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Feeling hopeless - depressed and anxious watch

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    I won't go into too much detail, but basically I have struggled with my levels of anxiety since having a panic attack in one of my exams last June. Going back to school has increased this dramatically and I am beginning to feel very depressed.

    Due to advice from teachers, who are worried as I am missing ALOT of school, I went to my GP. She offered me a leaflet for online counselling which I tried, however I've found its not for me. I returned, telling her I felt worse and am starting to have thoughts of harming myself. She told me that she could refer me to CAMHS, however they would just refer me to online counselling, therefore she would not refer me. She told me to try the online stuff again but I am finding it useless.

    I am at a loss of what to do. I had a lot of hope lying with my GP however now I just feel hopeless, as this online counselling is just not for me and she seems to have nothing else to offer.

    Any advice please, TIA.
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    Could you go to a different GP?

    A lot of doctors don't like giving psych meds to people under the age of 18 so that might explain her reluctance but it seems odd that she won't even try referring you to CAMHS. It's true that waitlists for talk therapy can be very long, particularly in some areas of the UK, but there should still be some in person counselors you can see; to only have online ones is utterly ridiculous. I agree with Noodlzzz that you should try talking to a different GP at the practice.
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