Many people who are struggling with mental health issues may keep from getting the professional help they need out of fear of therapy. The benefits of therapy for mental health issues are many, so it’s important for people who are struggling with mental health issues to address the fears they have about therapy. While having fears about getting help through therapy is something that’s not rare, there are things you can do to defeat them and get the help you deserve.
As stated, it’s not uncommon for people to have hesitations when it comes to getting help through therapy. This can stem from the overall stigma placed on therapy that leads people to believe that using therapy is for people who are “weak” or who can’t handle issues on their own. However, this stigma is untrue and the people who reach out for help through therapy and other methods of mental health treatment are incredibly brave and strong. Other issues people may have when it comes to getting help through therapy may be that they aren’t sure if they can open up with someone they don’t know. Or, that they don’t understand what to expect when it comes to therapy, so there may be fears of what may happen during therapy sessions.
No matter why you have reservations about therapy, it’s important to understand that stigmas surrounding therapy are untrue and that you can overcome these fears in order to get the professional help you need to manage symptoms of mental health issues.
There are a number of benefits to using therapy services to address issues with mental health. Some of the advantages of therapy include:
There are a number of reasons why you don’t have to fear therapy including:
Are you finally ready to try out therapy for yourself? At Yellowbrick, we offer counseling for young adults who are struggling with the impacts of mental health issues and emerging adulthood. Find out more about how we can help by visiting our website and learning more about our programs and services.
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A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.
People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.
Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.
A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.
Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.
A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.
Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.
A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.