I strongly believe that if you could have helped yourself you would have done so. In other words, you’re not doing this on purpose. If you could wave a magic wand and your anxiety and depression would disappear, you would do it. Depression and anxiety don’t typically go away on their own. In many cases, professional treatment is needed.
Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health disorders in the world. They’re highly treatable conditions, particularly with talk therapy and medication. If you haven’t consulted a therapist, you should do so. It could help you tremendously.
It is your deepest desire to become independent. Short-term counseling might be all that is needed for you to achieve your goals. Contact your primary care physician and ask for a counseling referral. Don’t waste another moment. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle