I am sorry you are in this bad space now. The above answer has said many things, including the Health Care plan and Mental Health Review that includes a certain number of sessions with a psychologist. A couple of years ago it was 6 sessions, I believe our governemnt in its infinite wisdom has reduced it to 5 sessions with a max of 10 sessions in any 12 months. I will be having a mental health review later this week and will update you on this.
Please don't loose hope. I was incorrectly diagnosed for many years and the relieve at a correct diagnosis and hence correct treatment was immense. Also, you will benefit from a mix of talk therapy and medications. You mood swings indicate bipolar. I have bipolat type 2 which means I had mood swings but also major depressive episodes. My manic episodes were unrealistic spending etc and once irresponsible sexual behaviour. My advice - seek help and a GP who understands where you are coming from is great if you can find one.
Also, there are many antidepressants on the market and they will not all suit you. Sometimes you need to keep trying until you find one that does. Also, many people think mental health problems are ‘cured’ when the syptoms have gone, That may be the case for say, a reactive depression, but if you have bipolar or a major depression you may need to take medications for a long time if not the rest of your life. I am in that boat. Though I don't like taking them they keep me on an even keel. Oh, by the way, many people say that antidepressants make you drowsy. If they are prescribed correctly they don't. You will still have emotions and will experience the normal ups and downs of life and this is good. Don't be afraid to get treatment, it will give your life back to you.
Also I did work for a few years but had to retire at 48 because of the bipolar. I was working in psych nursing at the time ironically. Since then I have not been able to work in my chosen prosessions (nursing and teaching) but have finally come to terms with that and now find that expression of myself in voluteer work in the local community. Now I am also able to become a member of PROBUS ( a social club for retired people) and work hard on the committee and doing the newsletter for my club.
I wish you all the best.
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