I'm doing my GCSEs in the summer and we currently have mocks, but I feel that I'm not doing my best because I'm not well mentally. I've never talked to anyone about my depression and it's eating away at me, and my mum is now saying that I don't try hard enough, but I am. It's just that my current best effort isn't as good as it would normally be. I'm extremely bad at talking about my feelings to people face to face and none of my friends take me seriously anyway as I'm the funny friend who's always cracking jokes. I need to talk to a school counsellor but I don't have the confidence to go and ask or to even talk to her about my problems because I'm scared that my parents will find out, even though I know it's 100% confidential because I'm paranoid. Any advice?
mrooloo / Dec 05 2019 23.12