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  1. Matthew Malin
    March 31, 2015 @ 1:31 pm

    You are not alone in what you are struggling with. I, myself, felt the same way for such a long time. Unfortunately, the only thing we can do is continue to speak out, raise awareness, and keep pushing for others to see our struggle. For now, if you need a place of refuge I am deliberately posting each week on depression and trying to create a home for us. Feel free to comb through and I hope you are encouraged. God bless!

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    • Cheney
      March 31, 2015 @ 8:42 pm

      Thanks for visiting and speaking up, I will definitely check out your blog, we need to stick together!

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  2. markbialczak
    March 31, 2015 @ 8:11 pm

    I hope you feel a little better after the rant, Cheney. And I think you might want to go to the ER and get quicker help if you don’t feel better? The system does suck if you can’t find somebody who says, “If you’re feeling really badly come in right now.” I must be in La-La land.

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    • Cheney
      March 31, 2015 @ 8:44 pm

      I’m thinking about it, even though I don’t want to. I feel like I’d either have to fake symptoms or lie about a suicide attempt for help though!! Which just isn’t right. I’m not suicidal, I have a panic disorder. Either way, I can’t wAit a month and a half for help. Surely I’ll update….

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      • markbialczak
        March 31, 2015 @ 8:58 pm

        Don’t like about suicidal, I don’t think, Cheney. They put that down on your record and it’ll follow you forever, it’s taken in the utmost of seriousness, as it should be. But you should not have to wait that long for help. I’ll be looking for updates. Are the doctors you used last time completely out of town?

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        • Cheney
          March 31, 2015 @ 11:27 pm

          I know, it would be a terrible thing. Can’t even fathom it. Ugh. I am not considered a patient of theirs anymore since it’s been over a year since I’ve been seen by them, so it would be like starting over again. I got another call back tonight and their first intake appointments were “running into the first week of June.”

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          • markbialczak
            April 1, 2015 @ 9:07 am

            Keep trying. There has to be a compassionate practice in Connecticut. Fingers crossed for you, my friend.

          • Cheney
            April 1, 2015 @ 10:32 pm

            Thanks Mark. I’ll post about this Again as soon as I have some new news to share. No more call backs today 🙁

  3. Laura Roberts
    April 1, 2015 @ 1:22 pm

    I’ve heard there are online services available these days – maybe they can help? You can chat online with psychiatrists, instead of having to wait for an appointment. Here’s an article I found when Googling that may help: http://counsellingresource.com/lib/therapy/service/live-online-therapy/

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    • Cheney
      April 1, 2015 @ 4:40 pm

      Thanks for reaching out. I’ll look into it!

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