Hi all,[br>I'm new to the chat boards and new to seeking help for my depression. I was wondering how others deal with the stigma of mental illnesses? And the embarrassment of having other know about your condition?[br>I'm a college student and recently had to "confess" about my depression to a teacher. I had been in a down spiral, and unable to concentrate on work, and thus didn't finish an important assignment on time. I wanted to explain myself to this teacher as I care about the class and am usually a very good student. He was understanding and gave me a bit of extra time to finish the assignment. Though, now I'm embarrassed that he knows this about me and saw me in a moment of weakness. I guess I'm worried that he is judging me. I'm not sure how to handle future interactions with him.[br>Has anyone ever been in a similar situation? Any advice/tips?[br>Thanks!View Thread
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