I have been having a series of problems lately: I did used to self-injure in high school and did get out of that (without any treatment) but lately I've been biting on my fingers so I can cause mild self injury without anyone finding out I am a total dependent personality and cannot do anything on my own. I also desperately seek approval, totally fear rejection, and have an almost unhealthy attachment to my best friend. Anxiety (both social and in general) is also a huge issue for me. I hate going anywhere that involves me bring with more than one person and if I ever do I seek out one person and just stick with them. I also am terrified of driving so I've never even gotten my license. I have a very, very, poor self-image and most of the time do suffer from signs of major depression and black and white thinking. In addition, I know my Aunt is on depression medication. I am 23 (24 in a week) years of age and have never seeked out help before but I don't think I can handle it anymore. The stresses of student teaching have brought all this back out in me when I thought I was doing better. Just this past Friday (and all week) I've been suicidal and suffering from panic attacks. Should I seek treatment? Will they even want to help or even possibly diagnose someone as old as I am with no history of treatment? I am also so fearful of the judgments I'll receive from those around me, thinking that I'm just taking the easy way out or just needs to grow or toughen up. But like I said, I can't take this anymore and just want to feel better about myself. Thank you for your help, this is truly a wonderful community.