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Date Posted: 07:54:37 12/11/15 Fri
Author: more
Subject: Talk to your doc, but if he/she won't listen, don't stop talking.
In reply to: Mom 's message, "I thinkI am suffering from depression. On the surface I probably" on 06:56:37 12/10/15 Thu

If you are asking, you probably really need help. If your doc won't provide, help, don't stop there. Call a counselor, call another doc, call someone. If your doc doesn't give you help, don't just stop. Can you get someone close to you to help you find help? It can be overwhelming to think about telling anyone -even your doc- if you can get someone to help make sure you get help, it will be better for you.

My niece was told by her doc that she was just feeling normal college overload of a very difficult major and not to worry about it. She approached him twice with it in the beginnings of "something isn't right". Eventually she tried to commit suicide and dang near succeeded. She spent 3 days in a coma and no one was sure if she would wake up and if she did if she would have brain function beyond a toddler. Beyond all hope, she woke up fine and terribly embarrassed. No loss of brain function at all. She is now in counseling and (the biggie, I think) on antidepressant / anti-anxiety medication. That was a year ago and she is doing great.

Please ask for help and ask for it until someone is willing to hear you.

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