The best advice, of course, remains going to see your local general practitioner as soon as possible. Talk to him about how you have been feeling lately and he should be in a qualified position to point you in the right direction. It may be nothing more than a temporary and mild bout of depression that can just as easily be treated, with care, of course, without resorting to medical prescriptions that often carries negative side effects.
You can, of course, approach a psychological councilor or psychiatrist directly and start the doctor to patient relationship with a first appointment. But be warned, you could be in therapy for many months, and this, of course, is quite costly, with or without a good medical plan in place. Another more proactive course of action, not costly at all, is to immerse yourself in online psychiatry resource information from some of the best West Coast doctors in the practice of psychiatry and neuroscience.
In fact, you will hear from some of the best minds across the country. You will also be privy to theoretical and philosophical teachings from some of the greatest psycho-analytical minds of all time. When the subject is appropriate, reference links will be provided to their life’s’ work. While it is recommended, perhaps slow and studious reading is not your forte. Another alternative to arming yourself with as much psychiatric information as possible in order to take better care of yourself is in the lecture hall.
There are also short links for dealing with critical or emergency situations and contactable references in your immediate location to help you deal with the emergency.