Last reply 3 months ago
To go with my MS

In addition to multiple sclerosis, I have also caught MDD (major depressive disorder), and I’m permanently depressed. To try to get through this, I would think seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist. My psychologist has abandoned me to move down South (South Carolina, in fact), and my psychiatrist died from a heart attack two years ago. I’m without mental health professionals at the moment. I need to make an appointment to see a psychiatrist at Wade Park VA medical center as soon as possible. I don’t think anyone should feel this way.
I have had suicidal thoughts about 4 years ago. Those thoughts came after I was first diagnosed with MS back in February of 2015. These thoughts lasted only a week, but I came to grips with my condition pretty quickly. Now, I haven’t been able to work, to go to school, drive. Thankfully, I am not married and have no kids. I’m also a veteran of the US Army.

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Anonymous
3 months ago

Hi anitole88
I was sorry to read your post and hear of your mental health struggles. You should absolutely seek psychological support to help with your low mood and to guide you as you come to terms with life as it is now for you. Acceptance is not easy, but it is the key to finding a better mental space in which to live.
Are there any help lines where you live that can connect you to a friendly voice in your lower moments while you wait for a psychological/psychiatric appointment. Feeling less alone in those moments can be invaluable.
As a mental health worker myself all i can say is take care of your mental health as you would your physical health – you don’t need to be alone in this – find help and support. Take care and best wishes

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