Post Edited (kaiti) : 10/9/2007 11:02:03 AM (GMT-6)
You are probably depressed. It is a good thing that you are thinking of seeking help early in the episode. I am sorry you feel that way, it is an aweful place to be. I have gotten help in my college before, they are actually good at what they do. They were very professional as if it were in the real world. I was an undergrad student, I am not sure how it works for grad studetns, sorry.I am going through something like that now, I have 1 more semester to finish, and my motivation went out the window almost the 1st week of school. I think a little bit of it has to do with stress. I struggle to do my homework, I am tired all the time, can't think clearly, can't sleep. I have not felt like this in a long times, and wanted to let you know that you are not alone.
Thinking of doing myself sometimes gives me a panic attack, but somehow or another it gets done. Maybe not my best work, but it gets done.You should definetly go to your counselling center and ask for help, it they can't help you they can reffer you to someone who can. Again, you are not alone.
Hang in there!
Post Edited (olivia of course) : 10/9/2007 12:42:50 PM (GMT-6)
I, too, would like to welcome you to the HW family. It certainly sounds like depression, but as Shy has said... it could be something else so a check-up at the doctor is important. The chat sessions can also be a help to people as well as depressedmom has said. You simply log in using the CHAT button in the blue bar at the top. It is like one big chat-room with a bar at the bottom of the window for typing.
All the best
Im sorry to hear that the screening wasnt as successful as you were hoping. That must have been a huge disappointment for you. I would talk to a councillor... that is a good idea, but as depressedmom has said, there are other ideas out there as well. Seeing your physician is the first thing to do (IMO) just in case it is not depression, or depression mixed with something else. I cannot see how someone diagnoses depression from a quick questionnaire... I was lead to believe that depression was more complicated than that.
Hopefully you feel you are getting the support you need from you mum and us.
Post Edited (kaiti) : 10/15/2007 8:27:11 AM (GMT-6)