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Hey there, I’m so proud of you for reaching out :)
Getting a good therapist shouldn’t be too hard… and many offer their services at reduced rates or for free depending on where you go. Here’s a post on getting low cost or free therapy : http://mentalillnessmouse.tumblr.com/post/26765509365/need-help-but-low-on-cash
Going on that vein, there are usually free therapists at schools that you can talk to. There are often more than one there so if one doesn’t suit you or you guys just don’t “click” be sure to try the other(s). And, if those other therapists don’t work, consider getting a referral from them to a local health center or if your physician can refer you to some low cost or free group sessions.
We also have the following resources for depression :Depression and Dysthymia
- Help Guide A site containing articles to help understand, help numbers, “tool kits”, and self help.
- Mental Support Community A forum to talk about regular unipolar forms of depression and how it affects your life.
- Mental Help A site that has basic information, resources, articles, and a list of books that might be helpful.
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
- FacingUs Clubhouse Wellness Tracker, Wellness Book, Crisis Planning, Etc.
- Mood Gym is an interactive website that allows you to learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.
- What is dysthymia? This is an submission from a follower explaining dysthymia.
- What is the difference between dysthymia and major depression?
- The black dog institute has some great resources for depression and bipolar disorder.
- This is a link to a great workbook you can do to teach you about coping with depression.
I highly recommend MoodGym which teaches CBT skills to cope :)
Also, consider making a comfort box for yourself too complete with support lines and support chatrooms you can go to to talk with other people. Sometimes knowing you’re not alone in it all can be of so much help <3
(the best advice a teacher has ever given me)