How to Know When it’s Time to Get Help With Mental Health

  • Posted at Aug 9, 2022
  • Written by Rebecca
How to Know When it’s Time to Get Help With Mental Health

When we’re young, we understand that asking for help is a part of life because we just simply can’t do everything ourselves. But, typically, as humans get older, they start to believe that asking for help is a sign of weakness. Or, they believe that they don’t need to lean on other people to accomplish their goals. However, asking for help is not a sign of weakness – in fact, it’s the opposite. And, needing help isn’t something that makes a person any less worthy – in fact, it makes them more human. Unfortunately, the stigmas that are associated with asking for help are sometimes reasoning for people struggling with mental health issues do not reach out for help when they need it. And, sadly, the reason why many people don’t recover or obtain lasting healing from mental health issues. But, when people accept that asking for help is normal and necessary and can understand when is the best time to get help with mental health issues, more people can reach the help and care they need to get better.

So, what are some things that can pinpoint that it is time to get help with mental health issues?

When You’re Dealing With Depression

Sadness is a normal human emotion. But, depression is more than just experiencing feelings of sadness and despair. It’s a mental health condition in which individuals experience intense feelings of sadness, hopelessness, shame, guilt, and despair without relent. People who have depressive disorders can experience symptoms of depression for months at a time. And, may not even have a reason for feeling negative emotions. With depressive disorders, symptoms can disrupt daily life including careers, relationships, self-love and acceptance, and even finances. So, if you notice that you’re experiencing symptoms of depression that are lasting a long time, don’t let up, and are affecting your daily life, it may be time to get help for your mental health.

When You’re Dealing With Anxiety

While sadness is the main symptom of depressive disorders, anxiety is the main symptom of anxiety disorders. Anxiety, like sadness, is a normal human emotion. It helps to keep us from dangerous situations and warns us of potential threats. But, for people with anxiety disorders, anxiety can be a symptom that showcases itself even when there isn’t anything dangerous or threatening. People with anxiety disorders may experience severe levels of stress and anxiety for weeks and months. And, these symptoms of anxiety can be debilitating to daily life, affecting home life, work life, and social life. So, if you feel that you’re experiencing intensified levels of anxiety and this is affecting the quality of your life, you may be living with an anxiety disorder. And, it may be time to get help with managing your anxiety.

When You’re Thinking of Hurting Yourself or Others

Any individual who is thinking of hurting themselves or others, regardless of whether or not they have ever experienced mental health issues in the past, needs to seek immediate mental health help. Hurting yourself or others is something you can never take back. And, in a time of crisis like this, it’s important to get the help you need so that no harm comes to you or someone else. Thoughts of self-harm and harming others can signify underlying mental health issues, so reaching out for help not only can help you find support but address any underlying issues that are leading to these symptoms.

Getting Mental Health Help at Yellowbrick

Do you think you’re experiencing symptoms of mental health issues? Reaching out for help is an act of courage. And, can even save your life. If you’re ready to seek the help you deserve, Yellowbrick is here for you. We offer mental health services like comprehensive assessment consultations and diagnosis, therapy programs, and more. Find out what we can do for you or a loved one struggling with mental health issues today from our website.

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