It's Good To Talk!
It’s always good to talk. There are times when you might be worried about something, and simply voicing your anxiety could be a good way to get it off your chest. Similarly, there might be something that you aren’t really looking forward to in the future and this could be getting you down. But by chatting with someone about it, they might help to show you that it’s not something that should be stressing you out. In fact, there are very few situations in which talking doesn’t help, and various research shows that telling someone about your thoughts, feelings, and emotions can help mental health problems.
Is there something you’ve been meaning to get off your chest for a while now? Here are the people who you can turn to.
If you are feeling particularly down or your depression is starting to affect your everyday life, it could be worth turning to a therapist or counsellor straight away. Psychologists, such as www.meridianpsychiatricpartners.com, usually also offer services that will help patients deal with mental health problems and will give them a safe space in which they can talk openly and honestly. Therapists, counsellors, and psychologists can also point you in the right direction if you need to think about taking your treatment further.
Did you know that if you dial 211 in most regions across the country, you will get through to your local social and community services? This isn’t something that many people know, but it will be very useful indeed! The individual who you are put through to will be able to listen to you and can also refer you to a lot of great mental health resources. This is the perfect option if you can’t afford a therapist but would like to chat with someone anonymously.
Your Friends And Family
I’m sure that you will be able to turn to your friends and family whenever you need someone to talk to too. They will want to help you with whatever you are going through and will no doubt want to give you as much support as they can. Some of them might have been in your position before, and they will be able to give you advice based on their experience.
Check With Your Employer
Most companies these days have an employee assistance program. You can find out more about what these can offer you at www.personneltoday.com, but most of them will cover some mental health services. I’m sure that your employer will be able to point you in the right direction of a counsellor if they do indeed offer this kind of program.
Your Local Church
Even if you aren’t religious, you still might find it beneficial to pop into your local charge and speak to the priest or vicar. They have been trained to listen to people in times of need, and you might find that they are really supportive.
Hopefully, you find someone on this list who you can talk to.