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    Hey, basically I’ve had anxiety such as social anxiety for a few years now although I’ve never been to see a doctor about this. I have noticed that within the past year this anxiety is also turning into depression. I have mentioned to two people I know quite well that I feel this way but they just say that I am joking. They say I am lying and if I really did have depression then I wouldn’t spread it about and keep it to myself. By the fact that they called me a liar I feel like I am just over exaggerating and am wasting every bodies time and would be wasting a doctors time going to see one. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me if I am being a neausence to these people or if I am genuine. I feel like I am but I don’t know anymore!

    I apologise that this is a repeated post. I notice it was placed in the wrong forum last time.

    Well done on speaking up, that's the first step of combating it.

    Those who believe you should keep it to yourself are exactly the reason why so many people, particularly young people, don't speak up about it. And it's dangerous, people kill themselves because they don't think they've got anyone to talk to.

    Do the opposite, talk to people about it, tell them how you're feeling. If your 'friends' won't listen, try your family, if you don't get anything back there, speak to your GP.

    Don't suffer in silence, talk.

    Aww I am experiencing the same. Stay strong and see a doctor then when you are feeling better you can replace your circle of friends.
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