Many people have realized the importance of prioritizing their mental health and seeking help when needed, but they often stop at that realization and fail to take action. They get deterred by various factors, such as the cost of therapy or doubts about its effectiveness and likewise. However, delaying therapy is not at all a good idea.
When you recognize the need for therapy, it is important to take the next step and seek treatment. Failing to do so is akin to procrastinating and hoping the issue will resolve itself. But the reality is that you have already exhausted your own resources and need professional support. You are delaying it because of a belief that it is your life's issue and it will get resolved over time by itself or the initial discussion itself is sufficient for you to know which direction should you head for. In reality, this much information is inadequate. Just knowing that you can take a flight to reach LA or that a flight is a better approach than a ship is not sufficient. Just knowing this much will not take you to the destination of your choice and help you live there. Hence, a complete solution-oriented action is important.
Therapy uses scientific approaches to uncover the root cause of your problems. It employs tools to uncover hidden issues that may be causing you distress. Once the root cause is identified, specific techniques are used to help you overcome your problems. Therapy is not just motivational talk or general life advice; it is tailored to your unique situation and needs.
Psychological techniques are employed to help you come out of your stuck situation just like medicine is used to get cured of a physical ailment.
By seeking therapy, you gain clarity about what is happening within you and why. Why are you thinking the way you are thinking? Why are you behaving the way you are behaving? Why are you not finding interest in things in which you should? Therapy and counselling answer these and many more such questions. You learn strategies to address your problems and achieve success in your life.
If you have recognized the need for therapy and spoken to a therapist, it is important to prioritize your mental health and seek the help you need.
Place the trust on a professional with whom you connect well. Don't let doubts or fears hold you back from getting the support you need to live your best life. Instead, get your doubts clarified.
This is probably the next stage of making mental health a priority. The world has sufficiently known that it is. Now is the time to answer how. And the best way to do this is to take steps to ensure care for one’s own mental health and of one’s loved ones.
Reach out if something is holding you back!