Apologies if this ends up in the wrong section, I have purposely avoided most forum-type environments despite the majority of my life being spent using the internet; so I am not entirely sure of what goes where, though I've had a fair old read of the rules and such - anyway, on to the content of my first post! I've been tussling with an undiagnosed mental illness since, at least, the age of 13 and have on several occasions reached out for aid. Unfortunately, my most recent attempts (I have visited my GP about my unstable mental health for the first time; no success. I then tried to reach out to my county's primary stage mental health service, I think they called themselves - or something along those lines; also, no success) have been rebuffed and have not gone well. I have found that I would quite like a diagnosis, or, for that matter, for someone to tell me I'm a big baby and I need to man up. Either way, I would like some sort of solidity when it comes to my mental state so I can perhaps move forwards. So my question is, how can someone in the UK get actual help with extreme emotions etc. and possibly a diagnosis? If it means returning to my GP with some direct requests, that's acceptable. I would just appreciate some sort of direction from those with more knowledge than myself on the subject.