It is hard being anxious or depressed, but in the end we must all decide to take charge.
I have worked as a clinical psychologist now for over 20 years at the Smart Therapy Centre and I have seen thousands of people in that time, and there is one thing of which I am sure. People only recover when they stop being passive and waiting to be rescued.
It is crucial to decide to stop the rot (the anxious or depressive rumination), no more excuses, take charge, dig deep and save yourself. No matter what anyone tells you, there is no one coming to save you – there is you and only you!