Hello! I'm new here, and honestly I just needed a place to talk about what I have been going through. I feel disconnected from the people around me, and I so desperately want to be seen by anyone. Not in the sense of having attention, just finding people who care enough to try and know the darkest parts of myself that even I am afraid of. I have struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. I finally went to the counselors office at my university and that helped a little, but eventually I was started on medication by my doctor. I had gotten to the point where my thought process and abilities were affected almost constantly. Since being on the medication, I have improved. But lately I have felt like I was going back to that bad place. I have started going back to the counselor, but I feel like I can't get her to understand how I feel. I can't communicate the feeling of a dark cloud and heavy weight hanging over me and the immense fear that always in the back of my mind. I get a lot of the same responses that don't really help anything. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid to admit that I am getting worse again because I don't want to seem like I can't handle life. But I also know that I need help, I just don't know where to get it. Any advice on what to do next?
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