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07 Aug 2008

I’ ve made an appointment to see my psychiatrist next week. I’ m Bipolar II and feel a bit down at the moment. What worries me is that I might make a fool of myself if I keep this appointment. I don’ t know if I’ m down enough to warrant a visit to the shrink. I’ m creating problems as far as I go. Everyone I know are upset about the things I’ m saying and doing. I feel like a failure. The harder I try to put things right the bigger mess I make. I go to bed as soon as I get home from work, taking sleeping pills and tranquilizers to sleep as long as possible, just to forget that I exist. I wish I have the courage to put an end to my life. I will be doing everyone a favour.
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01 Jan 0001

There's absolutely no way you ( or anyone else ) can make a fool of yourself by sensibly seeing a shrink if you're not well. If you feel you may be creating some of the problems, that itself can be a useful focus for the visit. And if you even faintly think of harming yourself, you NEED to see the psychiatrist asap ---you will do nobody a favour by harming yourself.
And NO, even if you woke feeling better, the mere fact that you were so riskily down so recently means that you MUST keep that appointment with the shrink and frankly tell him about how this has happened. Do NOT cancel the appointment
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