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Mental Health *CAUTION: POTENTIAL MATURE TOPICS WARNING*

I noticed we didn't have a general mental health board. Here, you can ask for advice for yourself, find support, and ask questions about how to help loved ones. Whether you're feeling stressed out, anxious, depressed, or anything else, you can rant and ask for advice here. You will not be judged for anything. We're all here to help each other. <3

A few notes and warnings: This is NOT an alternative to a therapist, if you think you or someone you love may seriously injure themselves, SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP IMMEDIATELY. There are many mental health call and text lines for support and advice when you can't see someone in person, and if you're feeling really down I implore you to seek help from the adults in your life as soon as you can. If you believe someone close to you may be in danger, please inform a trustworthy adult to help you assist them in any way possible.

Also, to more sensitive members, it's possible that some more mature topics might be discussed here. Just a heads up if that bothers you.

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  • Can I PM someone?
  • Can I please PM someone? I would love some advice about some stuff, but mostly I just want to rant. (I will be discussing mental health and some of the topics surrounding it)
    • Mod S2S Mentor
      You can PM me if you want to :-)
    • Mod S2S Mentor
      You can definitely PM me, if you want; I can't promise advice (though I'd do my best, depending on what it is), but I'm always open to ranting. <3
    • You can PM me, if you want.
  • I was diagnosed with depression early this year, but I literally haven't been able to see my doctor since then. My dad got a new job recently, which is really awesome and it means a lot of great things, but insurance for my brother and I haven't been set up yet so I can't have a doctor's appointment. I don't desperately need one, but it would be really comforting if I could get one. I am 90% sure that I also have some sort of anxiety disorder (but I'm not going to proclaim anything until I get medical reassurance that I do). I think that this stuff is related to my struggle with gender and sexuality and my difficulty with figuring it out. I've been questioning myself a LOT recently, and it's making me doubt everything that I claim to be. But I don't want to un-come out and then have to re-come out again. I've talked to my mom about it, but she's had a history of saying that she'll do something but then I'll ask her three weeks later and the cycle will repeat.
    • I'm really sorry about all that. I don't have any diagnosed mental illness (though I think I might have or be developing depression and possibly some kind of anxiety disorder), but I can relate to a lot of this. I want to see a doctor and therapist about my mental health, but I won't be able to for another few months at least, because my family has a lot going on right now. I wish I could sooner, but that's pretty much impossible. So I kind of feel like I'm just sitting here steadily worsening with nothing I can do about it. And ditto about questioning yourself—I first started questioning my sexuality when I was 11, and since then I've branched out and started questioning my gender, mental health condition, and just my general personality, I guess. It's all caused me a lot of stress and greif, and now I've gotten to the point where it seems like I never feel secure about anything about myself anymore.

      I'm sorry. I didn't mean to make this all about myself and my issues. I'm afraid I don't have any advice to offer, either. I really hope you start feeling better as soon as possible, though. And in the mean time, take care of yourself, and know that we're always here for you on NMG if you ever need to talk or vent or anything. *hugs* <33
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