Mental health is serious. It is a serious affliction that can result in very serious consequences for those that are afflicted with it. And because mental health is so serious, it needs to be treated seriously and seriously treated. Specifically, it needs to be treated by a professional in the field of treating it. And, if you don’t know who these professionals are, then make sure to read on.

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The Samaritans

Good Samaritans are there for you 24/7. They are there to console you. They are there tot law you out of any plans you may be making because of your problems. They are there to offer as much emotional support as you need. And they do all of this in full confidence. So, if you need on-tap assistance and help when it comes to your mental health, then don’t be afraid to call them up.

 

GPs, Doctors and Specialist Mental Health Services

The professional thing to do when it comes to dealing with your mental health problems is to have them surveyed by a professional in the mental health sector. This could come in the form of attending meetings with specially trained counsellors in order to receive what is known as talking treatment. It could mean checking yourself into a Behavioral Hospital in order to receive on-call treatment in regards to your mental health issues and live an experiential living experience for a period of time that will help you to get in touch with others like yourself. Or it could mean talking to your GP if you have the confidence in them to believe what it is they tell you.

 

Your Loved Ones

A problem shared is a problem halved, that much has always been true. And you can halve any problem you have in your mind by sharing it with those that you can trust. Even if the support they provide back to you doesn’t necessarily help you get over what is troubling you, the simple fact that you’ve made your problem real by bringing out in the open will make you feel as if a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders.

 

Yourself

Yes, you make it on this list because of the fact that you can help yourself! And no, this doesn’t mean ‘shutting up and getting on with your make-believe illness.’ No, this doesn’t mean that at all. It just means that you should take ten or twenty minutes a day, or every other day, to yourself to just think through what it troubling you. By thinking through your troubles in this safe and secure way you address them and make them real — which is absolutely what you should be doing — without letting them take over the rest of your day.

Don’t forget the advice above on who can help treat mental health and what they can do to treat. Remember it because you never know when you, yourself may be stricken with the very serious allocation of mental health problems.

2 comments on “Getting Help When It Comes to Your Mental Health”

  1. Great comprehensive mental health article! It offers great resources and great perspective. Thank you for being part of the solution to ending stigma and helping people get treatment!

    • Hey Stephanie, thanks so much for taking the time to read and leaving a comment.
      I’m really glad that you found this post useful, I do hope to be part of the change of ending the stigma around mental health 🙂 xxx

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