I feel depressed and my mom is threatening to kick me out.

Male, 14 years old, NY


I need help with my depression. It’s been happening even worse with all the issues with my parents, especially with my mom. She keeps on saying she will kick me out of the house and I feel worse and worse.

Teen Line Wrote:

Thank you for contacting Teen Line; it was so brave of you to reach out. It sounds like you’re going through a difficult time right ow with your mom and your depression. Dealing with parents is always hard, and I’m sorry she keeps on threatening to kick you out. It’s understandable that this makes you feel worse because she’s your mom and you probably care about her a lot. It must be hard to battle issues with your mom and your depression at the same time.

If you haven’t already, I wonder if you could try talking to a school counselor, an adult, or just someone you trust, it may help and you wouldn’t have to go through this tough time in your life alone. Also, you might try checking out this list (http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/pages/tip-99-coping-skills.aspx)  to find ways to cope.

You might try looking at Kati Morton’s YouTube videos on depression. She offers solutions, defines depression, and how to get help. She might be helpful. You can also check out https://www.helpguide.org/home-pages/depression.htm. This website has articles regarding depression and how to cope with it as well. . au.reachout.com also has resources concerning arguments with parents, which might help you deal with the situation with your mom.

Finally, you can always call Teen Line at 800-852-8336 from 9pm-1am (EST) or text “TEEN” to 839863 from 9pm-12am (EST). The message boards are also available at teenlineonline.org/boards where you can talk to other teens as well.

I hope this helps.


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