I have no idea who or where to ask. This site seems to be the goldmine. I recently realised I could be suffering from depression. I went on a trip to see my uncle (200 odd miles away) and we decided to go out for the night, with his friedn who was quite open about his depression and experiences. I decided to open up about how I was feeling etc. My uncle overheard and has now told my family. I was very heartbroken to start with, then realised he was just worried and wanted people closer to me to know so they could help me. When I found out my mum had been told I broke down to her, I didn't want her to know first off, never mind being 'last to know'. I thought at first this helped me, but I feel so much worse and have decided I want to speak to my GP. Whenever I phone my doctors you have to describe the illness or what is wrong with you etc. I just feel silly, or feel like it won't be taken seriously if I phone up and ask for an appointment about depression. Any tips or advice would be a massive help. I really would love to speak to someone professional.