Q. Is there a way to know if I’m depressed or have anxiety issues? I am having some troubles and I don’t feel like myself lately, but I am afraid to tell my parents. Also they are very closed minded and they won’t let me go to a doctor. What can I do?
A. If you are over the age of 14 in the state of Michigan you do not need your parents consent to get mental health services. Please schedule an appointment at Corner Health or your own health care provider to discuss your symptoms. If you are under 13, try telling your parents you aren’t feeling well and would like to see a health care provider. While what you are feeling may be depression or anxiety there are other things that can cause people to not feel like themselves.