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Title: When is it time to seek professional help?
Post by: frankfromatlanta on October 23, 2009, 03:08:40 pm
How do you know when it is time to get help? I struggle occasionally when deadlines at work get crazy. I'm moody at home and just generally miserable.

It always passes but I can be a pretty miserable person for a couple of days.

Is this just normal stress reaction or something more?
Title: Re: When is it time to seek professional help?
Post by: alibasterskin on October 28, 2009, 03:47:46 pm
Frank,

I think it depends on the kind of help and how bad things are. I have depression and panic attacks, so sometimes my anxiety is completely unmanageable and I can't be around people or have to leave suddenly. I'm on meds and I see a wonderful therapist. They both seem to help. I also have depression.

Do you have insurance? It might make sense to try and see a therapist and see what they say. Maybe it's just life stuff going on for you, and you'll feel better if you deal with what's stressing you out. If it's more serious, you might need extra help.

Good luck, and let us know what you decide to do.
 :)
Title: Re: When is it time to seek professional help?
Post by: frankfromatlanta on November 06, 2009, 12:41:07 pm
Thank you so much for the feedback. I've been doing better the last couple of weeks so I'm holding off for now.

Of course I'm currently without insurance too. Trying to work out a solution there. Hopefully soon.
Title: Re: When is it time to seek professional help?
Post by: BiPolarBear on November 23, 2009, 12:46:53 am
Hi Frank,

If you don't have insurance currently possible you might want to give support groups a go, there are a few major organizations that have web sites that have chapters in each state, not sure where you are.  One group is DBSA (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance) the other is NAMI (National Association on Mental Illness).

Good luck,