My name is Megan and I suffer from depression and anxiety. I was diagnosed with depression when I was 12 and anxiety when I was about 17. I knew I had anxiety way before I was diagnosed, but was too afraid to seek treatment. I had seen a therapist when I was 12, but he only made me feel worse. He constantly told my mom that I was fine after I confided in him about things I hadn't told anyone else. He even once told me to "loosen up because guys don't like girls like you". I didn't go back after that. I was afraid everyone would judge me for going on meds, but I made the choice for myself, not for them. I've felt somewhat better since being on meds, but lately it's been bad. I've been sad all the time and constantly trying to find reasons that I should get up in the morning. My partner helps me some of the time, but there are days that I just don't feel like anything can help me. I decided talking to people that deal with the same mental illnesses that I do can help me find ways to make it through the day, one day at a time. I need to talk to people that understand.