I did try my local mind when I was in the worst state, and they have a 3 month waiting list for any kind of help, even drop in- I was so dishertened I didnt put my name down. I have found help- I've found a trainee therapist nearly qualified, who works with reduced fees, and I'm hoping to get approved for some charity funding. She's alright, I like talking with her, but it's too soon to tell, and get a lot of anxiety before each appointment (and anyway).
My GP bless her prescribed citalopram for the anxiety and depression, while referring for NHS psychotherapy that she knew would take forever. I don't want to do medication before talking, and also have an issue about medicines in my body, side effects, confusion between me and the outside world- I've been in a bad state but I'm getting better, and don't want drugs in the mix, personally, where I'm at.
I like this new thing called talking! Thanks Deb, are you ok?