I'm Emily and I'm currently 17. I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety.
Over the past year or so my anxiety has gotten worse and I feel as if I need to tell my parents and ask for counseling.
The problem is I'm too anxious to bring it up with them. They don't seem to take my anxiety seriously and think that it is nothing major when it is.
I thought my dad would understand because he has anxiety too, but he thinks that the solution is to 'toughen up' because that's what he had to do when he was a kid.
I have had anxiety for around 11 years now and it's only getting worse.
I need some tips on how to confront them about this?