Last night with no warning my 17 year old daughter came up to me and my husband and siad she needs money to see a psychiatrist; she's picked someone outbut she can't pay for it herself. Neither of us had any idea there was a problem, she has always been very quiet around the house, and generally independant. She's also never open with her emotions. So my husband asked her why she wanted to; i think he didn't believe her. she broke down and said that he should know ,he's been abusive towards her. Now its true he has a temper, but most of the issues were between him and me, we left her out of it. I can see why it bothered her but he could not. (he's the one who has the money to pay for it though.) He yelled at her to stop blaminhg him for her issues, he's treated her well. Later, i talked to her alone and she said that when she was a kid the way he acted made her scared and distrustful to get close to people, and now she has nobody and nothing she cares about or that interests her. She wants to see a psychiatrist for her depression, and I just dont know what to do. this is all so sudden, neither of us knew there was anything going on, and neither did her friends, she says. She is usually so closed off to everyone and very thoughtful of what she says (I know there's more she's hiding) that I don't know what to do. She dosnt think my husband or i can help as we were too closely related to her problems, and she wants to just talk to a psychiatrist but I don't know if i should get her to open up more to us. she says when people try and get her to tell things she's uncomfortable with, she is afraid of them and not comfortable with that.