Hi, does anyone know if there are any sources of free therapy/counseling for depression in the San Fernando Valley?
I really want to seek professional, outside help, but it's hard for me to do so because I've just moved back in with my parents and I am still dependent on them for medical insurance, so they basically control all of that...and because of cultural beliefs and practices, turning to them for help or seeking help through their insurance is out of the question. I've begun to look into some support groups, but the idea of one on one counseling really speaks to me.
I've never been diagnosed formally with clinical depression, as I've never been able to seek help, but I've struggled with depressive behavior for what seems like forever. It's gotten especially bad lately...I just moved back home after graduating from college and I feel so lost and overwhelmed and lonely and worthless. The past few weeks have been hard...I've experienced bouts of uncontrollable crying and panicking, and I've been so overwhelmed that I've sometimes. I've been feeling so lonely and worthless. Yesterday was especially bad...I was supposed to be just having a few drinks with my boyfriend to relax and have fun, but everything spun out of control...I ended up causing an argument and sobbing uncontrollably, and I broke open his window screen and leaned out, about to jump...and then I realized what I was doing. I've often thought of...but that's the closest it's gotten and it scares me. Please help, I've been struggling so hard and I feel like nothing I do works, and it's time to seek outside help. Can anyone recommend any resources?