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My parents don’t believe I have a mental health issue and it is making me worse

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My dad once laughed in my face and said I was making it all up. My mum shouts, gets angry or walks off in frustration when I am having a panic attack or I am frustrated myself. My family have no support for each other and it is slowly killing me. It has gotten to a point where I don’t talk to my dad because they don’t understand or don’t even try to. I can’t talk or speak to my sister anymore because of what he said to her about me when he was frustrated at me once. I don’t know what to do anymore. I just need to get out of this house.
 
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Hi and welcome to the forum, we're happy to have you here :welcome:

Sadly, some people do not believe in mental illness - my grandma was like that "mental illness does not exist, nobody needs mental health medication" :unsure:
 
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Hi and welcome to the forum, we're happy to have you here :welcome:

Sadly, some people do not believe in mental illness - my grandma was like that "mental illness does not exist, nobody needs mental health medication" :unsure:
I am so sorry about that :( did you do anything to get ahead of that ??

thankyou very much for the warm welcome !!
 
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I am so sorry about that :( did you do anything to get ahead of that ??

thankyou very much for the warm welcome !!
there wasnt a lot i could do, talking to her didnt work so in the end we all just let her think what she wanted to think about things
 
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I suppose they grew up in a very different society to us. Mental health wasn’t as well known about as it is now
 
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Hi Choca lover welcome to the forum. The majority of people do not understand mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and so forth. I use to be one of those people. My depression and anxiety did not come until later in my life. It has caused a big rift with family members. It is normal to want to live away from your parents. I had to find a job first and then go from there. I have a teenage son and he is a lot to handle. I get mad and frustrated at him as a parent. Not sure what you are going through right now. What makes you frustrated? How long have you been having panic attacks? My son who is 15 teen just started getting panic attacks from school. I am in a much better position to help my son as I know firsthand what it is like. I hope you can find peace and a sound mind and just get through all of this. Life is just not that simple at times. Wishing you the best Jules
 
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