Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up


All communities will be placed in read-only mode (you will be able to see and search for posts but not start or reply to discussions) as we conduct maintenance. We will make another announcement when posting is re-opened. Thank you for your continued support and patience, and if you have any further questions, please email

Yours in health,
WebMD Community Management

Please take some time to click through these links to find out more about our community.

What is a Trigger and When to Trigger a Post
How and Why to Report a Post
Visit our Crisis Assistance Link for resources. For immediate help, call 911 or get to the ER.

robynmeiriona posted:
Hi all,[br>I'm new to the chat boards and new to seeking help for my depression. I was wondering how others deal with the stigma of mental illnesses? And the embarrassment of having other know about your condition?[br>I'm a college student and recently had to "confess" about my depression to a teacher. I had been in a down spiral, and unable to concentrate on work, and thus didn't finish an important assignment on time. I wanted to explain myself to this teacher as I care about the class and am usually a very good student. He was understanding and gave me a bit of extra time to finish the assignment. Though, now I'm embarrassed that he knows this about me and saw me in a moment of weakness. I guess I'm worried that he is judging me. I'm not sure how to handle future interactions with him.[br>Has anyone ever been in a similar situation? Any advice/tips?[br>Thanks!
robynmeiriona responded:
Sorry for the weird format... I copied and pasted from an older post that I think I posted in the wrong area.
lexismom11 responded:
I think as time goes on and you realize that there are a lot of people who suffer from depression, your feelings will change some. You won't feel so embarrassed about others knowing you suffer from depression. It doesn't make you less of a person or less worthy of respect or dignity, it just means you have issues that you deal with. Having to tell someone is hard, I know because I have been in that position. Just know that you are probably judging yourself harsher then your teacher is judging you. He wouldn't have given you more time if you didn't deserve it and he didn't have some sort of compassion in him. Just keep being the good student you are. When I had to tell my employer because I needed time off, it was hard, but I had to keep doing my job when I got back and that was the difference in how they thought of me.

Featuring Experts

Thomas L. Schwartz, MD, received his medical degree from and completed his residency in adult psychiatry at the State University of New York (SUNY) Up...More

Helpful Tips

Ways to help depression
I thought I'd make a little list of things that have helped me, so we can all add to it and help each other. Who knows what we may find, if ... More
Was this Helpful?
51 of 53 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.