Below is a link to a 5 minute video that painfully illustrates some of the challenges a person faces when they do pluck up the courage to seek help with their emotional, psychological distress. It also provides a candid overview of some of the responses of GP’s and surgery staff and, helpfully, what mental health advocates “Time to Change” (TTC) are trying to address. Please do watch before reading on.
Are you serious? (Heh!)
There are more than one hundred talking therapies available to help guide you through your emotional and mental health challenges. With so many, which one is right for you?
Clearly, I’m unable to cover all available options here… even if I knew them all! What we can do, however, is explore a short journey around some of the offerings, and considerations.
Do you think you will consider a counsellor only as a last resort? Why would that be? Perhaps a sense of failure?
Many people feel that to see a counsellor is to admit a failure in some way. Many wait, trying to work out how to overcome the matters hurting them. [Read more…]
Guest author, Javier Fitzgerald, writes about counseling, addiction and education. His most recent work is entitled “How Do I Become A Substance Abuse Counselor?” Making the decision to go into rehab is a huge one, and you should be commended for it. You’ve taken the first step to starting fresh and new. Still though, you must continue to attend substance abuse counselling afterwards for the following reasons:
Giving us an insight into bipolar disorder, is guest author Shauna Smith.
What I didn’t know then, that would have changed my life…
When I was young, as far back as I can remember I was depressed, emotional and moody. I was very sensitive, easily hurt and bullied regularly. I went through the majority of my life living this existence of sadness, loneliness, hurt and fear. [Read more…]
About Depression… depression, depression, depression…
We hear this word all the time it seems. Does this mean it has lost value? Have we become desensitised to the word ‘depression’, what does it really mean? [Read more…]
…that wasn’t a metaphor! Or was it?
Actually, a walk in the park, the riverside, through town or just walking rather than driving where possible can be helpful, emotionally and physically. But you know this, right? [Read more…]
If I need counselling, I must be in real trouble; I must have failed in some way.
If you recognise and find courage to consider counselling, whether for emotional ‘niggles’ or for something you feel is more serious, this is a success in your life. A failure might be considered if you continued to neglect seeking to resolve a problem that leaves you feeling ‘less than’. [Read more…]
What are you waiting for? Obvious, when we think about it. We’re busy. We’re looking after business… family… health. But are we? [Read more…]