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Years of depression
An_245702 posted:
Hi, I'm a 27 years old girl and since I was 13 I have had feelings of sadness, guilt, hopeless, worthlessness, anxiety, insomnia and eating disorders that never goes away. I had think to kill myself several times and I even cut myself for many years, although I have manage to stop it for the last year. I have never speak of this to anyone, and this is my first time doing it. I'm tired of feeling the way I do all the time, I know that I must see a professional but I only have money enough to live month true month. Is anybody have any advice or help to give me I would really appreciate.
MyRain responded:
Hi and welcome to the forum,
I'm so sorry that you have suffered for so many years and can't afford treatment right now. Susie Margaret has put together a great list of free and low cost care options - see the link below. Please continue to post here. We know what its like to be depressed and we do not judge.
Thomas L Schwartz, MD responded:
Hello- so step 1 is sharing here. I think you may have a type of depression where once a week psychotherapy would help a lot. Please ask your general doctor to refer you to a psychologist for psychotherapy. Be honest and open about the depression and cutting so you can get help and start doing better/. I would specifically ask for a psychologist who can do psychodynamic therapy or DBT therapy as these seem very helpful to others with your type of depression
An_245702 replied to Thomas L Schwartz, MD's response:

Thank you so much for your help, I don't have a general doctor, but I went to a free clinic and they are trying to help, I will ask the doctor in there about the therapies you are suggesting me. I must say that talking helps a lot, but it's too hard to tell everything. I'll keep trying, thanks again...
niteflier replied to An_245702's response:
hi AN 702, welcome to the family. I am glad you went to a free clinic for the help that you need.
i too understand that it is hard to tell everything. that is why this room is so great. there is no timelimit, nor expectation of 'telling' everything. if you are ready to tell everything, you will. if not thats ok too, we are here for each other.
please keep posting and let us know if the clinic was able to help you. if not, there may be other options out there that someone here can suggest.

hang in there, be kind to yourself, we are here if you just need to chat about the weather to get through the dark times.


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