I've been extremely depressed since I was a teenager. Through high school, college and into my career. I've never sought a doctor. I brushed upon the subject of depression once with a physician and I felt embarassed and never talked about it again. I have disposed of all my friends because they could not understand me and they would eventually snap at me for being to negative, calling me childish and irresponsible. I am losing my job now as a result of my emotional distress so I will not have medical insurance, hence I cannot afford a doctor. I would rather just start experimenting with meds at this point rather than talking about my problems to a stranger but I was told I have to start talking before any doctor will prescribe me meds. Is there any other way? I feel hopeless because I've talked to people who have tried therapy and medications and it was unsuccessful for them. I can't seem to go day to day like a normal functioning person anymore. What, if anything has helped any of you? Does exercise, yoga, meditation, diet, or anything else really make a significant difference for anyone?
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