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By Anonymous / Tuesday 9 February 2016 23:21 / United Kingdom - London
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By  teresa96706  |  29

You should try the app "What's up?" It helps with many mental disabilities (depression and anxiety, just to name a few) If you search hard enough, you might find a therapist who would be nice enough to volunteer to help you out. I searched for one, and eventually found one who volunteers to help me. I hope the same for you. Good luck on your journey, I hope the best for you!

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  Zebediabolical  |  36

A man and his dog walk into a bar. The man proclaims, "I'll bet you a round of drinks that my dog can talk." Bartender: "Yeah! Sure...go ahead." Man: "What covers a house?" Dog: "Roof!" Man: "How does sandpaper feel?" Dog: "Rough!" Man: "Who was the greatest ball player of all time?" Dog: "Ruth!" Man: "Pay up. I told you he could talk." The bartender, annoyed at this point, throws both of them out the door. Sitting on the sidewalk, the dog looks at the guy and says, "or is the greatest player Mantle?" "

By  teresa96706  |  29

You should try the app "What's up?" It helps with many mental disabilities (depression and anxiety, just to name a few) If you search hard enough, you might find a therapist who would be nice enough to volunteer to help you out. I searched for one, and eventually found one who volunteers to help me. I hope the same for you. Good luck on your journey, I hope the best for you!

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Good advice, but I have to correct that you used "mental disabilities" to describe depression and anxiety, which are actually mental illnesses.

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  teresa96706  |  29

#24 My bad! I felt it was appropriate to say "mental disabilities" because my University and my therapist refers to them as so. Perhaps they can be considered both an illness and a disability. (I mean, depression and anxiety are pretty debilitating). Anyways, I hope OP reads my previous comment and finds the app to be helpful though! PS: Sorry for any poor grammar. English isn't my first language.

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I've seen legal forms that include mental illness as a disability. Is it the same as maybe Downs? Of course not. But depression and anxiety (and others) can alter how you live your life, so I think it's fair to call it such.

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  tomvertigo  |  17

#24 The proper vernacular is dependant on the severity. If the depression or anxiety is debilitating and interrupts your day to day life it would be a disability.

By  jen1097  |  25

How is it her fault that you can't afford it? If she has the money good on her..

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  Seabass_Chan  |  33

I think the FML is more about how it sucks that they can't afford something they really need while classmates have enough to waste it on their pets. It's nobody's fault; therapy can be ridiculously expensive.

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  filip00  |  16

Can you really be that dense? OP wasn't complaining about her having money, but about how sad it is that a dog can receive a therapist, while they can't.

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  JuzReading  |  23

I think it's a bit unfair to say that OP's classmate is wasting their money by spending it on therapy for her dog. Like you said therapy is expensive so it's unlikely they're giving their dog therapy for shits and gigs. Obviously it seems a bit ridiculous to give a dog a therapist but she's clearly concerned.

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  Setareh23  |  34

I actually figured the girl might have payed a physical therapist (ie: if her dog was injured or lost a leg?) or perhaps was adopting a stray or whatever and payed/sponsored someone who works with reintegrating dogs to humans (ie: in cases of abuse) or something along those lines....I know very little about these sort of things though, so I don't even know if those jobs exist... Regardless of whether the therapy will help the dog or not, it sucks that OP will not be able to afford the help THEY need :(

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  tygerarmy  |  35

I'm going to take down votes too. As I agree with Jen. I agree the OP life sucks because they can no longer afford therapy. But as soon as they bring anything someone else is doing they also deserve it. It sucks to not get something you need, but never compare to what other people can do, it's not at all the same.

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  jen1097  |  25

No I don't have a money eccentric life. I am 18, living alone working full time. But I don't bring other people's financial statuses into my issues

By  sturgii  |  16

The struggle is real for a lot of people but we just gotta stay strong and stay positive and try our best to not let others get to us. Also I know what its like to lose your therapist bc you can't afford it bc its happen to me but you just gotta keep your head up.

By  Feklfekl2222  |  32

I'm guessing you've been before, but can you go back to your GP, and see if a proven track record of therapy helping you means you're entitled to NHS care? And if it's not standard your GP can still apply for funding to help you despite it not being the norm

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