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I have many symptoms of depression and even if I don't have it I just really want some help.
However the NHS says 'Go see your GP' or 'Call 111' but I don't want to do either. I don't want to tell my parents (Not right now anyway) and my Dad is a GP so my Doctor works with my Dad, I've also never been so it would be difficult for me to go alone and know what to do. I don't want to call anyone because I don't like phone calls and the idea of calling 111 about this would just make me quite uncomfortable. I think another thing I really want is to just talk everything through, I've been to counselling at my college but I didn't find that she helped, I talked about everything which was nice to do, in some ways, but I never really felt any better.
Could anyone tell me a way I can talk to a Doctor or specialist help without going to my Doctors or calling anyone? Maybe an official online thing?
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I have many symptoms of depression and even if I don't have it I just really want some help.
However the NHS says 'Go see your GP' or 'Call 111' but I don't want to do either. I don't want to tell my parents (Not right now anyway) and my Dad is a GP so my Doctor works with my Dad, I've also never been so it would be difficult for me to go alone and know what to do. I don't want to call anyone because I don't like phone calls and the idea of calling 111 about this would just make me quite uncomfortable. I think another thing I really want is to just talk everything through, I've been to counselling at my college but I didn't find that she helped, I talked about everything which was nice to do, in some ways, but I never really felt any better.
Could anyone tell me a way I can talk to a Doctor or specialist help without going to my Doctors or calling anyone? Maybe an official online thing?
Thank you.
Have you thought about the Samaritans or someone like that? You can just talk through things that way, and I think they have some kind of online/email service now too if you'd find it easier to type than talk. That or if you're at university Nightline do a similar thing, but specifically by/for people of a similar age to you? There's always the mental health support society on here, no-one there is a professional but we're a pretty friendly bunch and people do try and help each other as much as they can- sometimes it's just nice to talk to someone who has been or is going through a similar thing to you I find, but it may not be what you're looking for.


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Have you thought about the Samaritans or someone like that? You can just talk through things that way, and I think they have some kind of online/email service now too if you'd find it easier to type than talk. That or if you're at university Nightline do a similar thing, but specifically by/for people of a similar age to you? There's always the mental health support society on here, no-one there is a professional but we're a pretty friendly bunch and people do try and help each other as much as they can- sometimes it's just nice to talk to someone who has been or is going through a similar thing to you I find, but it may not be what you're looking for.


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I will probably try those as talking things through does help a little.
Although is there anything I can do to talk to someone who is a professional, like a doctor? Without going to the doctors or calling.
Thank you for your reply.
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Have you heard of sites like moodjuice? Well worth a look and a read through.
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I will probably try those as talking things through does help a little.
Although is there anything I can do to talk to someone who is a professional, like a doctor? Without going to the doctors or calling.
Thank you for your reply.
Not that I can think of, I think other than a counsellor your GP is about the only option for that. The samaritans and people are all trained, but obviously they can't actually diagnose you or anything like that- they're just there as someone to talk to when you need it.

Edit: What sherbet_lemons said is also a good idea! :yep:

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Have you heard of sites like moodjuice? Well worth a look and a read through.
Having a look now, thank you
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Not that I can think of, I think other than a counsellor your GP is about the only option for that. The samaritans and people are all trained, but obviously they can't actually diagnose you or anything like that- they're just there as someone to talk to when you need it.

Edit: What sherbet_lemons said is also a good idea! :yep:

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Okay, could I see a Doctor without going to my GP?
I don't really know how to go about going to the Doctors as I've never been before, which sounds stupid not knowing how to but...
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Having a look now, thank you
No worries! Moodjuice in particular I found very informative and useful. And I was asked to work through the online booklets my my GP when I first asked for help RE mh issues.
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Okay, could I see a Doctor without going to my GP?
I don't really know how to go about going to the Doctors as I've never been before, which sounds stupid not knowing how to but...
You could ask to see a different one, but it would still be at the same surgery? Depending on how old you are they shouldn't say anything to your dad anyway because of confidentiality rules, I can definitely see your concern though.


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You could ask to see a different one, but it would still be at the same surgery? Depending on how old you are they shouldn't say anything to your dad anyway because of confidentiality rules, I can definitely see your concern though.


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He is a big part of the surgery and so it would be very difficult to go and him not know. Also all the Doctors know me because I am his daughter so it would be awkward to talk to anyone there about it
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He is a big part of the surgery and so it would be very difficult to go and him not know. Also all the Doctors know me because I am his daughter so it would be awkward to talk to anyone there about it
Yeah, I thought that might be the case I'm not sure what else to suggest though, without moving to another surgery which probably wouldn't be possible and they'd also know about. You could always say you were going about something else, but that wouldn't solve the talking to them about it thing (although that shouldn't be an issue- my GP used to know my dad and if anything it actually helps a bit as he knows what he's like!). Sorry, that's probably not a lot of help! Hopefully someone else will come up with a better idea for you


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Yeah, I thought that might be the case I'm not sure what else to suggest though, without moving to another surgery which probably wouldn't be possible and they'd also know about. You could always say you were going about something else, but that wouldn't solve the talking to them about it thing (although that shouldn't be an issue- my GP used to know my dad and if anything it actually helps a bit as he knows what he's like!). Sorry, that's probably not a lot of help! Hopefully someone else will come up with a better idea for you


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I would say I want to go and not tell them why but it would be stange and also they might think its something worse (eg pregnancy) so.. I'll see what I can do about that.
Thank you for your help, I appreciate it.
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