Today, we are realizing that mental health is just as important, if not, more important than our physical health; and society is becoming much more aware and accepting of how prolific mental health issues are.
The taboo of mental health issues is slowly fading away to the point that people are now openly talking about their issues - as a coping mechanism and means of reaching out for support.
Of course, some people wear their “issues” on their sleeve to the point they almost define themselves by a particular condition or mindset - which is not necessarily something to be encouraged as where attention goes energy flows; meaning, if someone is so focused and caught up in their emotional issues, these issues will grow.
Similar to how people can be born with no arms or legs and still achieve tremendous feats from skydiving to speaking on stages throughout the world as a personal development speaker - you don’t need to let your mental health issues define or restrict you.
Instead, you can use them to your advantage - as fuel to motivate your transformational journey, but at the core of anybody dealing with mental health issues is the need for self care.
This is similar to how, managing your sugar intake each day is important for everyone in order to live a healthy and balanced life - yet, if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, for instance, then your sugar intake becomes much more important to keep in check.
It’s also important for you to get adequate support; whether this is through an organization such as Inspire, a local community group that offers peer support, or a more professional counseling and psychotherapy service.
Finding the right counseling service for you can be tough first starting out. You need to find someone you trust, who makes you comfortable, and helps you open up emotionally. Before choosing someone to help you on your journey to recovery, you have to sit with yourself and decide who you are looking for in a therapist. Put in your research. Is gender important to you? Do you care how old they are? Read some reviews. Ask friends and family. Make a pros and cons list. Then, when you've narrowed it down, give them a call.