How can my daughter be depressed but always so happy?
I don't get it... my daughter has been home from college for two months now. She was upset that she had to leave her friends at college and move back home. But she's been working now, reconnecting with her local friends from high school that are either going to school nearby or not going to school. We play games together, go shopping, watch movies, etc. She generally seems happy - we fight occassionally but I've been staying out of her space - trying to give her more freedom and independence like she had when living in her own apt. She will be turning 21 in April.
But then I looked on her Tumblr postings and found this: (Feb 12)
Welp, its official….
I have moderate to severe depression. Since the first step is to admit it, here it is. I haven’t told my parents, I don’t know how. This is the only social media site that my parents aren’t on, so I feel safe confessing here. Sometimes the best help can come from strangers.
I'm guessing this is self-diagnosed, possibly from a website. I can't tell if she's just being moody or if this is something I should address somehow. Any advice welcome!