(Closed) PLEASE COMMENT ASAP! DEPRESSION/Relationship worries

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

DEFINATELY bring it up while you are there. They should be able to offer some advice and might be able to get you to see people in the counceling department ASAP. It is great that you recognised something is off and you reached out. Good Luck!

Post # 4
8438 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

It could be depression. I suggest going and talking to a counsellor. Since you are in college is there any serices available to you? You need to be proactive especially since what steps you do or don’t take now could affect your future (such as messing up college and getting kicked out). Talk to a counsellor and maybe take a leave from college.

I hope you seek help and get on the road to being well soon.

Post # 5
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yes, this sounds like depression.  And yes, you need to bring it up at the allergy appointment.  DO NOT HESITATE!  True depression is debilitating and it can be hard to bring it up, so jump on the opportunity now!!

Hang in there and do what your doctor says (but don’t take no for an answer if you don’t feel like you’re being taken seriously.  This is your health and your future!).

[EDIT:  I did not see the above posters when I wrote this.  My guess is this is something that will require more than just counseling–you’re being affected very strongly on a physical level, so you MUST bring it up with your doctor as well.]

Post # 7
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@KaylieJordan14:  Try the health office. You need to talk with a medical councelor, not an acadmic counselor.

Post # 8
748 posts
Busy bee

You need to talk to a psychologist. See if your campus has an office of psychological services (most do). They will help refer you to a depression specialist. DON’T IGNORE THIS, please!

Post # 9
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@KaylieJordan14:  All residential colleges are required to have some mental health services available to students, whether it be referals or on-staff therapists. You need to see someone immediately. Do not talk to an academic counselor about this. Go straight to your school’s health center. And since they didn’t call you back, speak to someone in person, even if it is the doctor you are seeing now.I read your last post about church. Perhaps speak to your pastor about referals.

Reading your post, I see a lot of what I went through when I was a freshman in college and dealing with depression/anxiety. Your writing style and wording also shows symptoms of anxiety.

If you do not work to make this better, it will not solve yourself. Depression isn’t a cold that will go away on its own. There may be better days, but there will never be a time when it is gone fully. My advice, as someone who suffers from sometimes crippling anxiety, is to discuss this openly with your SO and a close family member. 

Post # 10
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You need to bring this up at your appointment, asap. Your previous posts seem tinged with anxiety, panic and worry.  Often depression and anxiety run together.  

It sounds like your “counselor,” is an academic counselor.  This is a health issue, and you need to take charge of your well-being.  Talk with your student health services and tell them what’s going on. 

Post # 11
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

All schools have a mental health counciling program that is free. Go to the health services area and ask. If you haven’t heard backkeepcalling 

Post # 14
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

If you can’t meet with someone from your college, then maybe tell your parents how you’re feeling, and if you’re under their health insurance still, then see someone outside of your college but within your network.

My college’s “mental health” facilities are pretty much a joke, and didn’t help at all. I had an incredibly tough time during freshman year (stemming from my high school ex, and not adjusting well to college life) and I suffered really horrible bouts of anxiety and depression. My grades tanked, I cried all the time, and I was very very suicidal. The only thing that really kept me alive was thinking about how far my parents would have to travel and the time spent and sadness they’d experience while cleaning out my dorm room after I killed myself.

Later, I changed majors, dumped my toxic freshman year pseudo-friends, met now-Fiance, studied abroad, and really pulled my life together. I hope you can get the help you need and do the same!

Edit: I went back and read some of your previous posts, and you sound like you’re really struggling to keep yourself together. I really really think you should speak to any counselor, therapist, or mental health rep that can help to put your life and emotions back on track 🙁

I also think that you should stop worrying about your relationship at the moment, and focus on yourself and your emotions and thoughts. Your boyfriend will be there for you, and if he is not supportive in your time of need, then he isn’t the right one for you. I know that’s hard to hear, but that is similar to what I went through. If you worry about everything but yourself, nothing will work out because you’ll stretch yourself too thin. You need to bring yourself back to center, learn to love yourself and live your OWN life happily, then those who love us will follow.

Post # 16
748 posts
Busy bee

@KaylieJordan14:  If your health center can’t help, then try to go to a priest or pastor… they are the next best thing unless you can get a referral to a mental health practitioner. More people experience this than you think… you’re definitely not alone!

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