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OK.... I think I understand better now... thank you for the clarification!!
I want you to know that if you are feeling depressed or anxious, that there are people who can help you through regular office hours; such as a counselor, a psychotherapist, someone who takes appointments outside of work hours. When you go to these clinics or the ER, and you are crying and sad and depressed and anxious, all they can do is call an ambulance and hospitalize you, as there are no staff in these places to work with you in that capacity. If you call a local counseling office and ask for an appointment, the treatment is done on an out-patient basis... so no worries!! Depression is a common thing; there are some great treatments and medications that will have you feeling better than you've felt in awhile! However, if you are feeling suicidal, of course a more intensive treatment must be used, so if this is what is going on, please take care of yourself and agree to the help. Either way, this can be resolved; proof is out there! You can work with your chosen professional to find some treatment that will work... so don't go on suffering any longer. First thing tomorrow, call a counseling agency near you and make the appointment. You deserve to take good care of yourself!! If you had a disease of the body, you wouldn't wait to get treatment, so don't think that your emotional/mental health is any less important. Let me know how it goes! This chat will remain in the my questions tab at the top of your screen so that you can access it, or me, again at any point. I will be waiting to hear good news!! :-)
Ok... so you are cutting? We can talk about this here; this is something that I can offer suggestions for! It is up to you--- do you want to discuss this particular issue? If so, I am here!
It sounds like you have convinced yourself that there is no help available, and I know for a fact that this isn't a fact... and you don't have to suffer. Cutting is just a way of getting the body to release natural pain-killing chemicals into the bloodstream, and you can easily get on an antidepressant which will solve the problem. You don't have to tell the therapist that you are self-harming until if and when you feel safe to do so. Just disclose the depression to start with, and get some suggestions for managing it. There is no reason to commit someone for simple depression... and you will find that I am correct on this if you take the advice. I wish you all the best and hope you choose to make that call tomorrow.
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