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tresspass
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   Posted 2/14/2006 3:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok any advice? Anyone been to see a nurse about depression? What will it be like? i have finally made an appointment to go see a nurse for advice but im embarrassed and scared as to how they will react? Can they force someone to see a councellor? etc

recently at a party i got drunk and ended up cutting my wrists, i only remember cutting one arm and i remeber being really annoyed because the razor broke in my hand, but suicide isn't what i want to do, i know it was probably because of the alcohol i had drunk. i wouldn't kill myself whilst sober, though i have tyhought about it, its not my style, it would hurt too many people i love, hence i finally decided to go to the nurse.

I don't know why i am so depressed, i have an amazing life, good friends, i get high grades at uni without attending many lectures and i have an awesome job yet i just cant seem to appreciate any of it or enjoy it, i feel selfish andhorrid. Hopefully it will go ok 2day.

Sorry for the long rant im just nervous and a little confused. Thanks for any info confused

ShynSassy
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   Posted 2/14/2006 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
hi tresspass
I am not understanding the nurse deal..will there be a regular doctor there to talk too?
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els
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   Posted 2/14/2006 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi tresspass,  Are you in America?  Your area maybe be of some difference to answer your question.  However, In my experience and education, a nurse or nurse practitioner can not force you to see a counselor.  There is a side to this though, if you have harmed your self and you see a physician and they feel that you are a threat to your self or others they can report this to local authorities and get a court order to have a 48 hour commitment.  This is just usually in extreme cases though.  If you explain that you had no intention to harm yourself and were under the influence of alcohol there should be no problem.

I would wonder why you cut yourself while being drunk though?You state that "you don't know why your depressed" perhaps counseling is a good idea for you?


~elisha


tresspass
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   Posted 2/14/2006 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm in the uk. Going to a nurse because i havent seen my doctor much feel i can trust the nurse more.
I used to see a couple of counselors, it just made things worse i find, but thanks for the inf. maybe its worth trying someone else. sorry for confusion eyes

els
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   Posted 2/14/2006 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
no confusion at all, you just wrote like you were in a different country is all.  And I am sure it would make a difference as to how they do things there.  I think it is definitely worth trying a different counselor.  It cant hurt, maybe you will like this new one hopefully???  Welcome to healing well by the way.........



~elisha


bluemeanies
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   Posted 2/15/2006 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
If you need to be on an anti-depressant you will need to see a doctor for the perscription. I'm not sure how much help a nurse will be. Drinking alone does not make you want to kill yourself, please follow thru with the visit. It is never easy to tell someone about how you are feeling but try to be honest with them. I hope they can help.

Moonflower
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   Posted 2/15/2006 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not from the Uk but I imagine the nurse would give you information and refer you to other resources. I'm from Canada and when I went to my regular doctor for my depression, she asked me questions about my diet, excercise, events in my life, anything that may be the root of the depression. She also asked about my symptoms and stuff. Then she gave me a little information booklet and referred me to a counsillor. Some counsillors are more helpful than others, the nurse may be able to recommend a really good one that would work for you. Let us know how it goes for you

tresspass
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   Posted 2/16/2006 4:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the response guys :-) I went to see the nurse and she referred me to a doctor. Both were really nice and friendly, i've been put on some anti-depressants i will be returning to the dr in 4 weeks to see how things are going and talk about possible counsellor.
Thanks again guys
xx

els
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   Posted 2/16/2006 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so glad that everything worked out for you.  Also that you are pleased with your physicians.  It takes a lot of courage to take that first step....you did it!

~elisha
 

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