Here are key ways you can find mental health support – which is confidential and easy to explore. Because your emotional health matters.
Your mental health is just as important to take care of as your physical health.
In fact, much of mental health is rooted in biological and physical processes that are just as real as a broken bone.
But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to reach out for help.
Unfortunately, many people feel fear and shame around seeking out mental health support.
Well thankfully there are ways to find life-changing mental health help – confidentially. And I’m here to explain these ways to you!
Plus I founded the therapist recommended video course called The Anxiety Cure.
So I decided to put together this article to help anybody struggling with their mental health.
Below, I discuss three easy steps to find the help for your emotional health. Plus I share resources to help you take control of your mental health and your overall emotional wellbeing.
The first and most important step in your mental health journey is understanding that you are not alone. Everyone struggles with mental health at some point in their life (even if they don’t realize or choose to address it).
What you’re experiencing is wholly human.
Often, our struggles are actually the result of our bodies trying to protect us. In other words, our mind and body have evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to do what they’re doing right now.
Sometimes, those efforts stop being effective, but our bodies have already uploaded the instructions and committed to that “solution.”
Many times, it just needs a little re-routing to adopt a new set of more effective instructions to follow. A health care professional can help you do that.
The first person you can always talk to is your primary care physician. Nurses, physician assistants, and doctors are all part of the healthcare network and would be happy to refer you to a mental health provider they know and trust. If you really don’t feel safe talking to friends or family, you don’t have to.
You should never force yourself into an unsafe situation. Another great option is to turn to the internet. By searching for providers in your area, you’ll be able to find providers that would be a good fit for you. Find a mental health treatment center that offers a variety of services for a slew of conditions—and look for one that will provide a customized plan that’s right for you.
Once you’ve started working with a mental health care provider and have words and names for your experiences, finding a community of other people going through similar situations can help relieve the sense of stigma and help you find even more resources for living your best possible life. These communities can be found online or through your provider or school if you’re a student.
Building up a safe community where you can open up about your mental health will slowly help you feel more confident and safe as the person you are, and even help you progress through the healing and growth process.
Nobody would bat an eye at booking a check up with your primary care physician. Unfortunately, taking the first step to addressing your mental health can feel a lot more intimidating.
But just like you wouldn’t wait for a broken bone to heal on its own, getting professional help for your mental health is a crucial step toward taking control of your health and improving your day-to-day life.
As you begin this journey, know that you are one of millions on this path, and the steps you take today will take you miles closer to the bluer skies on the other side of this mountain down the road. There is an entire community of people waiting for you. But most of all, a healthier, happier you is waiting for you.
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