Why Would I Need A Professional For My Problem?


Sometimes you can help yourself. There are other times, however, you can’t get relief and risk feeling even more anxious, depressed, hopeless or confused. And if you're having trouble, please know that you are not alone: One in four adults in the United States have a mental health problem in any given year.

It is common for people to believe they should be able to think their way through a situation alone. Some people talk to family members or friends and some read self-help books.

Talking to family members can pose difficulty as they may be part of the problem and turning to them may only make matters seem worse. Turning only to friends may take too much of a toll on the relationship, causing you to feel more isolated. While self-help books are interesting and can help map out the nature of your feelings, for the most part, they do not relieve the distress.

If you decide to talk to a psychotherapist, you will get the assistance you need with the objectivity that neither family nor friends can offer. Therapists can help identify options for the future and set realistic goals that enable individuals to enhance their mental and emotional well-being. Therapy can also assist individuals in identifying how they have successfully dealt with similar feelings in the past and identify negative or self-defeating thinking patterns that contribute to feelings of hopelessness. Therapy is also considerd one of the most effective ways to heal emotional pains from your past. 

The ability to openly discuss very personal matters without any negative consequences in a supportive envirnonment is a liberating experience. As a result, therapy can often bring about a greater sense of empowerment and self-confidence to take charge and create positive, lasting change.


                       

If you or someone you know is feeling especially bad or suicidal, get help right away. 

You can call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center or dial 911 for immediate assistance.

Please click on link below for more information

suicidepreventionlifeline.org 

 Please click here for a PDF Lifeline Suicide Prevention brochure 

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