Depression and Anxiety

Hi I'm Kenzie. I have depression and anxiety. Honestly my anxiety bothers me more pretty much all day. I can't remember things, concentrate, enjoy things. I'm even scared to move on with my life, get a job, or answer questions in school. And my depression kinda just hits me out of no where. I'll be enjoying time with my friends and then suddenly I just don't want to exist or cry in a corner. My problem is my dad thinks anxiety and depression are made up in people's heads even though I've went to a doctor whom suggested therapy. My mom has them to and understands but she works all the time and doesn't have the money. What should I do??

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  • I'm sorry you're having to go through this, stay strong. Have you done any research on coping mechanisms for your anxiety? The majority here know and understand how you feel and what you're going through.

  • Thank you, it means a lot to know there are other people out there who understand

  • I completly understand anxiety!! You're not alon. It's so hard for people to understand the struggle with mental illness when they don't have it. So, you're dad isn't wrong for feeling how he does, he just doesn't understand what mental illness is. A way to help him with that is to print some articles and let him read them and show him where it is actually a chemical imbalance. Now to the therapy... there are so many resources where you can get free therapy!! Please Google it and search your area. They are all over the place! I'd be more than happy to help you locate some if you need help.

  • Thank you so much.

  • Kenzie, I am sorry to hear you feeling so bad. But you need to have a therapist, someone who can guide you. Are you on your parents insurance? If not look for a low priced clinic or try to get on Medicaid. I have anxiety, depression and OCD. I am 60 and have been on Medicaid since my forties. Talk to your Mom about it she may be able to get you meds and a therapist. God bless

    LD

  • Thank you. It means a lot

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