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I think my mental health has got to the point where I do need some type of support. I refuse to tell my ‘friends’ or my family what’s going on, so maybe just going to the doctor might help a little. However, I don’t want medications and I don’t want to go through counselling again, the thought of telling someone so much makes me feel very uneasy. Does this mean a trip to the docs is pointless or will they help me in another way?

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Generally when people suffer mental health problems they need to talk out their problems, when this happens the sufferer generally can approach their worries and concerns in a way that helps them control and rectify the problems they suffer from.

Discussion can instigate change, change helps the sufferer move on. Sometimes medications may help to control your Depression so CPN approach your problems in a more constructive way

If you consider medications are a dead loss and CBT does not work you will need to approach your concerns in a positive way using Mindfulness. Talking to people who will listen and not judge also helps. The problem is mental health concerns and people who you think are friends are not and you become even more depressed as people start looking for your weaknesses.

Family Members may help although this can also be problematic because sometimes you may get a cursory brush off, for example, Sort yourself out ? seems to be a well worn phrase.

Make an appointment with your GP, a double one may help. Make a list of the problems you have, use that to help you explain to your GP, A treatment pathway can be introduced.

No-one along this pathway will judge and you can introduce problems you do not want to explain to those around you In a family, friend or work environment.


Hi I think in this case then going to the doctors is probably a waste of time as they only have meds and counselling to offer. If you refuse medical help then there is only the self help route available ie mindfulness, meditation, yoga etc. You could also try herbal remedies like St. John's Wort etc. but I cannot personally vouch for the effectiveness of these. Good luck. x

Hi hun, your GP does not only dish out antidepressants or counselling referrals and if you have a nice understanding one that you know, it really is worth making an appointment. Discuss how you feel and don't want AD's, when did you last have a blood test? sometimes moods can greatly be lifted by taking vitamin D or the addition of potassium into the diet, these deficiencies can be highlighted from a simple blood test.

The hardest thing is to learn self compassion and this takes time and persistence, you will hear over and over from people that have beaten depression that negative thoughts don't go away, but they learn how to just accept them as thoughts and you can stop them developing into feelings.

There is so much out there now, all of which is more or less saying the same thing but from different angles, so it's a question of finding what you can identify with.

Don't feel afraid of opening up as its good to unload and can help not bottling it up and festering.

There really can be a good side to depression in that you can come out of it stronger and happier, rather than living in fear of it returning, but it will take work just the same as it does to have a fit and healthy looking body does, our brains need the right habits and workouts.

Hope things look better soon xxx

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