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photogirl

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I finally set up an appointment today to see a psychiatrist for the first time in my life, looooong overdue. However, the soonest I can get in is an entire month from now. I feel like I need to talk to someone now before I have a complete nervous breakdown. I know there are suicide hotlines, but I'm not suicidal. Does anyone know of a place I can call and talk to someone? I don't know of any local places where I can walk in. Any suggestions? Thanks!
 
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Only a month - you are a lucky girl!

By helplines do you mean Samaritans? if so you do not need to be suicidal to speak to them, you can ring or if you have a local centre go down and do a face to face chat.
It is wrong to generalise, but in the instance I will, they are very good and listen to what you have to say.
You can even E mail them as well!

One other suggestion is what you have been doing here -

Michael
 
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I finally set up an appointment today to see a psychiatrist for the first time in my life, looooong overdue. However, the soonest I can get in is an entire month from now. I feel like I need to talk to someone now before I have a complete nervous breakdown. I know there are suicide hotlines, but I'm not suicidal. Does anyone know of a place I can call and talk to someone? I don't know of any local places where I can walk in. Any suggestions? Thanks!
samaritans usually have a drop in session and like Michael says they will listen, not judge and may offer you some support before your medical appointment comes through
 
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your local YMCA should offer some kind of support as well.
 
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The Samaritans will talk to you as will your local MIND office. If you see someone with whom you identify on the forum you can send them a private message and ask if it's okay to talk. You don't say what area of the country you're from as a lot of the localised services differ from place to place. Have you asked your GP for an appointment to talk - presumably they made the referral and so are aware of how you are. :hug:
 
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