Hi everyone. I'm new to forums and not that great or clever with introductory posts but it's common courtesy. I'm 23 years old in my last semester of college and trying to make my way as an amateur entertainment writer, primarily for film. I've been struggling with depression and a lot of self image issues for a while now but it finally reached a boil over point about 5 months ago. I do want professional help but I'm very uncomfortable diverging the details of my problems to other people and I barely have the money to keep my life afloat, so I've been trying to keep a lid on things for about a year. I'm hoping that if I have a place to vent with people that may understand my problems, I can keep it all under control until I somehow manage to pursue therapy independently if things keep getting worse. Thank you all for your time in advance.