Originally Posted by stoneydork
Is there any way , any kind of ...tips, that may help me overcome this at least enough to where I Can call someone on a frickin phone?
What happened with me was I got to a point in my depression when I knew I really needed help so I set a time and date to call and I stuck with that. I guess it was desperation and a sense of urgency that helped with making the final push for me to ask for help. It was nerve-racking to talk to a complete stranger about how I was feeling and what was going on in my life. When the call was over though I felt a huge sense of relief for telling someone what was going on and that I would soon be getting help.