When we are struggling with depression or any mental illness, we can feel like we need to fall apart completely and end up in the hospital in order to get help.
I know that not all clinicians (ie. mental health professionals) are great at their jobs, but I hope some of my ideas help you better speak up and get the help that you need now!
It’s okay to be a bit pushy, and assertive with people. Make sure you let them know that you are functioning, but the next step for you is hospitalization and you are hoping they can help you stop that from happening. But the pressure on them to help you. You deserve to get support and you shouldn’t have to fall completely apart in order to get it. So speak up, be pushy and get the help you deserve.
Please share any tips or tricks that work in your area or that have worked in your experience. The more we share, the better off we all are 🙂 xoxo
Here’s todays’ question: Hi kati, I was wondering if you could talk about depression when you’re still functioning? No one is taking me seriously and I feel to stop functioning is the only way to get help. I have social/general anxiety so routine and “functioning” is essential for my recovery from that and is the only reason I manage to go to school etc. How can I get the help I need? Thank you!
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