I suffer from stress/depression and also self harm. This has been going on for around 10 years since I was in 6th form. After revealing this to my headteacher she's referred me to occ health and I have my first appointment next week. After reading through a few things on here I'm managed to scare myself stupid about what might happen. I don't want to have any time off sick, although I have bad days at work where I struggle to keep going I'm a lot better there than at home. Can occ health force me to go off sick or can they just make recommendations? Also, can they prescribe or refer me on to other specialists or would I have to see my own GP (who is a total waste of space)? I've thought about ending it all several times and had a couple of attempts which I couldn't go through with. I don't think I ever would just in case it didn't work and things end up worse than they are now. I'm terrified that they'll ask me about this and I'm going to say something "wrong" and they'll hospitalise me. Please someone reassure me that it's not as scary as it is in my head!