If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by life and felt that there was no one you could confide in, it can feel extremely isolating. Everyone deserves a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, and an open mind to help them in times of emotional distress. Don’t suffer alone; people find solace speaking with a psychotherapist every day.
It’s Not a Sign of Weakness, It Helps You Grow Stronger
There are a lot of misconceptions about therapy, and what psychologists do. The National Institution of Health (NIH) estimates that nearly one fourth of the adults in the United States experience mental health issues every year. The types of mental health disorders that are treated by therapy range from short term issues like smoking cessation to life long mental health disorders such as anxiety or clinical depression.
Psychotherapy has long been considered beneficial to people of all walks of life, age, gender orientation or social status. Since behavioral health therapy is rooted in dialogue. The relationship built between therapist and patient is dependent on trust and honesty. The patient must have faith that their therapist truly cares, and they must be open and honest in their conversations, to best help themselves.
It’s Time to Let it Out
Pent up stress from work, relationship issues, childhood trauma and the death of loved ones are all topics that might be discussed during a session, it’s true. More often, however, are conversations about healthy lifestyle choices, adequate rest, and how we conduct ourselves when feeling overwhelmed will be talked about. Psychologists are there to listen and guide you along the way to overcoming your emotional obstacles.
Sometimes, talk therapy requires additional therapies to alleviate the patients’ distress. Your psychologist may suggest medications that will aid you in your daily routine. Alternatively, physical exercise and meditation may be suggested. Whatever your mental health needs, your doctor will work with you to discover what treatments work for you.
Any time, Day or Night, Help is a Phone Call or Text Away
Changes in behavioural health options, and the stigma that has historically been associated with seeking therapy have opened new avenues of treatment. New in are being studied, and the conversations about how we treat our emotional well being have produced exciting results in recent years. The loss of beloved celebrities who openly lived with mental health disorders has greatly impacted our views of psychotherapy and mental health awareness.
We’ve learned by the most tragic means possible what it means to lose those we love to mental health struggles, whether self-inflicted or through mass tragedies. It’s more important than ever before to be open and honest when facing a psychological disturbance and reaching out to someone is the first step. Suicide Prevention Hotlines now offer texting as well as phone counselling. These provide personal contact when people need it most, while affording some anonymity to the caller.
There is never a reason you should struggle alone; mental health professionals are always there to help.