If you’re feeling really low and feel there’s a risk you might harm yourself or someone else, please try to speak to someone who can offer support and understanding – this could be a friend, a family member, a mental health professional or a work colleague. Talking on its own can’t solve problems but it’s better than bottling things up and feeling overwhelmed. Remember the old saying – a trouble shared is a trouble halved. Talking to someone you trust can be a really good first step towards addressing your problems.
Finally, when you feel able, please update your Doctor on how you’re feeling and the difficulties you’ve faced. Your GP should be your first port of call for all mental and physical health issues and if they can’t help you straight away, they should be able to put you in touch with someone who can. If you don’t feel able to discuss your issues with your GP, please think about changing your GP or moving to a GP in a different practice – everyone has a right to good mental health and compassionate understanding from every health professional they meet.
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