Id love to be properly helped so that I can get back to functioning. In a way Im lucky I have a great family.who understand and support me. I also have lots of friends...dont get me wrong my relationships arent perfect but I do have people I can go to and talk with. Ive always been quite bubbly and sociable aswell. What I want from the professionals is proper treatment, help to find meds that make a real difference, proper therapy interventions that help me move forward. In the same way as somebody who is in physical pain is referred to consultants where tests are done and treatments are explored Id like the same care and hope for my mental health. Im not expecting miracles but I dont drop to the pits of suicidal ideation just because I need a conversation....I need proper help to reduce these episodes to get me back on my feet. I have been unable to work and sadly lost my long term job due to major depression and severe anxiety. I want my life back, I want hope for my future. Sadly, just talking to others and getting some support isnt going to fix my problems otherwise I would be better by now. I want proper recognition and treatments to fix this imbalance going on in my mind and body. I really believe that in the future Mental Health treatments and a true understanding of what is really going on in our minds will emerge. Sadly until that day comes the millions of us who are suffering will have to continue to somehow put up with the intense emotional pain we feel. We will have to continue exercising, meditating, eating healthily and trying our best following the same churned out advice we always get. Dont get me wrong, some of it helps and gets me through...but it never quite tackles the root causes or addresses things once and for all. No matter how much talking, therapy Ive tried I still end up back with the same black depression and fear. For everybodies sakes who can relate to my thoughts I hope better treatments are on their way.