Growing up, I was always SUPER hesitant about talking to adults about my mental struggles. As I got older, I became more comfortable with openly speaking about my mental health, though I think the most important thing to remember is to choose to speak to someone you are comfortable with. Even if those people aren’t your parents or caregivers – that’s okay! I’ve had some even better conversations with teachers and professors than I have with my own parents. Therapy has always been a great way for me to open up because I know my therapist will not judge me and will give me up biased advice and opinions.
I’ll leave you with this, even if you have a bad experience talking to an adult about your mental health issues, do not vow to never speak up again. I promise, there is always going to be someone trustworthy that you will feel comfortable talking to.