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How To Get the "Right" Help?

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by Odd_Panda24, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Odd_Panda24

    Odd_Panda24 Member

    I've been talking to a close friend of mine, B, about whether I should get help in a hospital of some sort for my depression or not. B says I should do what I think is best but, I'm not used to making decisions like that. The top things that keep preventing me from going forward with any of it is not wanting my family to worry any further about me or even find out in the first place I have depression, I dont want jobs or schools in the future to find out and Im scared of how my sister and niece would view it or even what will happen with them while Im not around.
    I do want to get help, Im already taking medicine for my social anxiety and health problems. I dont want to keep adding medicine as a solution to everything, I just want actual help that'll help. How does a person that always thinks of others first, make such a huge decision?
  2. Rockclimbinggirl

    Rockclimbinggirl SF climber Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    What about some counselling? Can you ask a dcotor or counsellor about what they you should do. If you went to a hospital would it just be for acute help (ie to keep you safe) or some other program with therapy?
  3. Odd_Panda24

    Odd_Panda24 Member

    I would want to be safe from my thoughts and have someone there at all hours, that wont judge me, to help me figure out what exactly m demons are and how to solve it. I think I try to get in contact with my counselor Monday, times like this (weekend being the time counselors usually take off) I wish my counselor would be available, no matter the day or time.
  4. Rockclimbinggirl

    Rockclimbinggirl SF climber Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Even if your counsellor is not available is there drop in counselling near you or maybe a helpline.
  5. Briansmuller

    Briansmuller Member

    Get the help of your family doctor or an expert counsellor for help. You can also get some mind exercises and concentrate on your routine. Yoga and meditation will also help you. You don't need to take any extra medications to get rid of this stage. All the best.
  6. heydad75

    heydad75 Member

    Sometimes thinking of others requires that you take care of yourself because you are valuable to them. I would encourage you not to give up, there is hope. Depression is serious but many have overcome it with the right professional help and support. Professional help is sometimes needed. I will be praying for you during this time. If you need help finding a counselor PM me and I’ll see what I can do for you.