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I think I have a problem

There are a few different things you can do to help you manage your mental health. It can often take time to feel better and there will always be good days and not so good days.

     
 
Different doctors and psychiatrists and therapists will treat different types of mental health difficulties in different ways.
 
     
Different doctors and psychiatrists and therapists will treat different types of mental health difficulties in different ways. These might be physical treatments, (e.g. antidepressants) or psychological treatments alone (e.g. counselling, psychotherapy).

The first thing that a lot of people do when they think they have a problem is to talk to someone they trust.  This might be a friend or a teacher or a family member
 
     
 
Other people prefer to talk to the GP.
 
     
Other people prefer to talk to the GP. Depending on your age a GP might ask that you have your parent’s permission to talk to them. A GP will be able to refer you onto a psychologist or a therapist who will be able to properly diagnose and help discuss treatment options with you. Again you might need your parent’s permission to talk with a therapist so your first step might be making your parents aware that you would like to talk to someone who is trained in mental health.