Our expert says:
I am always impressed about how often people develop a problem over the course of YEARS, and then, when they decide to seek help, want an instant response. I flatly and perpetually refuse to EVER undertake to respond to ANY message within a day or two. Be realistic. If the shrink you PAY to see you can take days ( in some cases even weeks ) to give you an emergency appointment --- am I really supposed to be chained to my computer 24/7 ?
For your marriage problems, which might well be playing a role in perpetuating your depression, see a marriage cousellor, preferably with your husband taking part, too. You did the right thing in seeing your doctor --- it is titally impossible, EVER, for any online service to provide direct treatment or to deal with emergencies. I'm pleased to hear you have started on medication, and hope you start to feel some benefits from it soon. Think seriously about your doctor having wanted to admit you. Wouldn't it be possible to make some arangements, with your husband, with family or friends, to look after them during a relatively short admission ?
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