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Can You See a Psychiatrist Without Your Parents Knowing?

Many people deal with mental health concerns or issues and wish to seek help. As a minor, getting the help you need may not be easy without your parents’ knowledge. Wanting to see a psychiatrist without your parents may leave them with mixed feelings. However, this could be an important step in fostering empowerment and a sense of being in control of your life.

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My Father is Depressed, How Can I Help?

Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of depression and suicidal behavior. Talk to your dad about his depression, and encourage him to go for therapy. Try to be understanding and show emotional and physical support. You also need to set boundaries and take care of your mental health.

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