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hi, my girlfriend seems to...
hi, my girlfriend seems to be suffering from some kind of depression. she showing all the symptoms irritability, low self-steam, unexplainable crying, hopelessness which is affecting to the point dat she is not able to even hold a job cause she feels "shes not capable" of performing good at it!.....because of dat she doesnt have health insurance which makes things more difficult and challenging; dats y im here.....what should i do?
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Hi. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm pleased to try to help you today.

I'm sorry to hear that your girlfriend is having these problems. It sounds like she is really struggling with some depression and self-esteem issues right now. You are doing the right thing by encouraging her to look at the good things in her life, and by being loving and supportive. But sometimes, with depression, those things aren't enough. So I would agree with you that some medication intervention might be necessary and appropriate. Have her talk with her Dr. about getting some antidepressant medication, and perhaps some short term counseling. If finances are an issue, then contact the community health center where you live, and they should be able to direct you to whatever low-income medical care is available in your area.

Best wishes, and please let me know if I can answer any further questions. Tamara
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