Hi, I’m also moderately-severely depressed with a touch of stress-anxiety disorder.
It is always good to have a professional (they went to school for this stuff, didn’t they?) verify your personal diagnosis. It lets you know that you are not malingering but have an actual, real problem. Even if no one else can see it.
Maybe it would help us, all of us who suffer (and that is the most precise and correct term) from mental illness in general and those with “moderately-severely depressed with a touch of anxiety” especially, if we had little thought balloons or a flashing neon sign over our heads that proclaimed our current state of mind. It wouldn’t be a prescription thing; it would just spontaneously occur when our minds decided to go out on their own, without asking first.
I’m willing to bet that there would be an awful lot of those signs. And if you had one, all you’d have to do to get the proper medicines is to walk into the doctor’s office and point to the sign over your head. He would nod and then write the prescription.
I applaud your courage (yes, I said “courage”) in sharing your words with us strangers. (And I’m stranger than anyone else I know! :D ) Just to know that you are not alone, that there are other people who intimately understand what you’re going through is worth the effort you make. Please keep talking with us — and as a meme I have says, “When you can’t look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark.”
Peace and hugs.