How do I tell my mother that I am depressed?

I am 15 and I think I have depression (and maybe anxiety). I don't want to go into too many details about the depression itself, but it is to the point of self harm and suicidal thoughts. I think I need to tell my mother, so that we could see about medication or something. I am not very close to my parents, and... show more I am 15 and I think I have depression (and maybe anxiety). I don't want to go into too many details about the depression itself, but it is to the point of self harm and suicidal thoughts. I think I need to tell my mother, so that we could see about medication or something. I am not very close to my parents, and I'm just generally scared to talk to them. I don't know what to do. I know that the answer is just going to be like, "Sit down and talk to them!" But it's just not that easy for me! I don't know what to do. All I know is that I can't keep going on like this. Help?
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