 5/30/2007 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry I had to edit your post..there are some things we cannot discuss at HW..but what I Would like you to do is to seek some help to overcome these feelings.
Are you still at school and if so can you speak to your school counsellor?
Are you able to see your doctor and discuss these feelings?
Is there an 0800 phone number to ring that deals with these sorts of issues?
It is a very serious issue froggy..please seek help as soon as you can!
Keep posting.

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   Posted 5/31/2007 6:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Froggy
Elisha has given you excellent advice it is time to get some counseling if you haven't already.
And then hopefully your family can move into family counseling so then your dad can figure out what is going on.

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   Posted 6/3/2007 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't let anyone tell you that your dad CAN'T cause your depression because he can.  Mine was a big factor in my depression.  I am 47 and still dealing with it so get help as soon as you can.  My dad constantly told me how stupid I was, what I did was stupid, and he constantly criticized me over and over every day that I was under his roof, from my grades to the way I talked and dressed to the thoughts I expressed.  On the other hand, I had a little sister too, who was babied and spoiled and treated well.  Anything given to her was denied me, from love and acceptance to material things.  To this day I have a hard time seeing him, and often only see him once a year at Christmas because I have to.  It's been years since I've been to his house because it brings back the bad feelings even worse than when I am away.  To this day I still hear his voice over and over in my head, and it's caused me to be a perfectionist full of anxiety because it seems nothing I ever do is right.  I have not achieved anything because in my heart I know I will fail so why try anything at all.  Please don't end up like me...when I was young in the 70's it seemed there was no help available.   Now there is so much, so it's best to start seeking it while you are young.  You deserve better!
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