A pen and a piece of paper help me in these situations.
I too write it down. Lets it out & then I can destroy it if I don't want anyone to see
Writing is good but sometimes I can't find the motivation
Volunteering is good for the spirit . Happy for you
Same here. Hope you'll feel better soon!
Feel better soon!
Sorry to hear that Janine. Hope you feel better soon
Thanks guys 🤗
Technically not true, there are psychiatric questionnaires psychologists and psychiatrists sometimes use to keep track of mood. A GP is unlikely to have these though. Sorry they were unhelpful, that sucks.
The GP should've referred you to the mental health services themselves, that's what happened to me, I saw a psychiatrist week later, this was 15+ years ago back when the NHS actually had funding though.
Maybe the GP thought you weren't seriously ill enough or something. I guess all you can do is follow what they said...
They referred me but I'll have to make my own appointment I think. If I can't show up I'll lose access to the service
They're stricter on non-shows than they used to be, which isn't ideal, but if you make it, you'll get answers and help. Good luck, Janine!
Thanks 😊 I'm trying to stay hopeful, even though my past experiences with counseling weren't that good.