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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    If you are feeling suicidal, it might help to read this:

    I don't have have social anxiety disorder, or depression, so I can't say I know how you feel, but I can understand a small part of the way there.

    The best advice I can offer is:
    ¬Talk about it. Talking on here is a really good thing- grats on doing that. Also, you could try talking to parents, other family members, your GP, other online communities (such as facebook), people at where you study
    ¬Think in terms of individual achievements. When you get a piece of social interaction that goes well (let it be anything. e.g. a brief conversation with a tutor) then remind yourself that you've just achieved that. You could do the same with the things youd like to improve like weight, but personally I would focus on the confidence and state of mind and the rest will follow.
    ¬It's important that you tell your GP that you think your symptoms might be worsening due to the medication. Do this as soon as you can, they should treat this as a priority.
    ¬Perhaps talk to some others with similar conditions (depression etc)- there will be many communities on line and it could really help you feel less alone.

    I hope that you can work forward and improve things, and if you feel you need to vent at any point, continue to just reach out and talk to someone. It may help a lot simply to tell someone how you're feeling even if they have no constructive advice to offer right then.

    Thanks for the info, I appreciate it.

    (Original post by 89murph)
    Thanks for the info, I appreciate it.
    No problem at all, any time xxx
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