Admitting that you need professional help is a hard thing to do. Not everyone has it in them. The important thing to remember is that seeking help is not only best for you, but best for all your friends and loved ones around you.. In the following steps, we will discuss how to recognise that you need help and how to seek it.
It’s Not Your Fault
It’s the most important thing to remember. It’s not your fault. With mental afflictions or disabilities it’s a lot easier to lose sight of the fact that your condition is not your fault. Wheelchair victims do not wonder if it’s their fault that they can not walk, and you shouldn’t blame yourself either. Applying blame will only make it harder for you to get through this.
Always Listen to Your Friends
Strange though it may seem, your friends often see you from a perspective that you do not. Often, people with mental afflictions act irrationally, but their brain is telling them that their actions are completely justified. This isn’t necessarily a sign to go and see a therapist now’, but it is a red flag.
The True Meaning of Courage
The second most important thing to remember, is that deciding to seek help does not make you weak. It’s easy to think that but accepting you need help is not a sign of weakness. Honestly, it’s a sign of courage. Pretending that you don’t need assistance is easy, everyone can do it. But having the courage and fortitude to accept you can’t make it alone is true courage, and while you might think that everyone will make fun of you, that’s wrong. They’ll respect you for it.
Try to Keep your Patience
Often, you’ll get annoyed or angry at your therapist. They do not know what it’s like’, you will think to yourself. I am paying them to talk down to me or patronize me’. But you have to keep your patience and remember: they’re not here to patronize you. Therapists are there to get to the deepest roots of your instabilities, which can sometimes be memories buried so deep you’d forgotten about them. They’re there to help you. It’s never easy to keep a clear head, whether you have anger management issues or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. But you need to give it your all. Your therapist can only help you through this if you try to help yourself.
These are the last words you’re going to want to hear. They’re going to sound cliched and worn out – but they’re true. Give it 110% and you’ll see.