This is how I did it.. I went in, by myself, without my mom or whatever and it was an appt for something else and before the doctor went out I just said, "there is also something else I wanted to ask about
." (yes) "Well, I have been feeling alot of anxiety and depression and its affecting my everyday life and I just want to know if there is anything you can do." And he asked some questions like "how is it affecting you"..I replied something like "I cant get out of bed, I never want to do anything, I dont like being around people, I have stopped being social, etc."....
Dont be scared to tell your doctor what is on your mind. thats what they are there for. Just tell them whats on your mind and they will ask you questions to learn more about what you are dealing with and how they can best help you. My doctor referred me to a therapist to talk to...and when I went to her, she set up an appointment with a psychiatrist for a mental evaluation to find out exactly what I had. now, I see both of them. the pdoc talks to be abt 30 minutes a session and we are working on getting my medication fixed so its helping me. In the mean time, I see my therapist for an hour just to talk about whatever...
Its actually alot easier than you think. Just tell your doctor how you feel and ask if there is anything they can do for you. If it is a regular doc or pediatrician they will most likely give you a referral and get you an appointment because mental health is not there specialty and they will want you to see someone who can really find out whats wrong and what you need to do. (at least thats what they did in my case)
best of luck, and if you need to talk, I am here for you. I told my doc I think when I was 15 or so.. I also talked to my school counselor for over a year before I talked to the doc and got a therapist. I just turned 18 so... I can empathize with you. good luck, and let us know what happens
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