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#1
i hate not being able to afford therapist, since i was a little kid thats all i wanted and i always had it at the back of my head, even school didn't care when i explained some details so i couldn't and stil can't do anything about it. i started reading a lot about different illnesses or smth like abusive household - how to recognize beacuse i knew something was wrong. then i couldn't stop self diagnosing myself and became really anxious, then started reading more and more, then watching interviews and documentaries and know i can pretty much tell whats wrong with me. shocking news i found out that my mother might have something similar to me... i know she was diagnosed with depression when i was born but i can tell that it's not the only thing, i don't want to be a smartass and act like i studied psychology but i think some sort of self awareness is important too, i just can't do anything about
 

1964dodge

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#2
therapy is expensive even with insurance. but if you feel you need help the first place to start is your doctor, tell him/her everything about how you feel. your doctor may refer you for a psychiatric evaluation. at that point they can prescribe meds if neccessary, they may also reccomend therapy. you may have to look around for a therapist that you can afford. and please be careful about online information. it's only a guide to help you decide to see a proffessional. i hope you get the services you need..mike...*hug*shake
 

Aurelia

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#3
When you have no idea what to do about it after the fact, self-awareness doesn't help a whole lot. That much, I know from personal experience. With that said, there are a number of things you can still do to try to help yourself without a therapist or a particular diagnosis. As long as you recognize your core symptoms or what's bothering you the most (i.e. depression, anxiety, anger, sleep issues, lack of motivation, self-harm), you can do some research on self-help tactics. There is information out there on how to improve sleep, numerous ways to deal with anxiety, self-help books and workbooks for depression/trauma/anger, self-harm alternatives that aren't self-destructive, etc. If you think you're in any immediate danger of committing suicide, though, call emergency services for help immediately, regardless of the money situation.
 

Waves

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#4
When you have no idea what to do about it after the fact, self-awareness doesn't help a whole lot. That much, I know from personal experience. With that said, there are a number of things you can still do to try to help yourself without a therapist or a particular diagnosis. As long as you recognize your core symptoms or what's bothering you the most (i.e. depression, anxiety, anger, sleep issues, lack of motivation, self-harm), you can do some research on self-help tactics. There is information out there on how to improve sleep, numerous ways to deal with anxiety, self-help books and workbooks for depression/trauma/anger, self-harm alternatives that aren't self-destructive, etc. If you think you're in any immediate danger of committing suicide, though, call emergency services for help immediately, regardless of the money situation.
Good advice

Have you tried crisis hotlines?
 

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