How to Ask for Mental Health Support
One of the most difficult things about dealing with mental health struggles is reaching out and getting the help you need. There is help out there and it’s best to make the most of it when it comes to anything relating to mental health. But what can you do to get help when you’re not sure what to do or where to turn?
Open Up to Those Around You
First of all, you might want to think about how you can talk to the people who you’re closest to about what you’re feeling. We all go through tough times and it’s easy to feel lonely with those feelings. But the people who love you will be more than willing to listen and support you if they know that’s what you need. But if you don’t talk to them about it, they won’t know.
Being mindful and trying to live in the moment is something you can do to help yourself with your mental wellbeing and mental health. This is something that you can do alongside the other things we’re going to talk about today. Seeking help when you need it and doing sensible things to improve your mental wellbeing yourself can go hand in hand.
Talk to Your GP
If you’re not sure who to talk to or contact about the problems you’re having, heading to your general practitioner or family doctor is usually a good place to start. Even if they’re not specialized in mental health issues themselves, they’ll be able to refer you to a doctor who is. That’s how you get the ball rolling on finding the help and support you need.
Research the Range of New Treatment Options Out There
There are so many different ways in which you can treat mental health problems these days, from talking therapies of various kinds to ketamine therapy; there’s no shortage of options to explore. So even if you’ve received treatments in the past, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any other options to consider. Do some research because there are plenty of options you haven’t yet tried.
Know That You’re Not Alone
The most important thing you can do here is remember that you’re not alone in all this, even if it can feel a little lonely at times. It’s up to you to find the help that works for you. Always keep in mind the fact that you don’t have to go through any of this alone.
There are many things that you can do to get more mental health support. It may feel hard but you are worth the effort. Ask your friends or your family. Ask me. Call a hotline. We all want to help.