re: this email my dad sent me a few days ago and the fact that my parents are in therapy trying to cope with my ‘suddenly’ rather lifeless personality, my suicidal and self-harming tendencies, and my depression in general.
Does anybody have any resources about depression, quotes (like Stephen Fry stuff), medical jargon, resources for family members, etc. that I can send to him that will perhaps put this in a different perspective and help him understand that my behavior is not a choice? Anything that has helped you understand, or that you’ve used to explain to your family members, or anything that just seems helpful?
I’ll post the letter if anyone wants to review it in a little bit, cause I want to make sure it’s a good one… and I’ll probably take a draft to my counselor tomorrow, too. But I know that I have some followers who also struggle with mental illness, and it would help me a lot (and mean a lot to me) if I didn’t have to write this alone.