after suggestions from my doctor and open unashamed people like you, I started going to the counseling center at my college. I only went twice, and then I accidentally missed an appointment (simply lost track of time at work)and now I feel ashamed and afraid to go back, even though I need the help now more than ever. has this happened to you? any advice? I know my brain is making it seem worse than it is, but I still feel shitty.
Everybody forgets things, and everybody makes mistakes. You can go back and you don’t even have to say anything about missing the appointment.
Let me ask you a question, though: are you maybe looking for a reason to not go? Are you maybe using “I missed an appointment so I can’t go back” as an excuse to not go back? I ask because our depression brains are really good at finding reasons for us to not do things.
You don’t have to answer that to me, just think about it for yourself, okay? And make an appointment! You deserve to feel better, and counseling will help you.