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Nemrin

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Hiya,

I decided to sign up to this just so I had somewhere to put all my thoughts. I've been dealing with some issues for the past few years (since around Year 10- I'm now an undergraduate, so roughly 4 years). I'll probably put up a more detailed post in an appropriate section later.

I decided to go with the username Nemrin as it's something I'll easily remember, but one I haven't used on any other site. Feel free to call me whatever though- I don't mind.

I haven't actually been diagnosed with anything yet due to an overwhelming fear of visiting my GP, and I don't want to feel like I'm intruding on anyone else's problems. I've been turned away by a lot of people due to the fact that, and I quote, 'not having a reason to be depressed'. Just worried that I'll be dismissed I guess?

Anyway, getting back on track. I don't know how 'valid' my problems would be considered due to the lack of a formal diagnosis, but I just signed up to talk about my issues I guess. I'll eventually work up the courage to book an appointment.
 
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Hi Nemrin and :welcome: to the Forum. You mentioned that you are depressed and have received no helpful responses when you reveal this. Unfortunately, that happens. Have you gone into the depression sub forum to meet other people with the same issue ??
 
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Hi,
You are most welcome here, you don't need a formal diagnosis.
Looking forward to reading more about you.
Take care
 
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Now I have always done my utmost to avoid labels lol. Imo they are not helpful and just get you more stuck as a lot of folk start to identify themselves as their label

For example my anxiety. My depression. We are more than our labels that the medical world label us with.

my description would be I struggle with anxiety but it aint my anxiety now that is a different thing entirely. There is more hope when I don’t own something as being me. Gee dunno if that makes any sense and yes it maybe a play on words.

A label is only very briefly helpful in that ok so maybe anxiety and depression are your difficulties and knowing this should be an opportunity to find ways to reduce it. Be that through self education or walking or both as two ideas to start with.
 
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Hello to you, you are very welcome here.
You don't need a diagnosis or a label to be here and there is no one here who judges either:welcome:

Have you spoken to student support at all, they will have special support services that can help and certainly won't be telling you to pull your socks up or anything. It will be in confidence also so other students or tutors will not know.
But come on in and join us anyway, hope that you find us a help:)
 
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Nemrin

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I appreciate the warm welcome everyone, thank you ^^

I have considered going to my personal tutor regarding issues, but as I take Psychology as a subject it's pretty intimidating. I'm also not too sure what they'd do about it as, in somewhat of an ironic statement to start the year, we were told our mental health is irrelevant as we all go through problems - not exactly the best advice from people with PhDs in Psychology. Thank you for the advice though, I'll definitely consider it if things get any worse
 
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Overthinker420

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Hi there,
I'm so sorry I haven't got time to write a longer post, but I was having a quick flick through and saw your thread and felt like I had to write a reply.
I'm a mature psychology student and have had counciling through the university & it honestly doesn't matter, in fact in my university they say it's good for psychology students to have a few sessions of counselling for many reasons.
I also felt it hard to go to my GP because I didn't feel like I had it "that bad". After seeking support I feel like I'm managing my mental health better and moving forward in my life.
Our situations on the surface sound quite similar, so if you have any questions your more than welcome to private message me.

stay safe,
peace out,
Overthinker420 ?
 
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I haven't actually been diagnosed with anything yet due to an overwhelming fear of visiting my GP, and I don't want to feel like I'm intruding on anyone else's problems. I've been turned away by a lot of people due to the fact that, and I quote, 'not having a reason to be depressed'. Just worried that I'll be dismissed I guess?
Sorry to hear others have ignored your feelings with the painfully dismissive, "you have no reason to be to depressed". I want to respond to that as I've heard it myself.

Clinical Depression is a mental illness, it isn't a mood. It affects the wealthy and the fortunate and the destitute and unlucky alike. Depression doesn't "care" if you think you should have it or not or whether there's a "good reason" you can trace it to. I've spent years beating myself up over this and I would spare anyone else that unnecessary abuse.
If we could "just snap out of it", then of course we would. I hope you find this information reassuring.

Please make yourself at home here and see if anyone's stories resonate with you. If you feel up to sharing, I think you'll find the community to be responsive and comforting. The anxiety forum could be a place to write about how you feel when you consider making a doctors appointment.

Wishing you some comfort in the realization that you aren't alone with your struggles.
 
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Dulcie

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Hello Nemrin, welcome to the forum.

It's lovely here. People are so kind. :)

Wishing you all the best,
Dulcie
 
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