I need to talk but not sure where to go
Hi all. I have been living with depression for over 18 years. I don’t take any meds and i am doing alright for the most part. My doctors know I have this condition but I have been able to use non-medicinal methods to treat it, as it comes and goes only sparingly. I am so lucky in that.
I have not seen a psychiatrist in over 10 years based on my good record. Usually when I get depressed i exercise the techniques i have learned and they seem to work. Lately however, i feel very down and there is no reason for this. my life is good. i am worried maybe something is happening chemically in my body to cause this?
anyhow, with the stigma i have been scared to ask my hospital or doctors office. i don”t want them thinking i’m a suicide case which i am not, and lock me on psych ward or something. or try to put me on drugs. but i do need to talk to someone. i just dont know who i can talk to in alberta that will talk. i just need a therapist.
if anyone has been there it would make me feel a hundred times better. thanks.