Hi, I'm Artemis, and I have depression and an anxiety disorder.
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I'm 17, soon to be 18, and have suffered with the black dog since before I can even remember. I'd like to say it started when I was about 12 but I feel it was even before that. I have a bad relationship with my dad and I live with my mum. I'm going through a typically bad time now because my friend is also depressed and has taken three overdoses in the last four days, and whilst I love her and I want her to get better she relies on me so heavily that it is actually very triggering. I'm also in the middle of exams and getting out of bed every day is a struggle. I have been on 50mg Sertraline (zoloft) for three and a bit months now and I guess they are working, but not as much as I would hope. My mum doesn't believe in mental illness so I am not able to go to CBT or anything, but i'm going to set that up in september when I'm at university.
It's nice to find a place like this