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rayahkhalil50

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Hi,
I’ve been struggling with my mental health since I was very young but over the last 5 years it’s gotten really bad. I moved to London to live with someone I had been with for 5 years and I think I finally felt safe enough but it unfortunately meant all my upset, hurt and anger came out and I didn’t know what to do with it. I couldn’t control my emotions. I was under psychiatric help but never offered therapy, just put on tablets and I never really felt any better. Any way 5 years later I still wasn’t better and it turned my relationship bad and she left me. I was with her for ten years and I’m absolutely shattered to pieces about it and don’t know how to cope. I reached out for help in my new area but had my psychiatric appointment yesterday for him to tell me I don’t have the diagnosis I was previously told I do. Which is fine but then what is wrong with me? He also said he doesn’t think tablets will help but waiting list is so long for therapy. I feel absolutely lost and so scared and down. I still talk to my ex but she’s slipping away from me and I have no one to talk to. I started university in September and it’s my second week and I’ve missed two days. I am meant to be going today but I feel physically ill with stress and anxiety and depression. What am I meant to do? I’ve also cut my hours down at work for this course :(
Thanks for listening.
 
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It was irresonspible for your mental health provider to put you on pills and not therapy. Therapy is the most important thing because you can talk about your feelings and learn strategies to cope. It is a stressful situation for sure. I also had anxiety and depression throughout my university years and I miss class sometimes. I actually learned it was better just to go and not give quality participation. The fact that you go at all is important to your professor and sometimes I know in my classes they didn't care what you did once you got there really. ;) Therapy is definitely important and I would maybe try to find another route to getting therapy quicker? Is there somewhere else you can go?
 
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rayahkhalil50

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I agree. And I feel angry and like I’ve been failed by the mental health services. So I thought I’d have a fresh start in a new place and whilst I appreciate they’re referred me I can’t wait 6 months with nothing to help in the mean time. I’m honestly exhausted, mentally. I want to sleep all day every day. I could pay for therapy but I can’t afford it really.
 
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