After we talked about what therapy is and how to choose the suitable mental health professional for you, it is time to know when do you actually need therapy. Seeking therapy can be a tough decision to make for a couple of reasons.
The undeniable stigma of being called “crazy” or “sick” and the emotional and financial commitment needed for this process. In this article I will help you identify when to seek professional help and pinpoint the warning signs that your mental health is deteriorating.
One of the most obvious situations that you probably need therapy in is after any big loss or trauma. Grief can be a difficult process to endure without the support of an expert. Even if you feel that you are coping well, therapy is going to help you deal with your feelings and manage them in a healthy way. The death of close friends or family members and catastrophic accidents are examples of times in which you urgently need to see a therapist. This helps facilitate the healing process and make sure that you do not fall into a mental illness pit hole.
Another reason can be if you noticed changes in your level of functioning. If you are experiencing feelings of sadness, decreased motivation and hopelessness, then this is a sign that you need to ask for help. The fact that your functioning levels are dropping means that there is something going on. Also if you are suffering from excessive worry and that you being anxious is interfering with your day to day activities, therapy can be extremely helpful.
Last but definitely not least, if you just feel like it go! If you feel that you need a helping hand and a person who is invested in your therapeutic journey, then go to therapy without a doubt.
You do not have to be suffering from horrible breakdowns or scary panic attacks.
The mere fact that you feel like going is enough.
Take care and see you next week!
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