Well, I have a doctors appointment coming up...not imminent, but soon enough, and I'm thinking of coming clean about my depression to my doctor and asking about therapy. I've tried talking to my doctor before, but whenever she asks those questions, I answer them honestly and she gives me this awful, judgmental look. I can't stand it cover it with a joke. I live in a small town and word spreads fast, so I'm always weary about talking about anything personal. And with this particular subject, my mother is probably going to act out of anger and shame...even though that hardly makes sense...it's just how she operates. Don't get me wrong, I loathe the idea of therapy completely, but after 7 recommendations for it, an eating disorder, insomnia, years of self harm, and a suicide attempt that nobody knows about, it's just time. Does anybody have any ideas about bringing up the subject? Short of "Hey, I tried to kill myself and need therapy"?