Re: Mental Health
Posted by Chris on 10/30/2018, 8:07 am, in reply to "Mental Health"
I would start by either seeing your general practitioner, or a therapist. When my wife was dying from cancer, I got to a point where I had to get help or I was going to completely fall apart, and I was the only income for our family. I didn't have a general practitioner at the time, so I started with a therapist. Fortunately, I found one who was really amazing. She assisted me in setting up an appointment with a doctor (I couldn't even get myself to make appointments at that time), and over all, expertly guided me down the road to recovery. Good luck, my friend! |
PS. Don't be afraid to give anti-depressants, or anti-anxiety meds a go. I also needed sleep aids for a time. Do whatever you need to do to keep it together and don't feel any shame about it.
Ok, so here's the deal.
I've been what I felt was mentally healthy for pretty much all my life. Never had any problems with depression or anything like that. I've always had some anxiety but its never been officially diagnosed.
Well, this school year is different.
My wife and I have already decided its our last year here. Its not the worst place, but its not for us. That being said, the struggles of this year are just really bringing me down.
A combination of work issues, personal issues, the trying and failing cycle of trying to be healthy - its all brought me to a place I've never been before.
Without going into too much detail, I feel I'm having some depression and maybe even some OCD.
For those of you that have experienced this, what is the first step to take? I don't know what kind of person to see - my doctor, a therapist, a psychiatrist... my wife and I agree its at a place where I need to see a professional.
Any help would be appreciated.