it seems to me like all those people with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and such that actually want help, rarely get it. from health professionals i mean. there are so many people out there that are commited to psych wards and taken into hospital and things, even when they don't want the help they will recieve, and often get out and try to attempt (sometimes for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th... time). i'm not saying the people who haven't accepted they need help or those who don't want it, don't deserve it, but surely the success rate would be a lot higher if health professionals actually tried to help those who asked for it first? at least, in the long run, it would stop them from becoming like the ones who don't want help - often inconsolable and untrusting. i went to see my doctor about my depression last october, when i believed it was getting worse. i explained everything, and told them i felt i'd been suffering for many years and had only finally got courage enough to ask for help. they told me to fill out a questionnaire and told me they'd get back to me about seeing a therapist... it's been almost 4 months and i never got that call. i don't mean to be selfish, and i know the health service is really over run, but i called the doctors surgery again to ask about any follow ups and they just said i'll hear from them shortly - that was just after christmas. i don't know how i can stop myself from getting worse. i don't want to feel like this. was i foolish to assume i'd actually get help from these people? is it even worth it? because it seems to me, unless you've just attempted and someone has found you and brought you to A&E, you're never going to get any help. and to be honest, if i attempt, i don't intend on being found, or resuscitated.