Hello Chris, I most wanted to write to you because I can understand where your daughter comes from. I am 16. I have hid my anxiety, panic, and depression from my parents, friends and family. My mom knows about
my anxiety now because I take a med for it. But, we never discuss it. Although, she didnt tell my dad... Some of my friends know. I am also a straight A student, take AP classes, online classes, classes at our local college, and tutor! (which never helps anxiety!)
But, it all started some time ago. It got really bad about
11 months ago. I was very afraid but refused to tell anyone. So, I talked to my school counselor. She was the only one I talked to for a long time. I was afraid to talk about
it. I couldnt. I went through alot. More than most could believe! But, I have gotten better! (Boy! It feels GREAT to be able to say that!) I actually just started getting better a few weeks ago. I take a mild med now for anxiety, which has helped some.
Its been a long journey and it isnt over! My parents and friends have spoken about
things in front of me before... you shouldnt feel guilty because you didnt know. My parents say things all the time and it makes me feel really bad, but they dont know. It makes me mad at myself because I feel like its MY fault...if I would tell them, then they wouldnt say such things! So...
But, I wouldnt mind talking to your daughter if you want! I am always up for helping...or just talking! My email and everything is on my profile if she is interested.
I hope you have a good day! Take care!
"Healing is an energy phenomenon. Hope is another
word for Healing.
"Cracks in the concrete are just reminders that you fall apart
no matter how strong you are"
"Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve"
"Im going to
smile like nothing is wrong, talk like everything is perfect, act like its all a dream, and pretend its not hurting me."