Whether you struggle with addiction, mental health, OCD, trauma or other mental issues, no one should have to suffer in silence or for a long period of time. There are many options to help you with whatever is causing you stress. If you are experiencing a loss of hope, suicidal thoughts or self harm, please seek help.
Mental disorders or addiction can be exhausting and can feel shameful. There is no need to feel ashamed to ask for help and you should not have to suffer for longer than you think necessary. Here are some more specific reasons not to wait to get help before you hit rock bottom.
Whether you suffer from addiction to alcohol or from anxiety, having stress can cause damage to your physical health. Seeking help for addiction can help save a person’s life and they should not wait until they are at their lowest level to seek help.
Stress and mental health can cause strain to your body and make it react in different ways. Headaches, loss of motivation and muscle tension can come from anxiety and can be debilitating.
Fear Of Change
Having a fear of messing up your routine or treatment not working for you is a common reason not to seek help for your mental health. While it can be overwhelming and difficult to seek mental help, the fear of change will keep you from feeling better or any change at all. Working with a professional should not bring massive amounts of change overnight, often it will be gradual. No matter how uncomfortable therapy may be, you may find that the deep roots of fear are more uncomfortable.
Your Illness Doesn’t Define You
While you may feel that your mental illness or trauma is a part of you, it does not define you as a person. Losing the illness and its effects do not change your personality and it does not equate to losing a part of yourself. This can be a common reason that individuals don’t seek therapy. If you need help, you need help. It helps to teach you how to manage symptoms and be the best version of yourself.
Each Day That Passes Is One You Won’t Get Back
Struggling with mental health or with addiction can take away your life. Not being able to function properly, spending all day in bed or other limitations can make you feel alone and depressed. Getting help takes work, but can help you maximize the days you have left. Feeling better and moving out of a place of pain brings more days to look forward too.
Achieving Your Goals
Clearing up mental fog, getting your motivation back and controlling triggers can help you set and achieve new goals. It can be hard to look to the future when you are struggling which is why therapy can be very important early on. Being able to look at the future with a positive mindset and set goals for yourself is healthy. Therapists can work with you to set easy and attainable steps to reach your goals. Sharing your concerns can help you and your therapist to make strides towards a better tomorrow.
Major Life Changes Do Not Wait
If you have experienced trauma, suffer from anxiety or depression or have even experienced a major life change and have not coped with it, the next one could be detrimental. Life changes, sadly, do not wait for you to get better or to be in a better mental state. Life can be hard to deal with, but the loss of a loved one, divorce, financial troubles, moving or having children can make your mental health worse if you do not know how to cope. Seeking therapy and counseling can give you a space to talk through fears and concerns so that life does not knock you down.
Seek Help With Ogden Psych
At Ogden Psychological Services, we want to put you on the best track for your mental health. We know that life can be challenging and mental illness should not rule your life. We treat patients who have experienced a range of emotions, traumas and experiences. We are here for you. Learn more about our team here and contact us with questions you may have, before beginning treatment.