thank you for replying. i approached my parents about this once, about cutting specifically n they just laughed n told me i had no idea what depression was. i once also approached the school counselor n she was concerned n called my parents in but they are convinced im just seeking attention. ive almost attempted suicide twice but my cousin stopped me (the first time i approached him because i was dangerously close to slitting my wrists n my cousin talked me out of it and the second time he caught me id swallowed around 4 pills of the 3 bottles i intended to down) but even when he approached my parents they just said i was being dramatic. n hes the only person who counts as an adult who believes me (hes 21) but he cant do much for me he still lives in our house (my parents my brothers my cousin aunt n uncle we all live together) and hes dependent on his parents hes still at uni. i just dont know what to do.
I'm sorry - I think your parents probably mean well - but do not fully understand. I know my husband is having a difficult time with this and he has a hard time understanding as well. It isn't he doesn't care - it can be a difficult thing to understand for some people that maybe have never experienced it and tend not to be open to it.
I'd suggest going back to your counselor at school. Let her know what your parents are saying - does the counselor know you attempted suicide? Because cutting is not typically a sign of suicide, but more to relieve stress - this is important to find an adult that can help you.
Could you also visit your doctor? Do you think your parents would bring you to your doctor? She/he could also be a resource and maybe be able to convince your parents that this is more than just drama/seeking attention.
I attended a suicide prevention seminar that was offered at work - these are the resources they suggest us to help someone if they are in this situation:
Your Primary Care Provider
Mental Health Professional
Urgent Care Center
Find a mental health provider
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Text TALK to 741741
Text with a trained crisis counselor from the Crisis Text Line for free, 24/7
I know some of the above might be more difficult for you as being a teen - but if you ever have these thoughts - call the prevention line above - these are trained individuals that will help you - you can also call them and talk about your current situation - I would think they could help you or direct you where you should go. There is also a text line - I know teens do like to text.
It is very important for you to get an adult that is in a position to help you - one that would understand this situation - unfortunately I think your parents just do not understand how serious this can be otherwise I am sure they would help you.