I’m confused and upset
Q. I have been feeling very confused and worthless recently. It is ruining all of my relationships with friends and family. I have been feeling unwanted, cannot stop crying, I feel useless and have thought about suicide on a number od occasions. I feel that I should seek help, yet as I want to be a teacher, I fear that getting medical help for such a condition will affect my future. Will my career be affected if I visit my doctor about this?
A. I am not sure what the laws are in the United Kingdom, but in America there are confidentiality laws that protect health records. While I cannot say for sure since I am not familiar with the UK and health records protection laws (or even if they exist), it is highly unlikely that seeking help would affect your chances of being a teacher. Many people seek help for all sorts of problems. They go to doctors, psychiatrists, therapists, etc. Even Presidents of countries have sought help to help them deal with difficult times. I have never heard of anyone seeking help and then later being excluded from certain employment for seeking help. Never. If you are suffering, seek help.
Randle, K. (2006). I’m confused and upset. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 23, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2006/06/06/i%e2%80%99m-confused-and-upset/