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Default Apr 23, 2017 at 11:09 PM
Just getting out of bed and into the day is tough. And there is no one and nowhere to turn in this "mental health" thing. I don't know - is it the mental health treatment mechanism? Do they ever help or do they just try to perpetuate themselves? When I used to drink alcohol it fixed everything. Just a couple of sips and I felt safe again. Into the arms of numbness. But I stopped and I'm glad I did, except for missing that feeling. Family and fridns? Yes, I think that that is what I am missing. I tend to isolate much. At least I believe that these people give a crap. So when I am hanging out with them, I can feel a bit better (less anxious). Maybe it's a trust thing. Do YOU trust your therapist? Psychiatrist? I hope you can. All I know is that anxiety is a killer. But first it will torture. Like right now. Feel like dying and getting onto the next thing.....
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Default Apr 24, 2017 at 05:28 AM
over the years, I have 9 diffrent therapists (so fair enough, most of it was down to family meddaling)

I have had ones I don't trust, and ones I do, a little (never fully)

mental health system in the UK deserves it's own thread though

it sucks. the US handle it so much better

in the UK, if it's not like you're about to just fall off the earth any second, you can wait.

it took me ages to find help
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Default Apr 24, 2017 at 07:13 AM
It is family doctor's I don't trust. For years my bipolar was mis-diagnosed by various general practitioners as depression and/or anxiety. They never referred me further, instead treating me with the worse possible of medications that only increased or caused another problem. I ended up in a medication induces mania and finally broke down.

I have had two psychiatrists (one was for a CBT program) who I trust implicitly.
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Default Apr 24, 2017 at 11:03 AM
I went through several psychiatrists and therapists before I found the two that really help me. I know it can be frustrating. I'm sorry you're having such a tough time. You're not alone.

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Default Apr 24, 2017 at 02:57 PM
I trust my therapist and psychiatrist, but I've been with them for quite a while.
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