Depression and anxiety can be treated effectively. Unfortunately there are hoops to jump through, but it sounds like you've jumped through the hoops. Now you're trying possible solutions - I wouldn't consider those hoops. What works for one person might not work for another. If you don't think your psychologist is helping, then try another approach.
- Antidepressants. Your GP can prescribe antidepressants. If you're not happy with your current GP, find another one. If you are satisfied with your GP, explain where you're at and see what your GP suggests.
- A psychiatrist. Expert at finding the right antidepressant / dosage where initial attempts from the GP haven't helped. Some can also provide effective counselling and support.
- Another psychologist. “Horses for courses” - everyone is different. I don't know what approach the first psychologist tried, but you can definitely find psychologists that don't use meditation or music if you find that unhelpful. You're entitled to Medicare rebates for 10 sessions (not 5) a year, with a doctor's referral.
- Inpatient treatment. There are public and private hospitals that specialise in treating depression. Sometimes people need this sort of intensive approach to get a handle on things. And as Kiwi33 has pointed out, get immediate help from your nearest hospital if your suicidal thoughts turn into plans - there are many thousands of people who've reached rock bottom and got effective treatment, and gone on to have happy lives.
But don't wait for rock bottom - consider your depression like any problem that you might come across in life. There are possible solutions, you don't know which will work, but you've only just started to trial the solutions, and you will find one that works for you.
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