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Was crying earlier because I feel so lonely. I have no one to talk to about my MH. I feel ashamed and embarrassed and alone that I can't talk to anyone without them thinking I am a freak. I work with a diabetic and every one is so supportive of her. But I have a MH problem with a lot of stigma attached and so have to remain alone. I hate having to hide such a big part of my life from everyone.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Was crying earlier because I feel so lonely. I have no one to talk to about my MH. I feel ashamed and embarrassed and alone that I can't talk to anyone without them thinking I am a freak. I work with a diabetic and every one is so supportive of her. But I have a MH problem with a lot of stigma attached and so have to remain alone. I hate having to hide such a big part of my life from everyone.
Maybe you could try one of those online counsellers/therapists if you cant talk to anyone irl? Hope you're feeling better X
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Hi OP,

Really sorry you are struggling and feeling so isolated It's no substitute for professional support (if needed) but here on TSR, we have a Mental Health Support Society thread where others can vent (either anonymously or under their username) and get peer support if needed: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6800230 . Why not check it out and see if it's for you?
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Maybe you could try one of those online counsellers/therapists if you cant talk to anyone irl? Hope you're feeling better X
I wish I had people in person who I could talk to.

I used to know this one girl who had PTSD and, I don't mean to sound angsty, but everyone was always there to offer her support. If I need support I have to hide it because I am very scared of the stigma. I would just love to have anyone to talk to.
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I'm sorry things have been hard for you, I hope they get better 😔. I've also been through something similar before (I was in a bad place of mental health for years, but I was afraid to seek help due to the stigma). I think the only way I personally overcame it and seemed help was to think 'I either have 2 options:I can stay feeling like this for the foreseeable future/rest of my life, or I can take a chance on getting help, even if it means people judge me. Also, getting help could cure me so I never have to feel this was again, but I will never know unless I try'. So yeah, for me it was to pick the lesser of 2 evils (stay how I felt or risked getting judge).
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