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    I have depression, anxiety and OCD. My parents don't believe that MH exists how do I get help? I've been living with anxiety for as long as I can remember, OCD for over half my life and moderate depression for 2-3yrs.
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    How old are you? You could try going to your GP to get help.
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    How old are you? You could try going to your GP to get help.
    I'm 15 so don't exactly know how I'd get to a GP on my own which is kinda the issue
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    You can have a GP appointment alone - take the bus or a taxi? Worth it for the sake of your health. Alternatively ask a friend or adult you trust to take you

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    You can have a GP appointment alone - take the bus or a taxi? Worth it for the sake of your health. Alternatively ask a friend or adult you trust to take you

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    Yeah, ummm I live in a little village where there are no buses and I can't afford a taxi besides my parents would get suspicious
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    Yeah, ummm I live in a little village where there are no buses and I can't afford a taxi besides my parents would get suspicious
    How do you get home from school/college? Could you say you need to stay late one day and go to the GP then, even if it means going back to school for them to pick you up afterwards? I used to be the same but my sister did that a few times, I always got too scared and put it off but honestly going is the best option if you can. It's terrifying particularly the first time but definitely worth it afterwards!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm 15 so don't exactly know how I'd get to a GP on my own which is kinda the issue
    You can go to the gp by yourself and if you are worried about your parents getting suspicious or anything you can make up an excuse. Period issues would probably work well with a dad for no extra questions. Is your surgery anywhere near anything else (walk home from school, friends house, park, shops etc)? If so you can always say you're doing that and stop by for your appointment.

    After that it gets a little more difficult cos you usually need some sort of parental permission for things until age 16 (at which point you could ask fro a referral to CAMHS, do all the paperwork by yourself and ask for them to do appointments with you at your school). You should be able to see a school counsellor without any parental input though.
    I know your parents don't really believe in mh problems, but do you think they'd still listen to the advice of a doctor? If so you can just get your doctor to have a chat with them and try to convince them.

    It might be worth you asking your gp what can be done or posting on childline/ asking them about it. Childline will probably know more about what's available for teenagers since it's kinda their area of expertise and if you post there you may find people who have done it.

    Hope that helps a bit. Sorry you're in such a tight spot
 
 
 
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