I am sad all the time. I have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and PTSD. I thought I was better, but I am just so sad and tired all the time now. And just being in the car in some streets is giving me panic attacks and PTSD episodes. I don't want to go back to therapy because I don't want my family to worry about me again. Is there something else that I can do?
Hiya, thanks so much for contacting us. Mental health is really important, and unfortunately a lot of people suffer from mental health issues, so you're not alone in how you're feeling. I'm sorry to hear certain situations are making you panic, I think you're doing the right thing to try to get some help. If you really don't want to go to therapy again, I'd suggest perhaps talking to your doctor to see if there's any other methods they can suggest, some services offer online counselling and other tools to help people, your doctor may also be able to suggest support groups, which is something you could also look into. Some people also find exercise or hobbies help them to feel better, if this is something you're comfortable doing.
I do think therapy would be a good route to go down, however I can understand it's scary when you think it's going to make your family worry. Your family care about you, they'll want you to get access to the best help possible, and I'm sure they would really want you to do what you think will help you. I'd really encourage you to reconsider and/or talk to your family about this, as you need to do what's going to be best for you. If you don't feel comfortable telling your family but still want therapy, most services are confidential so won't tell your parents anything, or that you've even contacted them. Good luck! - Emmy
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