The number one reason why you should book a FREE online counseling session.
Dealing with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, PTSD or suicidal thoughts is HARD! In fact, it takes a great deal of inner strength to deal with these difficulties on a daily basis. And even more strength and courage to reach out when you need to.
You may be going through a very difficult time right now. But just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you, doesn't mean you can, should or need to do it alone. There are MANY benefits to counseling that people might not realize, due to the stigma still attached to being diagnosed with a mental illness. We may have become more accepting of talking about Mental Health - but mention Mental Illness in the wrong environment and - "Everyone" has left the building.
You don't have to be suicidal to seek counseling.
Counseling can help tremendously by just talking to someone who is trained, non-judgmental and empathic. Someone who has walked that road and 'been there'. Someone who can offer you a different perspective and equip you with the much-needed tools to help better cope with whatever difficulties you might be experiencing.
Mental illness can arise due to many reasons. But it most definitely does not mean that there is 'something wrong with you', or that 'you are weak', or that 'you are a burden' or that you are just 'seeking attention'.
Potential causes of mental illness can range from anything relating to physical or emotional damage or abuse, to experiencing or witnessing acts of violence, death or any number of traumatic events.
While some people may receive a diagnosis or psychopharmaceutical intervention (medication), a drastic amount of those diagnosed with a mental illness will never receive the needed counseling that can help them to thrive.
With the advancement of technology, new areas of counseling have emerged in the last decade or so. And with the introduction of the novel Coronavirus into our lives in 2020, online counseling has given people instant access to much needed help, without needing to leave your home. Anxiety, depression and suicide rates have soared dramatically in the last year. Now, more than ever, reaching out when you need to is crucial. Self Care Saves Lives! And counseling is part of practicing self care.
Counseling has proven to have a number of benefits such as:*
Increased skills at interpersonal communication.
Improved interpersonal relationships.
Decreased depressive symptoms.
Decreased anxiety symptoms.
Reduction in pharmaceutical interventions.
Improved quality of life.
Clarity of behavioral contribution to overall well being.
Reduced suicidal ideation.
Improvement in emotional regulation.
Reduced substance abuse.
"So what do you want me to do about it", I hear you asking?
If you are someone who is in need of talking to someone - Book a FREE online counseling session by clicking HERE. OR
If you KNOW of someone who is in need of counseling, share this article with them so they can book a free online counseling session.
In the meantime, please look after yourself. With love, Jo