Update: This is for support, not debating whether you think mental health issues exist OR what the best treatment is for them. It is also not for giving any medical advice besides, "Perhaps you should see a doctor?" If you can't say something supportive, move on to another thread. This might end up as me talking to myself, in which case I'll let it slip quietly off the front page of The Lounge.. But I thought others might benefit from somewhere to vent about their mental health issues. I know I do. My best friend is my go-to person when I'm feeling anxious or down - she suffers from anxiety too, and we're very similar people. She's currently travelling around South America with intermittent wi-fi. I don't have anyone else in my life who really understands or says anything more helpful than "Don't worry! It's not that bad!" Sooo... I'm struggling at the moment. I think I might need to increase my dose of citalopram, because I'm feeling like I used to before I took it - constantly anxious about tiny things, or nothing at all, with a stress stomachache to match. Someone went into the back of my car on my commute home (very low impact, no injuries or even car damage) but I handled it badly and feel like a terrible human being. I just want to crawl into a hole and wait until everyone I've ever met forgets I existed. Thankfully, writing is great escapism. I didn't make this thread to be all about me so if anyone else is struggling, or just wants to talk to other people with depression/anxiety/etc, please go ahead.