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A 44-year-old member asked:

How can you tell my parents that i want a shrink?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
Help!: The best approach is always best. Sit down with your parents, tell them how you feel and ask them for their help finding a psychologist or psychiatrist.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How can I tell my parents i want to go into treatment?

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Dr. Jason Berman
A Verified Doctoranswered
15 years experience
Be honest: If they love you, then they will understand and will likely respect your self-care. It takes bravery to ask for help and i'm glad that you are going to do it. I wish you well in that.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What to do if I do not want the doctor to tell my parents about my self harm?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 44 years experience
You are 36?: And you are still worried about your doctor telling your parents about your self-harm? Tell your parents yourself, so what your doctor says does not surprise your parents. Let your parents help you. And let your doctor help you too.
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Life is very special and you only live once. If you are harming yourself obviously you have Major depression and you are suicidal. Hope you are taking Antidepressant. You serially need help,Please let your doctor and your parents help you they love you and care for you.
May 5, 2014

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