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Time:06:33 pm
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I posted here awhile ago..

I joined Revivre - Quebec Anxiety, Depressive and Bipolar Disorder Support Association.. in hopes that maybe they could point me in the right direction.

So I finally go there today, and basically get told that they can't do anything for me.. except give me their hotline number. I wasn't expecting like OH HERES A DOCTOR YOU CAN SEE ASAP sort of thing. I guess I wanted to be pointed in a direction.. since I don't know what to do really. I literally started to cry in front of them, and just left after.

Its so hard to reach out sometimes.. and it being very hard for me to go and ask for help, it was pretty bad that I sort of got rejected in a way.

So, I hope you guys can help me out.

I want to find out whats wrong with me... because every year it's affecting my life more and more. Basically.. I have suicidial thoughts almost every week. It comes and goes.. but it does get a lot worse in Fall. I don't self-harm.. or abuse alcohol/drugs. My mind can't think straight when I feel suicidial. I overthink and worry too much.. and overreact easily. I clearly know when I'm not thinking straight.. but can't do much to make it go away. Ive been like this since I was a preteen..

Thanks.
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shade_o_matic
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Time:2009-07-21 11:07 pm (UTC)
It sounds like depression. And I've had pretty much the same results trying to get help through other avenues here. Depression just isn't understood/taken seriously, although if you have a good family doctor, they can help you immensely. I just went to a clinic near my house and saw a doctor there and let them know I thought I had depression and she really helped me a lot. So I recommend that. For the rest, let your doctor guide you and I wish you lots of luck.

I also recommend buying a daylight lamp. They cost around 200$ and mine has really helped me a lot.
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crazy_female
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Time:2009-07-21 11:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

Where can you buy those? and um.. after I turned 18 I pretty much lost my doctor.
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shade_o_matic
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Time:2009-07-21 11:55 pm (UTC)
Well like I said, I just went to a clinic close by and saw the doctor on call. She turned out to be a godsend for me. So that's what I suggest. And if the first doctor you see is no help, just keep trying.
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brillobox
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Time:2009-07-22 02:05 am (UTC)
I agree with the walk-in clinic approach, when you have no other option. Ask if they can refer you to a psychiatrist, or if they can treat you directly. If you want to give me your e-mail address, I can also send you the info of the walk-in clinic I go to regularly. There are two GPs there who have an interest in mental health and have treated me as well as a couple of family members and friends and aren't afraid to give you the time to really listen to what your problem is and discuss options with you openly and respectfully. The downside is that it's not exactly central, and the clinic is overloaded as it is, so the wait times are often brutal (think 2-4 hours).
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leftof_thedial
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Time:2009-07-22 01:15 am (UTC)
Daylight lamps are available anywhere, I think. Walmart has them, even.
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urbangeo
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Time:2009-07-22 04:34 am (UTC)
I think brillobox's suggestion is best and will increase your chances of getting someone who will help you. You should try to go as soon as you can since there is usually a waiting list to see a psychiatrist.

For counselling, the Argyle Institute has been recommended here several times though I haven't used them myself. No referral needed, just call them.

http://www.argyleinstitute.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=2&Itemid=25

Also check to see if there's a nurse or doctor that you can see at your school. You may be able to see someone quicker that way, and they may also have free counselling services you can use.

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