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Hello,

I find it difficult to ask for help but I need it more now. Joined this forum in desperation in the hope that it might help me a little?
 
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Hi Chipotle,

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When your ready, if you can tell us a little more.
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pretty bad depression and fear is mainly what it is.
 
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The only option is to speak. Keeping things to yourself only creates problems in other areas. Speak to friends, family, doctors...these days things are very different and most will be accepting and understanding, and anyone that isn't? Well, they're showing their true colours aren't they. Take it from someone that has now lived with mental illness for longer than they have lived without it - keeping it to yourself is a negative; the only way to get help is to seek help. There's no shame in that.

Just a question though: what do you experience with your depression? How long does it last, what do you think, what can you do etc?
 
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Hi I hope this forum helps in speaking to others about your depression and fear and getting advice.
 
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The only option is to speak. Keeping things to yourself only creates problems in other areas. Speak to friends, family, doctors...these days things are very different and most will be accepting and understanding, and anyone that isn't? Well, they're showing their true colours aren't they. Take it from someone that has now lived with mental illness for longer than they have lived without it - keeping it to yourself is a negative; the only way to get help is to seek help. There's no shame in that.

Just a question though: what do you experience with your depression? How long does it last, what do you think, what can you do etc?
Thanks for the welcome.

I have always found it difficult to ask for help, even when I was at school I would never ask for help.

I have asked for help for MH before from NHS services and it is basically medication is all they will offer. I accept that. I don't expect the NHS services or GPs to actually do anything more than that. But I get very scared about going to the MH hospital because they write everything down and store it on their computers and anyone who works there can read it. I cannot trust the psuchiatrists or anyone who works in MH services anymore. I am also scared of GPs. I try not to go unless it is a last resort.

Depression has been bad for about 2.5 years. I kept thinking it might get better when my situation changed for the better but as the situations changed in life, the depression remained and is bad at times.
 
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Sounds like there's maybe some anxiety there as well, is that right?
 
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generally not anxious. more scared or perhaps what the MH professionals like to call paranoid. I am more aware of dangers and have bad experiences with MH services before. So I am scared those things will happen again or worse things might happen.
 
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Hi there. Welcome. I am new here too. I hope you will find needed support here
 
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