How to know when I need to get help?

If you’re wondering when its time to seek professional help, odds are you’re at that point. People do not realize that seeking help from a therapist is similar to getting medical help from a doctor. What I mean is that the process is the same. When you notice you have symptoms that are concerning or not going away, most people call their primary care and schedule an appointment to see what is going on. Emotional well-being functions in the same way. The challenge I notice from people is that emotional symptoms are not as tangible. You’re not sneezing, coughing, or have a visible broken bone but instead, you’re unhappy, moody, irritable, depressed, and often losing motivation to get up out of bed every day.

Our mental health also has symptoms. Just because you cannot see them does not mean your mind is not screaming from the inside out. If you are noticing thoughts and feelings that are concerning and won’t go away despite your best efforts, find a therapist and schedule an appointment. Our mental health also deteriorates if not taken care of, just like our body. If you stop brushing your teeth you’ll have tooth decay. If you stop taking care of your emotional self, you’ll have emotional decay. You’ll know this is happening because often enough, you’ll be unhappy and not understand why or where the unpleasantness is coming from. So, if you’re wondering if its time to get professional help, perhaps some part of you is calling for emotional support. Find a therapist and schedule an appointment. If what you have read resonates with you, reach out to me. I’d love to help.

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James Marrugo, RP

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