Hey guys! Welcome back. When you have a mental health issue or concerns it is critical to have people by your side who understand and support you. Your parents are ideally supposed to be the most important people in your life, so when they don’t understand what you are going through it can make it that much more challenging. Here are a few things you can do if your parents don’t understand.

1. Communicate with them. It is difficult because sometimes we feel like we’re not being heard. But sometimes just telling your parents and walking them through what goes on in your daily life can have a huge impact. Eventually they might even start to take it seriously.

2. Use your resources. There are plenty of mental health professionals out there who can help you. Some may even have some tips to help with your parents. Utilizing these resources can benefit you in so many ways.

3. Understand the cultural differences. For the most part our generation grew up learning about mental health. Our parents generation didn’t. Bullying and suicide grew exponentially in the past 25 years or so. Along with rape, sexual assault, social media, depression, and anxiety. Our parents don’t really know about that and teaching them can be a daunting task.

4. Surround yourself with people who do understand. Depending on your situation, you may have parents who will never understand. So find friends that do understand and who are able to help you and support you.

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