Seeking Psychological Support from a therapist is still not a common practice in many parts of the world, blame it on the lack of awareness among people, or the taboos that come complimentary with psychological counselling. Sometimes coming to the decision to seek help can be difficult. You might not feel comfortable going out to a psychologist and opening up your darkest secrets to him or her.
While some people might think that there’s a stigma surrounding mental health issues, understand the fact that taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health.
Here I have compiled some indications for you, if you are stuck in any of the below-mentioned situations, you should seek therapeutic help immediately
1 There has been a drastic life changing event
It can be the death of a loved one, a serious breakup or any other stressful event, a psychologist is always there to help. If you’re having trouble adjusting to a major life change, a therapist can always help you to get back on track
2 You are showing self-harm/suicidal tendencies
this is quite direct, but sometimes those who experience thoughts of suicide become so hopeless and helpless that they feel nobody can help them, not even a psychologist which is nothing but a really distorted way of thinking a psychologist can help you find solutions that will help you cope with thoughts of hopelessness and harming yourself.
3 You’re not feeling “like yourself” lately
maybe you are feeling the loss of excitement from life, or maybe you find yourself in an overly anxious situation every time you encounter something unfamiliar. Every person has a side to himself/herself which only he-she knows about and if you think that you are losing out interest in activities that you loved doing once, or maybe you don’t feel like the old you anymore. Talking to a professional can actually do wonders for
5 You have developed dependency on drugs
drugs can give you immediate relief but they choke you, in the end, they will not only affect your finances but also your love life and family life, in no time you will even find your loved ones, drifting apart from you. In short, drugs will eventually lead you nowhere so you should actually consult a therapist and work towards Regaining control of your life and break the cycle before it’s too late.
5 Others are noticing the change in you
your loved ones have started noticing the change in you, they keep telling you that you have changed and they don’t see the old spark and energy in you. People who you know since years now are concerned for your health? It’s high time that you consider talking to an expert
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