Having a rough time, need some support

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Lazuli
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Date Joined Aug 2011
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   Posted 8/7/2011 1:00 AM (GMT -6)   
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?

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   Posted 8/7/2011 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
 
Welcome to the forum.  I googled what you are looking for and this is what I came up with:
 
 
It is that easy actually.  I hope that you can find some low cost counseling. 
 
I had to edit your post as we aren't allowed to discuss suicide or self harm.  I can see that you are truly suffering.  I am glad that you are seeking help.  Coming here helps too.  So don't be afraid to post when you need to.  Within the rules.
 
I hope that you get counseling soon.
 
Here are a couple sites that are online and free that might help you too.
 
 
 
I hope that this helps.
 
Hugs, Karen
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Lazuli
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   Posted 8/7/2011 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry about that, Karen, I guess I didn't thoroughly read over the rules :/ but thank you so much for your help! I appreciate it so much!

getting by
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   Posted 8/7/2011 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Lazuli,

Do keep posting as we are here to help you.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies
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